Arena Thursday 31 January 2013

coming up on Monday's show....a garda station in an Irish border village at the end of the 1950's is the setting for the Shane Connaughton novel "Married Quarters", the atmospheric folk music of Maria Kelly live in session and Gerard Manley Hopkins and five nuns are shipwrecked - it sounds like the start of a joke but it's actually the premise of the comic novel "The Hopkins Conundrum" by Simon Edge

 

Arena Thursday 31st January 2013

Arena Thursday 31st January 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Sophie Gorman and Darryl Jones review this week's film releases 'Flight', 'Bullet to the Head' & 'Hyde Park on Hudson' with Seán Rocks.

Great Books

Great Books

Fionnuala Dillane discusses the first book in Arena's 'Great Books' series - 'I Could Read the Sky' by Timothy O'Grady and Steve Pyke. The Publishers are The Harvill Press.

Book - The Last Days of Detroit

Book - The Last Days of Detroit

Jim Carroll discusses a new book from Mark Binelli 'The Last Days of Detroit: Motor Cars, Motown and the Collapse of an Industrial Giant' which charts the history of Detroit through culture and industry. The Publishers are Bodley Head.

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