New Planet Cabaret

coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades


Would you like to be in the audience for our special Christmas programme on Tuesday the 20th of December at 6.30pm? The Army No. 1 Band will be joined by soprano Mairead Buicke and members of the New Dublin Voices Choir for some lovely seasonal music.  To apply for tickets to this recording just email by Monday 19th December with your full name, address and number of tickets required to 

New Planet Cabaret

On 4th December Arena together with New Island Press launched the first on-air creative writing course entitled New Planet Cabaret.  Writer and Creative Writing Teacher Dave Lordan co-ordinated the course.

The contributors to New Planet Cabaret are:

Patrick O'Flaherty, Emma Dunne, Kate Dempsey, Kieran Marsh, Rob Doyle, Michael Naughten-Shanks, Angela Finn, Declan Burke, Liam Cagney, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Leona Lee Cully, Sarah Clancy, Elaine Feeney, Kerrie O'Brien, Sarah Griffin, Jennifer Matthews, Christodoulos Makris, Kit Fryatt, Temper-Mental MissElayneous, Eoin Glackin, Karl Parkinson, Stephen Murray, Kevin Higgins, Paul O'Casey, Billy Ramsell, Suzanne Walsh, Jinx Lennon, Sonya Kelly, Colm Keegan, Stephen Kennedy, Kathy D'Arcy, Martina Evans, Stephen James-Smith, Kalle Ryan, Mel Kavanagh, Allison Wells, Brigid O'Connor, Armel Dagorn, Jess Traynor, Elizabeth Reapy, Dimitra Xidous, Eavan Roche, Geraldine Creed, Claire Louise Bennett, Paul Timoney, Simon Lewis, Cathal Holden, Catherina Behan, Oisin Fagan, Erin Fornoff, Maighread Medbh, Afric McGlinchey, Raven, Lisa Marie Johnson, Erin Redmond, Boris Belony, Dave Rudden, Tina Pisco, Neil McCarthy, Abby Oliveira & Miceal Kearney.

Eoin Purcell and Dave Lordan of New Island Books launched a competition to design the cover of New Planet Cabaret on Arena in June 2013

Julianna O'Callaghan from Cork was announced the winner on Arena on Thursday July 11th.

The proceeds of the book 'New Planet Cabaret' will go to support emerging writers.



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