Arena Thursday 22 November 2012

coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore

coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session

 

Arena

Arena

A daily magazine programme which looks at what's on in the world of arts and entertainment

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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