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KathyAnn Murphy

KathyAnn is a playwright, theatre and film designer and director from Co. Wicklow. She holds an MA in Theatre Practise and a BA in Design for Stage and Screen. She is a third level tutor, drama teacher and is currently studying a Diploma in Irish Studies. KathyAnn has a great interest in the arts, social justice, history and music.

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Feature: New Music from Elga Fox

By KathyAnn Murphy / April 24, 2021

Elga Fox is a musician living in Dublin. With new music on the way, I spoke with Fox about her upcoming single launch, how she got into music, and her love for her growing fan base online. When did you first start playing music? “I first started playing music about 10 years ago. I took […]

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Is the #BodyPositivity movement toxic?

By KathyAnn Murphy / April 21, 2021

According to the Cambridge Dictionary; “body positivity is rooted in loving your body and gaining self confidence”. Personally, I feel like the concept of body positivity really evolved when I was a late teen, moving into college years. I think this is because I grew up in the 2000’s. In my opinion, this era was […]

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Feature: Ella Green Jewellery

By KathyAnn Murphy / April 16, 2021

We often see articles and features regarding women in business and female entrepreneurs. It’s hugely important to me to give a platform to these women and express my support for their businesses. As we know, it’s extremely difficult to keep a company afloat during these unprecedented times. However, many businesses have moved online, offering click […]

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Review: Stage to Screen, Romeo and Juliet at the National

By KathyAnn Murphy / April 15, 2021

Theatres across the globe have been gathering dust over the past year, and bar a few online streams, the majority of small scale theatres have taken a hit financially. This has led to numerous closures. Not only has this had a grave affect on the businesses that run these theatres, but also on everyone who […]

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Trending Apps for 2021

By KathyAnn Murphy / April 12, 2021

As we all spend more time indoors over the past year, we have been glued to our phones as a form of social interaction, staying up to date with ongoing news reports on the current economic and health situation. However our phones have also been a form of continuous entertertainment. Apps that I find myself […]

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How Jazz Influenced the Civil Rights Movement

By KathyAnn Murphy / April 8, 2021

Music can be a form of expression of our own opinions, life experiences, and can also be heavily influenced by pop culture when the song is written. However, music also aids a “helping hand” to political reforms. In recent years, we have seen the resurgence of racist attacks through the Western world. Racism has been […]

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The Rise of the Small Business: a feature of new online businesses

By KathyAnn Murphy / April 7, 2021

According to financialwolves.com, starting an online business is the best way to make money but by no means can this be related to ‘getting rich quick’. Nevertheless, it is very plausible that your business could develop into a larger franchise. A lot of companies have actually moved online from physical sales. Not only has this […]

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Feature: O’Cuana Music ‘Momentum’

By KathyAnn Murphy / April 4, 2021

Music is the heartbeat that helps us through life’s experiences, good and bad; music allows us to express our true selves in an artistic way. Like many creatives, musicians have been able to adapt and conquer during this time of isolation. It has allowed them to focus on their musiccraft and also experiment with new […]

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The Dangers of TikTok for Children

By KathyAnn Murphy / March 29, 2021

A large number of children have spent months of the pandemic being home-schooled and over 97% of young people were on the internet for the majority of the day. This didn’t stop after school hours. And what else is there to do during these lockdowns, other than to allow children to play on their tablets, […]

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