When we asked Red&Grey for recommendations for things to do in July, they suggested 'ice cream, short shorts and a bag of cans'. The tips didn't really need any improving, but nevertheless they came back with a host of other things in case you have dairy and gluten intolerances or legs too freckly for public display. Onward!
PODCASTS The Daily Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by New York Times journalism.
2 Bobs Conversations on the art of creative entrepreneurship
Caliphate An audio series following Rukmini Callimachi as she reports on the Islamic State and the fall of Mosul.
This American Life A weekly public radio program and podcast with different theme and stories.
Mystery Show by Gimlet Media Starlet Kine solving mysteries.
The Other Podcast Women in the creative industries. Fantastic, 10/10 ;)
RADIO The Do You Breakfast Show: Hang loose with Charlie Bones, and guests. (A really good one: Neneh Cherry and Four Tet)
DOCUMENTARIES The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters American documentary which follows Steve Wiebe in his attempts to take the high score record for the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong from the previous holder, Billy Mitchell.
Paris is Burning Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the voguing and ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it.
Ready, Set, Bag! Entertaining documentary that stars state champions from across the U.S. working to win the National Best Bagger contest.
The Thin Blue Line Documentary film by Errol Morris, depicting the story of Randall Dale Adams, a man convicted and sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit.
MUSIC Henri Texier
THEATRE/COMEDY Jimmy’s Hall – Peacock Theatre
The Snapper – Gate Theatre
Alison Spittle and Hannah Mamalis – Smock Alley Theatre, July 12
ART Tremble Tremble by Jesse Jones in the Project Arts Centre
The Breadwinner Exhibition in The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny
Girls Will Be Girls by Emer O’Toole – Feminism and the performance of gender under the roof of an Irish mammy.
Beatlebone by Kevin Barry – John Lennon travelling to his island in Clew Bay to overcome creative block.