Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm


Arts news

Monday 23rd November

Arts News

with Alan Corr - U2 promise to put on their 'best shows' in re-scheduled concerts in Paris next month, 'How Was Your Day' wins best Irish short at Foyle Film Festival, Barack Obama to feature on new Coldplay album

Friday 20th November

Arts News

with Alan Corr - remembering the attacks on Paris one week on, hopes for Irish wins at Mercury Music Prize 

Wednesday 18th November

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - the band Eagles of Death Metal pay tribute to victims of the terrorist attack on Paris, the National Library of Ireland undergoing a €10m renovation to protect collection, future for some of the paintings in Russborough House collection under negotiation

Tuesday 17th November

Arts News

with Alan Corr - winner just announced of the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2015, a new Don DeLillo novel to come in the new year, Oxford English Dictionary announces their word of the year - but it's not a word

Thursday 12th November

Arts News - Waking The Feminists

Sinead Mooney was at the ‘Waking The Feminists’ event at the Abbey Theatre earlier today, where women from all areas of theatrical life met to discuss how support for women in Irish theatre can be improved (a response to the lack of female representation in the ‘Waking The Nation’ programme for Abbey 2016)

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Wednesday 11th November

Arts News

with Alan Corr - author Kevin Barry on shortlist for the UK's literary Goldsmith's Prize to be announced later this evening, trad superstars The Gloaming announce a new album, One Direction's Niall Horan appears in new JK Rowling book 

Tuesday 10th November

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Modigliani painting of nude sells for second highest price ever for a work of art at auction, RTÉ quashes rumours about another season of Love/Hate, legendary rhythm & blues songwriter Allen Toussaint dies

Monday 9th November

Arts News

with Alan Corr - board of the Abbey Theatre concedes their 2016 programme does not represent gender equality, seven Irish authors on longlist for International Dublin Literary Award, the film "Brooklyn" claims biggest Irish cinema opening in decades 

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



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