Special features

Wednesday 26th June

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'.

Tuesday 25th June

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.

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.

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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