Arena Friday 25 January 2013

coming up on Friday's show....suggestions for Christmas gifts for the culture-lover in your life, actor Stephen Brennan and director David Blake Knox talk Beckett, Godot and the documentary "The Waiting Game" and the latest albums from The Rolling Stones, John Legend and The Weeknd

coming up on Monday's show....exploring the links between writing and music, a review of “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence and the movement of people, history and communication across continents all explored in Emily Jacir's “Europa” exhibition at IMMA 

Arena Friday 25th January 2013

Arena Friday 25th January 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

'Fairy Tales: Early Colour Stencil Films from Pathé'

'Fairy Tales: Early Colour Stencil Films from Pathé'

John Byrne discusses a new DVD release 'Fairy Tales: Early Colour Stencil Films from Pathé' which looks at the 'trick film' where the music halls and vaudeville theatres were trawled for the most fantastical acts. It's released by the BFI and is available now.

Tradfest - The De Cueller Suite

Tradfest - The De Cueller Suite

Evelyn O'Rourke reports on the De Cueller Suite concert which takes place on Saturday January 26th at Christchurch in Dublin. More information at www.templebartrad.com.

Poetry - Elaine Feeney

Poetry - Elaine Feeney

Elaine Feeney reads her poem 'The Radio was Gospel' from the CD 'Cinderella Backwards' from Salmon Poetry.

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Edel Coffey and Simon Maher review this week's new album releases with Seán Rocks: 'Opposites' from Scottish band Biffy Clyro, 'Stone Beads and Silver' from Irish musician Marc Carroll and 'Hummingbird', the second album from Local Natives.

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