Special features

Wednesday 24th April

Loves - Eva Rice

Author Eva Rice chooses the musical 'Kiss Me Kate' as something she 'Loves'. Eva's latest book is 'The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp' is Published by Quercus.

Festivals around Ireland

Abie Philbin-Bowman on festivals around the country over the coming weeks - there will be 35 festivals around Ireland in the coming 2 weekends - www.entertainment.ie for full details.

Tuesday 16th April

42nd Hennessy Literary Awards

The Hennessy Literary Awards honour New Irish Writing . Chairman Ciaran Carty reveals this year's winners: John O'Donnell for Emerging Fiction, Jessica Traynor for Emerging Poetry and Ruth Quinlan for First Fiction. Jessica Traynor was the Overall Winner.

Comedian Fred Cooke

Comedian Fred Cooke joins Seán Rocks. Fred plays Dublin's Vicar Street on Saturday April 20th - www.ticketmaster.ie.

Monday 15th April

Rijksmuseum Reopening

The Rijksuseum reopened over the weekend in Amsterdam after being closed for renovation for a number of years. Flor Mac Carthy chats to Seán about it. www.rijksmuseum.nl/en

Monday 8th April

Margaret Thatcher in Popular Cultural

Abie Philbin-Bowman on portrayals of the late Margaret Thatcher in popular culture.

Thursday 4th April

Radio Play - What next for Hedy Lamarr?

Drama On One's 'What Is Life?' season of science plays begins this Sunday April 7th at 8pm on RTÉ Radio 1 with "What next for Hedy Lamarr", Written and Directed by Joe O'Byrne. For more details go to www.rte.ie\dramaonone. Joe O'Byrne and Ruth Barton, Author of 'Hedy Lamarr: The most beautiful woman in film', join Evelyn O'Rourke.

Wednesday 3rd April

Reginald D.Hunter

Comedian Reginald D.Hunter on his Irish tour entitled 'In the midst of Crackers'. The website for tour dates is www.reginalddhunter.com.

Monday 1st April

April Fools

Abie Philbin-Bowman reports on 'Fools' in culture and literature for April Fool's Day with invitations from listeners via Twitter @rtearena #greatestfools.

Friday 29th March

Artist Sean Scully

Declan Long on Sean Scully's exhibition 'Doric' at Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane. The exhibition runs until June 9th - www.hughlane.ie



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Twitter: @RTEArena

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Presenter: Seán Rocks


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