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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 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 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 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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    Sonya Kelly's 'The Wheelchair on my Face'

    Sonya Kelly on being blue in the face after touring her show 'The Wheelchair On My Face' to over 50 venues. The show is at the Kinsale Arts Festival in Cork on July 10th and 11th - www.kinsaleartsfestival.com.

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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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    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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    Cork Midsummer Festival

    Abie Philbin Bowman on the Cork Midsummer Festival. The full programme is available on www.corkmidsummer.com.

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    Clerihews Competition

    Pauline Hall launches Arena's Clerihews competition. A Clerihews is similar to a Limerick with a specific rhyming scheme, beginning with a person's name, and is 4 lines in length. Pauline Hall's Fundit campaign is on www.fundit.ie - search 'Cream of the Milk'.

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