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Autumn is the season of culture, and while some of our usual activities are a little limited now there are still amazing ways to indulge in culture across the country and via your mobile device. Here is what BT Recommends right now.

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Emma Dabiri, actor and author of the bestselling book Don’t Touch My Hair.


Dublin Theatre Festival, A New Ireland Now, by Emma Dabiri

You can still enjoy some of the Dublin Theatre Festival events and shows via live stream. The show, A New Ireland Now, is led by Irish writer Emma Dabiri, author of the bestselling book Don’t Touch My Hair — a ground-breaking study of how black hairstyling culture can be understood as an allegory for black oppression and ultimately, liberation – this conversation will gather together some of the freshest young black Irish talent for a lively and provocative discussion that mashes up contemporary movements like Black Lives Matter with the story of Irish liberation.

The Dublin Theatre Festival runs from 24th September to 11th October, 2020.

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Grace Coddington and Perry Ogden in conversation at Grace’s apartment in New York in January 2020


Art and Alchemy: Perry Ogden in conversation with Grace Coddington, National Gallery of Ireland

Renowned photographer and filmmaker Perry Ogden (who just so happened to shoot our new season film) meets the legendary creative-director-at-large of American Vogue magazine, Grace Coddington, for a podcast for the National Gallery of Ireland. They discuss the magic of photography and the role it has played in Grace’s life: from her days as a model in late-50s London, to her role as a fashion editor at British Vogue and then creative director of American Vogue. Grace is a stylist extraordinaire who has collaborated with many of the great fashion and portrait photographers of the last sixty years, including Norman Parkinson, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh and Steven Meisel, creating images we all know and love for Vogue. Recorded on location at Grace’s apartment in New York in January 2020, this is a not to be missed podcast.

The National Gallery of Ireland podcast series is available on their website.

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Mirror Pavilion by John Gerrard in Connemara, for the Galway International Arts Festival 2020


Mirror Pavilion, Galway Arts Festival

Mirror Pavilion by John Gerrard was commissioned by Galway International Arts Festival for Galway 2020. This beautiful and striking structure, is a must-see with
 three sides and the roof clad in a highly reflective mirror and the fourth wall in high–resolution LED which depicts different scenes. A venture out to Connemara to see it will ensure you encounter a dazzling moment in the Irish landscape.

Mirror Pavilion, Derrigimlagh Bog, Connemara, Co. Galway. From 11th – 31st October, 2020.

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The new season of the BT Podcast is coming soon, pictured is beauty guru Sarah Chapman who we will talk in a forthcoming episode.


BT Podcast Autumn Series

Come behind the scenes with us and listen to the most exciting voices in fashion and beauty on the the Brown Thomas Podcast. We open the new podcast series this autumn with a dynamic guest line-up including; Jamie Genevieve, Sarah Chapman and Gucci Westman and Paul Smith, Aman Tak and Carlo Rivetti. Coming soon.

The new series of Brown Thomas Podcast is coming soon, stay tuned to our social channels for up to date information.

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