Arena Friday 25 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 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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