Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Poetry

Wednesday 29th June

"Nocturne" by Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor reads ‘Nocturne’, her poem about an Irish soldier reflecting on the his time fighting in the battle of the Somme

Tuesday 28th June

"Take Me To The River" by Fergal McCarthy

Fergal McCarthy explains the concept behind his exhibition “Take Me To The River” at Visual Carlow - using shipping palettes and plastic bottles extracted from the canal near his home, ...

Thursday 23rd June

Kate Dempsey of The Poetry Divas

Kate Dempsey of The Poetry Divas reads “While It Lasted” from her debut collection "The Space Between" (published by Doire Press) Bard on a Barge event:   http://midsummerartsfestival.ie  The Poetry Divas: ...

Tuesday 21st June

Review: NCAD, DIT and IADT graduate exhibitions

Art critic Aidan Dunne reviews the NCAD, DIT and IADT graduate exhibitions Further details:  www.ncad.ie,  www.dit.ie and www.iadt.ie  

Thursday 16th June

Artist-in-Residence programme at Electric Picnic

Artist Claire Hartigan who originated the idea for D.I.V.A. (Diverse Individual Visual Artists), aiming to bring professional visual artists together to collaborate with one another at this year’s Electric Picnic, ...

Tuesday 14th June

“Imaginary Bonnets With Real Bees In Them”, with Paula Meehan and Eavan Boland

Paula Meehan and Eavan Boland talk about “Imaginary Bonnets With Real Bees In Them”, a collection of the three annual lectures Paula has delivered in her tenure as Ireland’s Chair ...

Programme for the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2016

Eugene Downes, director of the Kilkenny Arts Festival with a guide to the highlights in this year’s festival which celebrates the music of Mozart Full details:  www.kilkennyarts.ie   

Tuesday 7th June

"Bone Fire" by Susan Millar DuMars

Susan Millar DuMars chats about her new collection of poetry “Bone Fire” – about what it’s like for a woman turning 50 and embracing a new period in life (published ...

Wednesday 1st June

“Conflicting Visions in a Turbulent Age 1900-1916” at Crawford Gallery Cork

Art historian Dr Eimear O’Connor who is curating the exhibition “Conflicting Visions in a Turbulent Age 1900-1916” at the Crawford Gallery in Cork, focusing on social and political struggles that effected Ireland between 1900 and 1916 as seen through the eyes of Irish artists

Full details:  www.crawfordartgallery.ie  

Monday 30th May

"Citizen" by Anita Groener at the Butler Gallery

Lorcan Clancy reports on the exhibition “Citizen” by Dutch visual artist Anita Groener, inspired by images of displaced, stateless Syrian people and reflecting on the magnitude of the current refugee crisis, currently showing at the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny

Further details:  www.butlergallery.com 

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