Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....a new case brings a depressed and disgraced Sherlock Holmes out of hiding in "Art In The Blood" by Bonnie MacBird, artist Rita Duffy recreates a shop owned by Proclamation signatoryTom Clarke in an examination of how ordinary objects can become ‘souvenirs’ after a significant event like 1916, plus reviews of the latest albums from Beyoncé, Brian Eno and Travis

    on Bank Holiday Monday.....a special to mark International Labour Day, celebrating the art, music, theatre and books created on the theme of work and labour in the company of arts journalist Sinead Gleeson, poet Dave Lordan, singer Barry Gleeson and author Lisa McInerney

    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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