Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm


Arts news

Tuesday 12th April

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Kanye West makes music history in America as the first artist to reach number one on the US album chart mostly through streaming / Bryan Adams cancels concert in Mississippi to protest that state’s new law on Transgender access to toilets / Gene Simmons of KISS in public row with N.W.A.

Monday 11th April

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Extra Bruce Springsteen tickets going on sale & he also cancelled a concert in North Carolina, to protest that state’s new law on Transgender access to toilets. Enda Kenny opens the Kevin Barry recital rooms in the National Concert Hall. New film from Martin McDonagh – the working title is ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Thursday 7th April

Arts News

with Alan Corr - The Little Museum of Dublin wins a prestigious European Award, Bob Dylan to release a new 12-song album of standards and classics, Belltable Arts Centre in Limerick to re-open tonight after financial problems over the past few years and Marketa Dowling, the new Programme Manager for the former Belltable Arts Centre building in Limerick which is re-launching tonight as a new arts and culture centre

Wednesday 6th April

Arts News

with Anthony Thuillier - line-up announced for 2016 Edinburgh International Festival and long-running sponsor BP pulls out, Morgan Stanley report investors are becoming more cautious after the market-crash film "The Big Short" 

Tuesday 5th April

Arts News

with Alan Corr - The Rolling Stones plan to release a new album this year and they mark their 54th anniversary with a major exhibition in London, Tom Vaughan Lawlor takes lead in new film "Maze" to be filmed in Cork

Monday 4th April

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - a successful night for Irish theatre-makers at last night's Olivier Awards, Saoirse Ronan and Ciarán Hinds getting rave reviews for their performances in "The Crucible" on Broadway, the character of Waylon Smithers in The Simpson finally comes out of the closet

Thursday 31st March

Zaha Hadid RIP

Film-maker Ultan Guilfoyle remembers the work of acclaimed Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid whose death has just been announced 

Wednesday 30th March

Arts News

with Alan Corr - sad news that Dublin radio station TXFM to close down, Lenny Abrahamson reportedly to make a World War I drama about daredevil pilots  

Tuesday 29th March

Arts News

with Alan Corr - lots of positive reaction to 'Centenary' concert in Bord Gáis Energy Theatre last night, criticism of some high profile figures in Harper Lee letters, Rufus Wainright unveils first taste of his new Shakespeare album

Thursday 24th March

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Shakespeare's skull was probably stolen from his grave, John Cleese furious that a theatre group didn't seek permission before using his Fawlty Towers concept, confirmed that new album to come from The Stone Roses, tributes flood in for A Tribe Called Quest founding member Phife Dawg who died on Tuesday



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