Special features

Thursday 12th March

Terry Pratchett RIP

Professor Darryl Jones pays tribute to the fantasy writer Terry Pratchett who died today

Monday 16th February


Daily arts and popular culture show.  Tonight's show was recorded in front of a live audience at Farmleigh House, at the invitation of writer-in-residence Theo Dorgan

Friday 13th February

US Ambassador's 'Creative Minds' series with Ben Folds

Kevin O’Malley, the American Ambassador to Ireland launches his initiative ‘Creative Minds' series whereby prominent American artists from various disciplines will share their experiences with an Irish audience. Tonight's guest ...

Tuesday 27th January

Tallaght Hospital, therapy and the arts

Music therapist Dr Hilary Moss and composer Ian Wilson explain how the National Centre for Arts & Health in Tallaght Hospital uses arts therapy to treat patients diagnosed with stroke, dementia ...

Friday 2nd January

'Hero Hour' and poetry

During the LINGO spoken word festival last October, 'Hero Hour' invited six well-known Irish personalities to discuss their favourite poem and explain what it means to them Senator David Norris - "Fern Hill" by Dylan Thomas  ...

Monday 29th December

"Whose Hamlet Is It Anyway?", a panel discussion

During the 2014 Dublin Theatre Festival, an Arena panel discuss Hamlet -the historical and personal context of the play and whether it has any relevance for contemporary audiences.  The panel were actor Marty ...

Wednesday 24th December

Christmas Loves

A range of guests talk about something they love about Christmas-time and what it means to them   (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Tuesday 23rd December

Nighthawks Arts Collective

Nighthawks Arts Collective live in studio for a Christmas celebration from musicians, comedians, poets and writers including Minnie & The Illywhackers, Alison Spittle, Fiach Moriarty, Carol Keogh & The City Fathers, ...

Monday 22nd December

First Fortnight

Musician Kevin Nolan chats about his First Fortnight 'Hootenanny' taking place at St Patrick's Hospital on the 3rd of January 2015 (for musical copyright reasons this item is not available to ...

110th anniversary of the Abbey Theatre

As it prepares to celebrate its 110th anniversary, director and CEO of the Abbey Theatre Fiach Mac Conghail, literary director Aideen Howard and actor Pat Laffan look back on the history ...



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Twitter: @RTEArena

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Presenter: Seán Rocks


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