Arena Tuesday 8 January 2013

coming up on Friday's show....suggestions for Christmas gifts for the culture-lover in your life, actor Stephen Brennan and director David Blake Knox talk Beckett, Godot and the documentary "The Waiting Game" and the latest albums from The Rolling Stones, John Legend and The Weeknd

coming up on Monday's show....exploring the links between writing and music, a review of “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence and the movement of people, history and communication across continents all explored in Emily Jacir's “Europa” exhibition at IMMA 

Arena Tuesday 8th January 2013

Arena Tuesday 8th January 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

The Great Couch Rebellion

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.

9 to 5

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

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

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

Granta

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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