Arena With Seán Rocks

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    Autumn TV Preview

    Sinead Mooney previews this Autumn's TV schedule including 'Quirke' starring Gabriel Byrne.

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    Women on Television

    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.

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    Arena tribute to Seamus Heaney

    With the sudden death of Seamus Heaney, Arena and special guests pay tribute to the acclaimed poet, playwright, translator and lecturer, and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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    Art in Conflict

    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.

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    The Armoury Show

    The Armory Show was a landmark modern art exhibition that took place in America one hundred years ago. it scandalised a nation and prompted then President Theordore Roosevelt to declare 'That's not art!'. Declan Long joins Evelyn to discuss the exhibition and its impact

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    Netflix

    It's made headlines this year with Big Series like 'House of Cards', 'Arrested Development' and 'Orange is the New Black', but is Netflix changing the way we watch film and television? Simon Maher joins Evelyn, to explore that question.

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    The Liam and Tom O'Flaherty Summer School

    The Liam and Tom O'Flaherty Summer School begins with the arrival of the 11.15am ferry to Aran Mor on Saturday morning. All the information is on the Liam and Tom O'Flaherty Society facebook page

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    Working in the Arts

    Pat Cooke, Director of the MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management in UCD and Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director of Macnas with advice for those interested in working in the arts.

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    The Mothership Project

    Michelle Browne and Kitty Rogers on The Mothership Project(www.themothershipproject.wordpress.com) which aims to help visual artists who are also parents.

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    Happy Days Enniskillen

    Dylan Quinn and Andy Garbi on 'Fulcrum' which is at St Macartin's Hall in Enniskillen as part of the Happy Days Beckett Festival on Saturday and Sunday. For more details the website is www.happy-days-enniskillen.com.

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