Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm


Arts news

Monday 23rd May

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan helps Ken Loach win a Palme d'Or, Gabriel Byrne cast as Pope Gregory X in new Netflix series "Marco Polo", FAI unveils Ireland's theme song for Euro 2016

Wednesday 18th May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Lenny Abrahamson slams government arts policy, production begins in Kilkenny on Angelina Jolie animated film 'The Breadwinner', Dan Brown best-seller to be re-worked for a younger audience 

Tuesday 17th May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - a 3-week festival of Irish arts and culture commemorating the 1916 Rising will take place in Washington DC, Belfast writer & illustrator PJ Lynch is the new Laureate na nÓg, American country singer Guy Clark dies

Monday 16th May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Cork Film Festival granted a loan to ward off financial troubles, Oscar 2017 buzz already building for Ruth Negga for her performance in "Loving", Tom Hanks thanks the Irish man who gave him his first acting break

Friday 13th May

Arts News

with Sinead Mooney - a biopic of Dionne Warwick announced at Cannes with surprising casting as Cilla Black, an 'unflinching' documentary on Paris Hilton goes into production, conductor John Wilson steps down as principal conductor of RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Thursday 12th May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - public pressure grows for a dedicated Ministry for the Arts, The Stone Roses to release their first single since 1995, a new prehistoric tv drama being shot in Wicklow

Wednesday 11th May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Cork Film Festival needs urgent financial help if it is to survive, Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys responds to criticism of the new configuration of her department, the Star Wars spacecraft Millenium Falcon lands in Donegal, new car show with old Top Gear team will be called 'The Grand Tour'  

Tuesday 10th May

Arts News - call for a separate Ministry for the Arts

Emily Mark Fitzgerald, lecturer in the UCD School Of Art History & Cultural Policy explains why she has publicly called for a separate and stand-alone Ministry for the Arts (feeling the arts have been demoted by being combined with other ministries in the new Cabinet)

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Monday 9th May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - winners of this year's All-Ireland Drama Festival, Justin Timberlake to be the interval act at this year's Eurovision final, Michael Caine slams young actors who chase fame over talent

Friday 6th May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Minister Heather Humphreys retains arts portfolio in new Cabinet, shortlist unveiled for Desmond Elliott Prize for a debut work of fiction, Ardal O'Hanlon received death threat during the Fr Ted years, Radiohead to release their new album this weekend  



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