Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Arts news

Friday 6th November

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - further developments in controversy about 1916 programme for Abbey Theatre and the lack of female representation, China set to become world dominant power in cinema, bittersweet ending a possibility for Game of Thrones 

Thursday 5th November

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Irish director Kirsten Sheridan plans to make a film about Amy Winehouse, president of Pixar praises 'healthy' Irish animation sector, author Arundhati Roy protests against religious intolerance

Wednesday 4th November

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - shortlist announced for Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, Eoin Colfer hired to write a new Iron Man novel and Kenneth Branagh to direct film of Artemis Fowl, Ian Fleming letter reveals his attitude to Bond girl Pussy Galore

Tuesday 3rd November

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - winner announced of France's oldest literary prize which is more about prestige than money, obscure collection of short stories "Dr Dogbody's Leg" lauded by Rolling Stone Keith Richards, lid lifted on the world of online photography

Monday 2nd November

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - a new "Star Trek" tv series announced for 2017, The Stone Roses to re-form for concerts next year, Saoirse Ronan wins New Hollywood Award 

Friday 30th October

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Benedict Cumberbatch pleas for British public to support refugees, Twitter reveals the number of tweets relating to One Direction in the year 2015, Barack Obama sings Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' for Halloween - or does he?

Wednesday 28th October

Arts News - 2016 programme for the Abbey Theatre, 'Waking The Nation'

Artistic director Fiach MacConghail explains what's in store in the 2016 programme for the Abbey Theatre

Official website:  www.abbeytheatre.ie 

Thursday 1st October

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Limerick author Kevin Barry shortlisted for the UK's Goldsmith's Prize, Star Wars producers donate sizeable sum to Valentia Lifeboat to say thank you to people of Kerry, David Schwimmer's first sitcom since Friends

Wednesday 30th September

Arts News

with Alan Corr - finalists announced for this year's Hennessy Portrait Prize, Australian writer Michael Robotham wins Crime Writer's Gold Dagger Award, Phil Lynott statue on Harry Street in Dublin city centre damaged after being hit by a motorist

Tuesday 29th September

Arts News

with Alan Corr - €300m capital investment package announced for Ireland's culture and heritage, new appointments to board of National Library of Ireland, Royal Hibernian Academy announces new mini-festival "Interlude"

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