Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Friday's programme we took a look at the issue of ageing and facing our mortality in the arts. What types of artistic expression do people take comfort in as they age? And are their particular works we can turn to to help us face our own mortality? Panelists were  the poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir, playwright Shaun Dunne, author Michele Forbes and music broadcaster Bernard Clarke.

    on Easter Monday Arena celebrates this year's One City One Book with an evening of poetry and song. 'If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song" is a collection of poems, ballads and songs about Dublin. Panellists including RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea, actor Phelim Drew, musicians Lisa Hannigan and Colin Reid, poets Pat Boran, Melissa Kavanagh and Enda Wyley explain what Dublin means to them.

    Arena Tuesday 8 January 2013

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    Arena Tuesday 8th January 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    The Great Couch Rebellion

    A new play from Cavan's Gonzo Theatre Company opens at the Theatre Upstairs in Dublin. 'The Great Couch Rebellion' is a black comedy which focuses on what extremes the country's economic situation could push people to. Writer & Director Philip Doherty joins Sean Rocks to discuss.

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    9 to 5

    The musical '9 to 5' which will be on the Bord Gais Energy Theatre from Monday 21st January until the 26th January - Evelyn O'Rourke reports www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

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    Roman Polanski's masterpieces, 'Repulsion' and 'Chinatown'

    Two of Roman Polanski's masterpieces, 'Repulsion' and 'Chinatown' are being re-released. And as a celebration of his work, the IFI in Dublin is showing a retrospective of his films - www.ifi.ie

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    Granta

    The winter edition of the new-writing magazine Granta has just been published and this quarter, the title is 'Betrayal'. Edel Coffey joins Sean Rocks to discuss.

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