Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm



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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Monday 16th May

Review: “Merlin James: To The Present”

Declan Long reviews the art exhibition “Merlin James: To The Present” at the Kerlin Gallery

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Thursday 12th May

Shortlist for the Turner Prize 2016

Declan Long assesses the shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize

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Tuesday 10th May

Review: “New Selected Poems” by Derek Mahon

Kathy D’Arcy reviews the latest collection “New Selected Poems” by Derek Mahon (published by Gallery Press)

Wednesday 4th May

"An Teach Tui" by Vona Groarke

Vona Groarke reads “An Teach Tui” from her current collection “Selected Poems” (published by Gallery Press)

Tuesday 3rd May

Leonardo da Vinci drawings at the National Gallery of Ireland

Martin Clayton of the Royal Collection and Anne Hodge of the National Gallery of London give a guided tour around the ten original drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection in Britain which go on show from tomorrow at the National Gallery of Ireland

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Friday 29th April

"The Souvenir Shop", a 1916 art project by Rita Duffy

Abie Philbin Bowman met artist Rita Duffy who explains her project The Souvenir Shop, a recreation of a shop owned by Tom Clarke – one of the signatories of the 1916 Proclamation – and examining how ordinary items can be turned into commodities or ‘souvenirs’ because of their association with a significant period in history

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