Abie Philbin Bowman on this year's Culture Night and events around the country on Friday September 20th. Arena will broadcast from Dublin's Meeting House Square from 7pm to 10pm - www.culturenight.ie.
Things are changing for women on TV, from Tyne Daly to Tina Fey, from Borgen to The Bridge, female characters have - we have come a long way since the desert where only Roseanne and The Golden Girls were the only oases. Edel Coffey joins me now choose her highlights in this brave new female world.
Since the Arab Spring, violence in the Middle East has seldom been far from the headlines. But do the arts have a role to play in Conflict Zones?
Ruth Daniel manages an Award winning research project at The University of Manchester. Called ‘In Place of War’ it represents and researches a creative community in sites of armed conflict.
Presenter: Seán Rocks