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  • Lingo Spoken Word Festival 2016 – Near FM LIVE Broadcast

    Lingo Spoken Word Festival 2016 – Near FM LIVE Broadcast

      Join us for the cracking opener of the Lingo Spoken Word Festival 2016!! Near FM will broadcast LIVE from the Workman’s Club in Dublin on Friday 21st October from 6.30pm. This broadcast will feature performances and interviews with some of the finest spoken word poets and rappers around. We’ll also be speaking to the festival organisers and to some audience members on the night. The Lingo’s annual poetry slam is the real star of the festival and we will be broadcasting this high-energy and inspiring show LIVE […]

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  • Novels, Plays & Schooldays

    Novels, Plays & Schooldays

    Novels, Plays and Schooldays is a new 9 part radio series produced by Near FM with financial support from The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. The series looks at the novels and plays that form part of the Junior and Leaving Certificate English syllabus and discusses potential questions and approaches to those questions. The series features panel discussions with local schools and their teachers and dramatic interpretations of the works. Prog 1 – Of Mice and Men with students from inner city school, Larkin Community College Prog 2 […]

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  • Lost Easter Voices

    Lost Easter Voices

    Near 90.3fm will broadcast a unique 1916 series during Holy Week (21st to 27th March). This series, titled ‘Lost Easter Voices’ offers listeners a chance to hear what is purported to be the last interviews recorded with the executed proclamation signatories, starting with Patrick Pearse and concluding with James Connolly. At the time of the 1916 executions, social historian, Richard Maxwell, a nephew of General Sir John Maxwell, Commander in Chief of British Forces in Ireland, obtained permission to bring […]

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  • LINGO Live – Podcasts now Live

    LINGO Live – Podcasts now Live

    Podcasts from Friday nights Lingo Festival are now going live and you can listen again to the festival highlights by visiting http://nearfm.ie/podcast/?cat=3881 LINGO Live is a collaborative community radio broadcast from the LINGO spoken word festival on Friday Oct 16th in the Workman’s Club, Dublin. The 4 hour live broadcast will feature performances and interviews with spoken word poets, festival organisers and audience members. Performers and guests on the night will include Tongue Fu, John Cummins, John Moynes and The […]

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  • If You Love The Arts then Tune In to ‘Curtain Up’ Sat mornings from 22nd August here on Near FM

    If You Love The Arts then Tune In to ‘Curtain Up’ Sat mornings from 22nd August here on Near FM

    If you love the Arts and all that it entails then tune in to ‘Curtain Up’ here on http://nearfm.ie/livestream/ from Sat 22nd August and every Saturday morning from 11.30am to 12.30pm.  ‘Curtain Up’ is an Arts Program which will include all about Amateur Drama and Music. There will be Readings by local Writers, Drama from the Near Drama Company, Music from local Musical Societies & Choral Groups, a Notice Board announcing upcoming performances in the local areas, Interviews and much much more. So tune in every Saturday […]

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  • Poetic Lives

    Poetic Lives

    Poetic Lives is a new 6 part series that follows the lives of 6 migrant poets living and producing their art in Ireland. Starting Thursday 28th of May 2015, from 3-3.30 pm and running until July 2nd. The series features poets Jennifer Matthews, Theophilus Ejorh, Nita Mishra, Nithy Kasa, Joseph Horgan and Ozgecan Kesici. The series is devised and produced for Near FM by Ignacio Irigoien. Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

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  • If Ever You Go: A Northside Dublin Perspective

    If Ever You Go: A Northside Dublin Perspective

        Nearfm have produced a ten part radio series reinterpreting the Dublin: One City One Book ‘If Ever You Go: a Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song’ edited by Pat Boran and Gerard Smyth.This series takes a unique look at the book from a northside Dublin perspective by focusing on the poems, poets and songs associated with Northside Dublin. The series features many well known poets reciting and being interviewed about the poems they have featured in the […]

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  • Research Finds Many Community Benefits Provided By NEAR FM.

    Research Finds Many Community Benefits Provided By NEAR FM.

    DCU student, Jack O’Dea,  carried out some research to analyse the impact NEAR FM has on the Northside of Dublin. In his dissertation, the fundamentals of community radio were outlined, the objectives and foundations of the practice and the possible future of the concept.  This research was qualitative in order to gain an insight into the workings of the people who have liaised with NEAR FM. Two groups of interviewees were questioned, to ensure a broad understanding of the organisation. […]

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  • A Woman, A Dog & A Walnut Tree

    A Woman, A Dog & A Walnut Tree

    Near Drama Company present, Denis Byrne’s radio play, A Woman, A Dog & A Walnut Tree LIVE on air !!!! The play is set in the cooking area of a Refuge Centre for married women who have suffered at the hands of violent spouses. It is the present and past stories of three women from different backgrounds. Marge, the oldest, has little or no education, and has sought asylum in the Centre together with her three children, who are referred […]

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  • Art Spaces

    Art Spaces

    Art Spaces – a new six part radio series that explores six unique art spaces in the North of Dublin. Monday the 16th of June – Monday July 21st at 6.30pm on Near FM Art Spaces is a new six part radio series produced for Near FM. The aim of the series is to promote awareness and an appreciation of the visual arts in North Dublin.  It does so by examining the rich diversity and innovation in existence in the area, looking […]

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