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    on Wednesday's show....Lisa O'Neill in session, Kay Sheehy's reviews of novels on the IMPAC shortlist continue with "Department of Speculation" by Jenny Offill, the fictitious music hall star Kitty Kelly tells the story of 1916 in the travelling art exhibition "Here We Are, At The Risk Of Our Lives" and film-maker Johnny Gogan honours one of our great essayist and Ireland's George Orwell, "Hubert Butler: Witness To The Future"

    Arena Wednesday 16 January 2013

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    Arena Wednesday 16th January 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Author Peter Murphy

    Peter Murphy discusses his new novel 'Shall we gather at the River?' with Sean Rocks. The Publishers are Faber and Faber. Peter's website is www.mrpetermurphy.com.

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    Rehab Ireland - Performing Arts Fund

    Don Delaney of Rehab Ireland on the launch of a €150,000 Visual and Performing Arts Fund from Rehab. Applications are being sought over the next five years. The website for further information is www.rehab.ie. Report by Evelyn O'Rourke.

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    Live Music - The Strypes

    Cavan band The Strypes perform 'Blue Collar Jane' and '29 Ways' live in studio with interview by Sean Rocks. The band's website is www.thestrypes.com.

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    Art - Sculptor Jessica Sturgess

    Declan Long on Sculptor Jessica Sturges' first solo exhibition which opens on Thursday January 17th at the Oliver Sears Gallery in Dublin. The pieces in the exhibition are inspired by her relationship with fellow sculptor Barry Flanagan. The website for further information is www.oliversearsgallery.com.

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