Arena Tuesday 22 January 2013

coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades

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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 

Music - Alfie Boe

Music - Alfie Boe

Tenor Alfie Boe joins Seán Rocks to discuss his Dublin and Belfast concert dates and his album 'Storyteller'.

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Film - Lincoln

Film - Lincoln

Tony Tracy discusses the depiction of Abraham Lincoln in films ahead of the release of Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

Theatre - Follow

Theatre - Follow

Evelyn O'Rourke reports on 'Follow' which opens at The Project Arts Centre in Dublin on Wednesday January 23rd. The production is aimed at both a hearing and deaf audience. www.projectartscentre.ie and www.willfred.com for full details.

Barack Obama Inauguration

Barack Obama Inauguration

Hispanic Poet Richard Blanco reads the opening section of 'One Today' at the inauguration of Barack Obama in Washington.

Author Maria Konnikova

Author Maria Konnikova

Author Maria Konnikova discusses her first book 'Mastermind: How to think like Sherlock Holmes' with Seán Rocks. The Publishers are Canongate.

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