Arena Wednesday 30 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 

Arena Wednesday 30th January 2013

Arena Wednesday 30th January 2013

Arts and popular culture show - every weekday evening.

Costa Book Award - Hilary Mantel

Costa Book Award - Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel, Winner of the Costa Book Award for 2012 for her brilliant book 'Bring up the Bodies' joins Seán Rocks.

Pride and Prejudice - 200th Anniversary

Pride and Prejudice - 200th Anniversary

Evelyn O'Rourke on Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' which was published 200 years ago this week.

Actor Sonya Kelly

Actor Sonya Kelly

Actor Sonya Kelly on what she gets up to when she's not acting - Bikyam yoga, apparently.

Sonya's show 'The Wheelchair on my Face' is at the Ennis Book Club Festival on March 3rd, Garter Lane in Waterford on March 8th & 9th and Hawkswell Sligo on March 21st - www.fishamble.com for full details.

Author Daragh McManus

Author Daragh McManus

Journalist and author Daragh McManus on his latest crime novel 'The Polka Dot Girl'. The publisher is Roundfire Books.

Poetry - Dermot Bolger

Poetry - Dermot Bolger

Dermot Bolger reads 'The Empty Car' from his latest poetry collection 'The Venice Suite. The book is available to buy online at www.newisland.ie.

Live Music - Saturday Captains

Live Music - Saturday Captains

Saturday Captains perform 'Fool Then' and 'Losing Love' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band's website is www.saturdaycaptains.com.

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