Special features

Monday 1st August

Salmon Poetry at 35

A special programme to celebrate the publication of “Even The Daybreak”, a new anthology marking 35 years of Salmon Poetry in the company of the founder Jessie Lendennie and poets Lorna Shaughnessy ...

Wednesday 18th May

Polska Éire Festival 2016

Piotr Rakowski, director of the Polska Éire Festival with a preview of some of the music, film, theatre and sports events taking place over the course of the week-long festival

Full details:  http://polskaeirefestival.org  

Tuesday 26th April

Granta Magazine showcases new Irish writing

Marking the latest edition of Granta Magazine which is dedicated to showcasing new Irish writing, poetry and photography, in the company of acting deputy editor of Granta Magazine Luke Brown, authors Sally Rooney, Colin Barrett, Sara Baume, John Connell and poet Stephen Sexton

Full details:  http://granta.com 

Wednesday 20th April

Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2016

A special programme live from the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway, with guests including novelists Tobias Wolff and Miriam Toews, poet Susan Millar DuMars, new Irish writer Sarah Maria Griffin and music from Aindrias de Staic

Full details:  www.cuirt.ie 

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

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 

Tuesday 5th January

Artistic new year's resolutions

Rachel Breslin with suggestions of courses for artistic new year’s resolutions – creative writing/screenwriting courses at the Irish Writers Centre (Dublin) - http://irishwriterscentre.ie / www.filmbase.ie 

life drawing at Trinity Arts Workshop/the RHA/The Drawing Studio (Dublin)/the Model (Sligo) - www.trinityartsworkshop.com / www.rhagallery.ie / www.drawing.ie / www.themodel.ie 

learning a musical instrument at British & Irish Modern Music Institute/the Royal Irish Academy of Music/Waltons/The Music Room (Dublin), Oideas Gael (Donegal)/ Galway Music Academy/Cork School of Music - www.bimm.ie / www.riam.ie / www.waltons.ie / www.themusicroom.ie / www.oideas-gael.com / www.galwaymusicacademy.ie / www.ccsm.ie 

Thursday 19th November

Launch of new annual anthology "Winter Pages"

Launch of “Winter Pages”, a new annual anthology for the arts in Ireland (stories, interviews, essays etc) edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith.  In conversation with Irish writers Kevin Barry, Claire Kilroy and Peter Murphy and music from Gráinne Hunt & band

(for copyright reasons the music within this programme is not available to download)

Friday 13th November

Arena at the Dublin Book Festival 2015

Tonight's show is live from Smock Alley Theatre as part of the Dublin Book Festival; guests include poet Kate Dempsey and authors Frankie Gaffney, Danielle McLaughlin and Reggie Chamberlain King and live music from The Matthews and The Healing

Full details: www.dublinbookfestival.com      

Friday 2nd October

Brian Friel, RIP

A tribute to the great Irish playwright Brian Friel, who died today, in the company of Patrick Mason, Emilie Pine, Joe Dowling, Sinead Cusack, Richard Pine, Stephen Rea, Billy Roche, Patricia McBride, Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Garry Hynes

Friday 18th September

Culture Night 2015

The annual Culture Night extravaganza with a spectacular 3-hour free concert live from Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, with music, theatre, poetry and literature reflecting the vibrancy of Ireland's cultural and artistic life

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)



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Email: arena@rte.ie

Twitter: @RTEArena

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Presenter: Seán Rocks


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