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    on Wednesday's show...for a film fan how does the 1991 Patrick Swayze/Keanu Reeves cult-classic 'Point Break' compare with the 2016 re-boot?, familial and political tensions erupt in 1916-era Ireland in Marita Conlon McKenna's new novel  "Rebel Sisters", black comedy about thirty-something date night in "Taboo" and with a style described as 'Sinatra singing Lou Reed', New Yorkers August Wells in session

    Arena Tuesday 9 February 2016

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    Arts News

    with Anthony Thuillier - folk singer Donovan celebrates his 70th birthday with a special concert at the London Palladium, line-up for Forbidden Fruit Festival announced, "Room" tops the box office in Ireland while "Dad's Army" also does well at British box office, Berlin orchestras to stage concerts in aid of refugees

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    "Wild Sky", a new play by Deirdre Kinahan

    Deirdre Kinahan chats about her new play “Wild Sky”, the story of two young people from Slane who get caught up in the 1916 Rising (it was a commission from Meath County Council as part of their 1916 commemorations); she also addresses the issue of Waking The Feminists movement

    Full details:  www.wildskytheplay.com    

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    "Artists Without Borders" fund-raiser for Syrian refugees

    Gavin Glass, musician and Linda Devlin, organiser of the “Artists Without Borders” fundraising concert for Syrian refugees stuck in camps in Calais and Dunkirk; it takes place on Saturday 20th of February in the Unitarian Church on Dublin’s Stephen’s Green

    Full details:  www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/artists-without-borders-tickets-21040745436 

    (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

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    Cathal Black, film-maker

    Film-maker Cathal Black talks about his latest film “Butterfly”, his back catalogue, the Irish film industry and being the subject of a career retrospective at the Irish Film Institute

    Further details:   www.ifi.ie/cathal-black  

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    A new national anthem for Ireland

    The artists Deirdre Power and Sean Taylor explain their project to find a new national anthem for Ireland - ‘Nice Screams – a Citizens’ Project’ is part of EVA International 2016 and they’re looking for people to send them a proposal for a new national anthem: just a verse and a chorus

    Full details:  http://softday.ie/nicescreams/participate.html     

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: First Stone
      Composer: Gavin Glass
      Performer(s): Gavin Glass
      Performer(s): Gavin Glass
      Album: Sunday Songs
      Duration: 4:16
    • Title: Red Dress
      Composer: Gavin Glass
      Performer(s): Gavin Glass
      Performer(s): Gavin Glass
      Album: Gavin Glass & the Holy Shakers, self-release
      Duration: 3:27

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