Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Special features

Tuesday 25th June

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.

Monday 24th June

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.

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.

Friday 21st June

Clerihews Winner

Pauline Hall announces the winner of Arena's Clerihews competition - Moírín O'Donovan from Loughrea in County Galway for her entry 'James Gandolfini, deftly played a meanie, murder, cheat and con, he remains the Don'.

Cork Midsummer Festival

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

Clerihews Entries

Seán Rocks reads samples of Arena listeners' Clerihews competition entries.

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'.

Thursday 20th June

Festivals Preview

Ray Wingnut previews Summer Festivals with Seán Rocks.

Francis MacManus Awards

Pat Kinevane reads the opening lines from 'Dark Secret' by James A. Simpson. It will be broadcast on Tuesday the 25th of June as part of a season of the 25 stories short-listed in this year's competition. The season of stories will run nightly from Monday to Friday at 1110pm on RTÉ Radio 1, starting next Monday the 24th of June.

Tuesday 18th June

Francis MacManus Winners

This year's Francis MacManus short story winners are Sean Kenny from Dublin for his piece 'Ending It' (3rd Prize), 'Dark Secret' by James A Simpson from Co Antrim (2nd Prize) while the winning story 'Uncle Ned' was written by Mike Mac Domhnaill from Limerick. Andrew Bennett reads an extract from 'Uncle Ned'.

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