Arena Monday 4 February 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 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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