Special features

Friday 21st June

Clerihews Entries

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

Cork Midsummer Festival

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

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, ...

Thursday 20th June

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 ...

Festivals Preview

Ray Wingnut previews Summer Festivals with Seán Rocks.

Tuesday 18th June

Hay Festival Kells

One of the exhibits at this year's Hay festival celebrates the Book of Kells, and its seminal role in the history of type. Mark Smith dicusses the 'Kells Type Trail' ...

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) ...

Monday 17th June

TV - The White Queen

Roe McDermott on the 1st episode of 'The White Queen' which is showing on BBC TV on Sundays at 9pm.

Friday 14th June

See Dublin by Bike

Evelyn O'Rourke with Julian Vignoles from the 'See Dublin by Bike' tour company. The tour is offered in conjunction with Wonderland Productions and they will also be hosting other Bloomsday ...

Wednesday 12th June

Venice Biennale

The bi-annual Venice Biennale showcases art and artists from around the world. It opened earlier this month and runs until November 24th. Kay Sheehy, who is just back from Venice, ...



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Presenter: Seán Rocks


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