Arena Thursday 22 November 2012

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

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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 arena@rte.ie 

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Film Reviews

This week's film reviews are 'End of Watch', 'Gambit' and 'Silver Linings Playbook'.

Author Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson on a new book called 'Ban This Filth - Letters from the Mary Whitehouse Archive' which is published by Faber & Faber.

Luan Gallery Athlone

Evelyn O'Rourke reports on The Luan Gallery which opens next Thursday November 29th in Athlone. For more information on the gallery's exhibitions log onto www.athloneartandheritage.ie

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Opera Theatre Ireland - Cosi Fan Tutte

Opera Theatre Ireland - Cosi Fan Tutte

Orpha Phelan on Opera Theatre Ireland's production of 'Cosi Fan Tutte' which opens on Saturday November 24th at The Gleeson Theatre DIT, Kevin Street. After that it will move to the Hawkswell Theatre in Sligo on the 27th and Siamsa Tire in Tralee on the 29th. You can get all the details at www.opera.ie.

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