Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    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 15 January 2013


    Arena Tuesday 15th January 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.


    TV - Crisis Eile

    A new six part comedy series 'Crisis Eile' starts on TG4 at 10pm on Wednesday 16th January. It stars presenter Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh as Maeve Kelly Clarke, the new Irish European Commissioner as she tries to navigate European politics with her inept team. Director Charlie McCarthy joins Sean Rocks.


    Theatre - 'I'm Not ADHD I'm Bold'

    'I'm not ADHD I'm Bold' runs at Bewley's Café Theatre in Dublin from Monday to Saturday at 110pm until the 2nd of February. For bookings go to Clare Barrett and Jacinta Sheerin join Sean Rocks.


    Turner Watercolour Collection - National Gallery of Ireland

    Evelyn O'Rourke reports from the Turner Watercolour exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland - for full details.


    Poet John Cummins

    Dublin Poet John Cummins reads his poem 'Band' which looks at the power of music. His website for further information is


    Book Review - How Should a Person Be?

    Sinead Gleeson reviews 'How Should a Person Be?' by Sheila Heti with Sean Rocks. The Publishers are Harvill Secker.

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