Arena With Seán Rocks

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    Loves - Jane Murray Flutter

    Jane Murray Flutter talking about her mother the novelist Rumer Godden and her love of ballet. Jane Murray Flutter will host a Literary Tea at the West Cork Literary Festival on Saturday, July 13th at 3.30 in the Maritime Hotel in Bantry.

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    Hay Festival Kells- Part Two

    Seán Rocks is joined by Owen Sheers - Welshman, author, and official poet for the Welsh Rugby Union, Germaine Greer, Lisa Dwann and Gabriel Rosenstock.

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    Hay Festival Kells - Part One

    Arena broadcasts from the Headfort Arms Hotel in Kells as part of the Hay Festival in Kells. Seán Rocks is joined by Germaine Greer.

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    Arthur Guinness Projects

    Over the next three years the Arthur Guinness Projects will spend up to three million euro on the arts. There will be bursaries ranging from five to fifty thousand euro paid out to twenty projects each year. If you're a struggling artist and you'd like to put your pitch in, you can get all the details from www.arthurguinnessprojects.com

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    Nighthawks Part One

    Live music from The Ground Will Shake who perform 'Miss Serene' and 'C'mon Everybody' and Writer / Comedian Kevin Gildea.

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    Nighthawks Part Two

    Live music from Sinead White who performs 'Mouth Trumpet', Seamus Brennan reads 'The Boys From Ballybough' by Stephen Kennedy & Ollie Cole performs 'Little Wolf' and 'Helium Heart'.

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    Nighthawks Part Three

    Live music from Keith Moss and the Tightrope Walkers who perform '1991', Writer Donal Ryan & music from Lisa McLaughlin who performs 'Sooner Or Later'.

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    Germaine Greer

    Germaine Greer will be a guest on Arena at The Hay Festival in Kells, Co Meath on Friday June 28th. Questions for Germaine Greer can be e-mailed to arena@rte.ie.

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    Hay Festival - Germaine Greer

    Arena will be coming from The Hay Festival in Kells on Friday June 28th. One of the guests will be Germaine Greer. Listeners are invited to e-mail their questions for Germaine Greer to arena@rte.ie.
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    Francis MacManus Awards 2013

    The opening lines from 'Ending It' by Sean Kenny, read by Aaron Monaghan. The story won third prize in the Francis MacManus short story competition and will be broadcast on Wednesday evening as part of a season of the 25 short-listed stories in this year's competition. All the stories will run nightly June 24th at 11.10pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

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