Monday 22nd August

Review: "I Draw, I Do" by David Hockney at the MAC Belfast

Kelly Grovier reviews “ I Draw, I Do”, a large exhibition of the early works of David Hockney currently running at the MAC Belfast Further details:  https://themaclive.com 

Thursday 18th August

"Procedure" by Fred Johnston

Fred Johnston reads his poem “Procedure”, which features in "Even The Daybreak", an anthology celebrating 35 years of Salmon Poetry

Tuesday 16th August

Centres of Cataclysm-Celebrating 50 Years of Modern Poetry in Translation”, edited by Sasha Dugdale

Sasha Dugdale, one of the editors of “Centres of Cataclysm-Celebrating 50 Years of Modern Poetry in Translation” (published by Bloodaxe Books)

Monday 15th August

"A Fair Land" at IMMA

Lorcan Clancy reports on “A Fair Land”, a large-scale collaborative exhibition at IMMA with artists, architects, growers and chefs all working together to develop a system for living derived from ...

Friday 12th August

"Brittlefield" by Aideen Barry at the RHA Gallery

Aideen Barry gives Kay a guided tour of her exhibition of video installations - “Brittlefield” at the RHA Gallery Full details:   www.rhagallery.ie 

Thursday 11th August

"Battles" by John Cummins

John Cummins reads his poem "Battles"    Further details:   www.facebook.com/johncumminspoetician 

Wednesday 10th August

“Ghost Of The Fisher Cat” by Aifric McGlinchey

Aifric McGlinchey explains how a mural in Paris inspired the poems in her latest collection “Ghost Of The Fisher Cat” (published by Salmon Poetry)   Official website:   www.africmcglinchey.com 

Thursday 4th August

"All Cops Are People" by Cormac Lally

Cormac Lally (who is appearing at the Feakle Festival) with a poem about the gardai - ‘All Cops Are People’ Festival details:  www.feaklefestival.ie

Wednesday 3rd August

"Bearing Straight" by Colm Keegan

Colm Keegan reads his poem “Bearing Straight, in memory of Rachel Peavoy” which he wrote for “Even The Daybreak”, the anthology to mark 35 years of Salmon Poetry

Tuesday 2nd August

"Moving Out" by Mary Coll

Mary Coll reads her poem “Moving Out” which features in “Even The Daybreak”, a new anthology celebrating 35 years of Salmon Poetry



Contact the Show

Email: arena@rte.ie

Twitter: @RTEArena

Text: 51551

Presenter: Seán Rocks


Ways to Listen

Radio Player