Obituary: Sean Connery, The One & Only Bond

He was the first Bond and would go onto encapsulate the essence of Ian Fleming’s spy on screen. Editor, Peter Donnelly reflects on Sir Sean Connery’s life as he dies aged 90.

Interview with local writer Sheena Wilkinson

Victoria Brown, Editor.  Sheena Wilkinson has won many awards for her fiction including five Children’s Books Ireland Awards,  most recently the Honour Award for Fiction for 2017’s historical novel Star By Star, which was also shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards. Described in The Irish Times as ‘one of our foremost writers for young people’, Sheena received an Major Award  from the Arts Council of NorthernContinue reading “Interview with local writer Sheena Wilkinson”

Multi-Award Winning Poet Mark Doty Announced as First Ever International Visiting Poetry Fellow At Seamus Heaney Centre.

Lewis Sloan, Features Editor. This week it was announced that American poet Mark Doty has accepted the invitation to become the first ever International Visiting Poetry Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University. The announcement will add Doty to an already impressive list of poets associated with the Centre, which holds regular poetryContinue reading “Multi-Award Winning Poet Mark Doty Announced as First Ever International Visiting Poetry Fellow At Seamus Heaney Centre.”

The Gown Interviews: Thomas Rhett

Courtenay Mercer, Contributor American country music singer and songwriter Thomas Rhett (Thomas Rhett Akins, Jr.) opened his European tour in Mandela Hall, in a gig opened by his own father – the legendary Rhett Akins. We had the wonderful opportunity to talk to Rhett (Jr.) all about his experiences as a performer. What are youContinue reading “The Gown Interviews: Thomas Rhett”