Arena Monday 4 February 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 Monday 4th February 2013

Arena Monday 4th February 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Live Music - Martha Wainwright

Live Music - Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright performs 'Can you believe it?' and 'Everything Wrong' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks - www.marthawainwright.com

Book Review - Peter Murphy

Book Review - Peter Murphy

Declan Burke reviews 'Shall we gather at the River' by Peter Murphy with Seán Rocks. The book tells the story of an evangelical DJ broadcasting his beliefs to small town Ireland. The Publishers are Faber.

Theatre - Focal Point

Theatre - Focal Point

Evelyn O'Rourke reports on 'Focal Point' - a new play by Manchán Magan at Dublin's Project Arts Centre. Directed by Mikel Murfi, the play sets out to explore the issues surrounding the Irish Language in the English speaking Ireland of today - www.projectartscentre.ie.

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Theatre Review - Bedroom Farce

Theatre Review - Bedroom Farce

Sophie Gorman reviews 'Bedroom Farce' by Alan Ayckbourn which is running at Dublin's Gate Theatre - www.gatetheatre.ie.

Classic Movie - Bad Day at Black Rock

Classic Movie - Bad Day at Black Rock

Tony Tracy discusses tonight's Classic Movie 'Bad Day at Black Rock' with Seán Rocks. The film is a western starring Spencer Tracy. Made in 1955, and shot in the searing heat of the Sierra Nevada, it was directed by John Sturges. However, it is no ordinary Western but actually a deeply political film in support of a liberal America.

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