Special features

Thursday 24th October

Loves - Jack McGouran

The GuinnessJazz Festival takes place in Cork this weekend - Artistic Director Jack McGouran on one of his 'Loves' - the Swedish jazz trio EST. The website for further information is www.guinnessjazzfestival.com.

Bram Stoker Festival

Author Darren Shan and Film Historian Robert J.E. Simpson on this weekend's Bram Stoker Festival full event details on www.bramstokerfestival.com.

Tuesday 22nd October

Derry - Turner Prize Programme - Part Two

Part Two of a special programme from Derry, hosts for this year's Turner Prize featuring Author Jennifer Johnston on her monologues & Evelyn O'Rourke who reports on the opera 'The Importance of Being Earnest' more information on www.niopera.com.

Derry - Turner Prize Programme - Part Three

Part Three of a special programme from Derry, hosts for this year's Turner Prize featuring Composer Shaun Davey and Shona McCarthy, City of Culture organiser.

Derry - Turner Prize Programme - Part One

Part One of a special programme from Derry, hosts for this year's Turner Prize featuring Art Critic Kelly Grovier, Turner Prize nominees David Shrigley and Laure Prouvost

Monday 21st October

Comedian Stewart Lee

Abie Philbin Bowman profiles comedian Stewart Lee who appears at Dublin's Vicar Street on Monday October 21st followed by two nights at the Galway Comedy Festival on October 22nd and 23rd - www.galwaycomedyfestival.com.

Wednesday 16th October

Eileen Gray

Evelyn O'Rourke profiles acclaimed Designer and Architect Eileen Gray. An exhibition of the work of Eileen Gray is currently on display at Dublin's IMMA and will run until January 19th 2014 - www.imma.ie.

Thursday 10th October

Re-Opening of IMMA

Seán Rocks with Sarah Glennie on the re-opening of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) - www.imma.ie for full details.

Monday 7th October

Love / Hate Season Four

Simon Maher reviews the first episode of the new series of Love / Hate.

Friday 4th October

E Readers Dos and Don'ts

In recent years, e-books have transformed the world of publishing..but do they actually improve the simple pleasure of reading.or are they just another gadget with a dying battery? Abie Philbin Bowman has been taking a look at them for Arena.

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