Arena Wednesday 16 January 2013

coming up on Wednesday's show, with Kay Sheehy....a profile of the popular Victorian novelist Wilkie Collins, Belfast band Pleasure Beach in session, Macnas celebrate their 30th anniversary with a Halloween spectacular and "Mary Gordon", a new choral work with text by Marina Carr

Arena Wednesday 16th January 2013

Arena Wednesday 16th January 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

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

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 Report by Evelyn O'Rourke.

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

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



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