Arena Monday 3 December 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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A daily magazine programme which looks at what's on in the world of arts and entertainment

Choirs for Christmas CD

Choirs for Christmas CD

RTE Concert Orchestra Conductor David Brophy on a new CD 'Choirs for Christmas' which features the amateur choirs who were finalists in last year's RTE Lyric FM Choirs for Christmas competition and the RTE Concert Orchestra.

Book - 'Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back'

Book - 'Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back'

Harvey O'Brien on his latest book 'Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back' which is a study of the action film as an idea and genre. The Publication is a Wallflower book Published by Columbia University Press.

Turner Prize Winner 2012

Turner Prize Winner 2012

Evelyn O'Rourke on Video Artist Elizabeth Price, this year's Turner Prize Winner for her 20-minute video 'The Woolworths Choir of 1979'.

Book Review - Maeve Binchy's 'A Week In Winter'

Book Review - Maeve Binchy's 'A Week In Winter'

Evelyn O'Rourke reviews 'A Week In Winter' the final book Maeve Binchy was working on before her death earlier this year. The Publishers are Orion Books.

Classic Movie - Get Carter

Classic Movie - Get Carter

Darryl Jones discusses this week's Classic Movie 'Get Carter', a British crime drama released in 1971.Written & directed by Mike Hodges, it stars Michael Caine as gangster Jack Carter who is investigating the murder of his brother.

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