Special features

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 ...

Friday 21st June

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 ...

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.



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Email: arena@rte.ie

Twitter: @RTEArena

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Presenter: Seán Rocks


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