Arena Wednesday 16 January 2013

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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Would you like to be in the audience for our special Christmas programme on Tuesday the 20th of December at 6.30pm? The Army No. 1 Band will be joined by soprano Mairead Buicke and members of the New Dublin Voices Choir for some lovely seasonal music.  To apply for tickets to this recording just email by Monday 19th December with your full name, address and number of tickets required to arena@rte.ie 

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 www.mrpetermurphy.com.

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.

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.

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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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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