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by amy 2015-01-07 19:09:52

Banter Turns 100!

From humble beginnings as an intimate 'talky' thing in the loft of The Twisted Pepper...


Banter is now about to hit edition 100 on Wednesday January 28th in its spiritual home at 54 Middle Abbey St...

Banter has appeared in many shapes, sizes, and places during its six year history, and host Jim Carroll recounted some of these memories fondly...

'There are many, many Banters which stand out in the memory: the one with Utah Saints on the Derry city walls when a lad dressed as a muskateer fired his gun with no warning, the one in the kitchen in Donegal where there was a Picasso on the wall, all the ones in Foxy John’s in Dingle as part of Other Voices, the one with Nile Rodgers in a packed Galway hotel function room where he slagged me and my questions off and got the crowd chanting along'

(Check out the full story on thisisbanter.com)

For Banter 100, we’re having three panels, because for 100, one is just not enough...

From the Editor’s Office

We’ve gathered together a number of editors from various national publications and news outlets to talk about what they do, the pressures and decisions they face and make on an average day, their views on the news management agenda and their opinions on the Irish media landscape.

The panel: Kevin O’Sullivan (editor, The Irish Times), Ian Kehoe (editor, Sunday Business Post), Des Gibson (editor, Irish Daily Star) and http://twitter.com/kevinbakhurst">Kevin Bakhurst (RTE Managing Director News and Current Affairs and Deputy Director General)

Living for the City: Loving Dublin

Since September 2013, the Living for the City series has delved into many nooks and crannies of living, working and playing in Dublin in the 21st century, from transportmedia and housing to food, immigration and creativity.

For Banter 100, Aisling Rogerson (The Fumbally Cafe), Lynn Daly (Dublin City Council events and tourism team) and John Mahon (The Locals) to come along to talk about what they think really makes Dublin tick and the things they believe can be done simply and quickly to improve the everyday life of the city.

An interview with Timo

2015 marks U:mack’s 21st birthday so we thought it would be a good idea to kick off the year of Timo (#um21) with an interview with the man himself about his life and times. (Timo has been responsible for hundreds – maybe thousands – of events by bands, DJs and live electronic acts in the city, from Aphex Twin, Fugazi, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Battles, Autechre, Caribou and Moderat to The Ex, Atari Teenage Riot, Andy Weatherall, Plaid, Squarepusher and zillions more.) Trust us, you will not want to miss this.

Tickets for Banter 100 are now on sale, but they're in high demand as someone mentioned that there might be cake, so don't delay.


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by info 8th January 2015

Event is now sold out. Might issue a few more tix closer the date or email me direct if your interested in some of them. 

by info 8th January 2015

note there's 3 talks . will amend the above in a few minutes. We're gonna add more tickets next week, just need to figure out a few logistics between times and capacities.


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