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Wednesday 12th August

Mick O'Dea at Kilkenny Arts Festival

Mick O’Dea is artist-in-residence at this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival during which he will create on-site portraits of key participants and events at the festival; we meet him while he is ...

Monday 3rd August

Public interview with John C Reilly

A public interview with actor John C Reilly, recorded at the Town Hall Theatre during the recent Galway Film Fleadh

Thursday 9th July

Arts & culture festival Palfest

Playwright and actor Donal O’Kelly is one of the organisers of Palfest, a new arts and culture festival set up to express solidarity with the people of Palestine suffering under ...

Monday 6th July

"Precipice", an exhibition by photographer Amelia Stein

Photographer Amelia Stein gives a guided tour of “Precipice”, the solo exhibition of her work currently running at the Oliver Sears Gallery Further details:  www.ameliastein.com/work  and www.oliversearsgallery.com

Friday 3rd July

A poetic celebration of WB Yeats

Today's programme was recorded in conjunction with Arena and Yeats 2015 a special programme recorded in Sligo to mark the 150th birthday celebration of William Butler Yeats.  Hosted by Theo ...

Friday 26th June

Matthew Spangler, theatre director/playwright

American theatre director/playwright Matthew Spangler talks about the challenges of bringing literary adaptations to the stage  Festival website:  www.hayfestival.com   Official website:  http://matthewspangler.org   

Brian Eno, composer

Composer and producer Brian Eno talks about his background in art and popular music and how that has influenced his current work as an ambient composer Festival website:  www.hayfestival.com Official ...

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show; tonight coming live from the Hay Festival Kells 

Ben Okri, writer & poet

British-Nigerian writer and poet Ben Okri talks about the things that inspire him    Festival website:  www.hayfestival.com Official website:  http://benokri.co.uk   

Monday 22nd June

The role of the Ireland Chair of Poetry

Paula Meehan, Michael Longley and Harry Clifton explain what the role involves when you are appointed Ireland Chair of Poetry Official website:  http://irelandchairofpoetry.org/ 

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