Arena With Seán Rocks

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    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 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.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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