Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm



Tuesday 14th June

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:   

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

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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

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Thursday 26th May

"Sinner" by Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins reads “Sinner” from her latest poetry collection “Tongulish” (published by Bloodaxe Books)

Monday 23rd May

"Tongulish" by Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins talks about - and reads from - her latest collection “Tongulish” (published by Bloodaxe)  

Friday 20th May

Review: Photo London art fair

Mayo photographer Mark Duffy reviews the major art fair Photo London, where nearly 500 artists are exhibiting at the annual photography fair

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Thursday 19th May

“Stano: In Between Silence, Where We Really Exist” at the International Literature Festival Dublin

Experimental musician/visual artist Stano and poet Theo Dorgan who are collaborating on “In Between Silence, Where We Really Exist”, a series of sound installations by Stano featuring storytelling from Irish writers and artists screening in various venues as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin

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Wednesday 18th May

Caitriona O'Reilly, poet

Irish poet Caitriona O’Reilly chats about - and reads from - her latest collection “Geis” (published by Bloodaxe Books)


Tuesday 17th May

Rafeef Ziadah, poet

Palestinian performance poet Rafeef Ziadah talks about her family roots as refugees and addressing politically contentious Israel-Palestine issues in her work

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