POP Marina and the Diamonds Welsh-Greek performer/ songwriter Marina Diamandis has delivered one of the year’s best pop albums in Froot, and the accompanying live shows (as part of what she calls the Neon Nature tour)reference her three sparkling studio albums across distinct ‘acts’. Gigs of the week. GREATS FOR YEATS ‘A lonely impulse of delight’ 32 writers and visual artists mark the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats’s birth. Writers are John Banville, Eavan Boland, Paul Muldoon, Edna O’Brien and Colm Tóibín. Visual artists include Yoko Akino, Jean Bardon, Jon Behan, Michael Canning, Diana Copperwhite, Michael Cullen, Martin Gale, Richard Gorman, Ed Miliano, Niall Naessens, Hughie O’Donoghue, Amelia Stein and Donald Teskey. There’s a full-colour, hard-cover publication with an introduction by RF Foster and an essay by Peter Fallon. SONGSTRESS Lianne La Havas Taking it nice and slowly – and with some style – is what Lianne La Havas (above) is all about. A previous nominee of the BBC Sound of 2012 poll, she has since advanced to bigger and better things, notably a close (but not too close!) association with Prince, and this year’s rather snazzy (and quite personal) album Blood. Think stylish, think svelte, think smooth. THEATRE Rough Magic SEEDS: Unspoken & Enjoy They shoot up so fast, these SEEDS, now bringing the seventh crop of theatre artists mentored by Rough Magic with this biennial showcase. As ever, the display is informed by the participants: playwright Shane Mac an Bhaird, director Zoe Ni Riordain, set designer Cait Corkery and composers, Danny Forde and Cameron Macaulay, which this year has resulted in some intriguing platforms and much multi-tasking. Macaulay just finished work as composer and co-director (with Mac an Bhaird) on Anna Bella Eema, for instance. Director Zoe Ní Riordáin now stages the Irish premiere of Toshiki Okada’s mumblecore portrait of Japan’s Lost Generation, Enjoy, with a sensational generational cast, while Forde scores the new dance piece Unspoken, with Mac an Bhaird’s play Traitor presented as a rehearsed reading next week. (Corkery’s design work is everywhere across the programme.) A diverse programme, SEEDS always bears encouraging fruit.