Arena Tuesday 5 February 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 Tuesday 5th February 2013

Arena Tuesday 5th February 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Harvey O'Brien previews this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Harvey O’Brien’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013 Recommendations:

Blancanieves - Savoy Cinema - Saturday 16th of February 11am.

The King of Pigs - Cineworld - Monday 18th of February 9pm.

Irish Film Board shorts - Wednesday 20th of February Lighthouse Cinema 610pm.

The War of the Roses - Savoy Cinema - Friday the 22nd of February.

Shampoo - Lighthouse Cinema - Sunday the 17th of February at 12pm – Robert Towne will attend the screening.

Dario Marianelli: Film composer is at the National Concert Hall on Tuesday the 19th February at 8pm.

West of Memphis - Cineworld – Friday the 22nd February 6pm.

Silent films – Spies (Spione) – Sunday 17th February Lighthouse Cinema at 820pm

Cops & One Week (Buster Keaton Double Bill) – Sunday 24th February IFI at 1pm

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New Planet Cabaret - Arena's Creative Writing Course

New Planet Cabaret - Arena's Creative Writing Course

Dave Lordan joins Seán Rocks with tips for writers as part of Arena's Creative Writing Course with Crime Writer Arlene Hunt and readings of January's writing prompt entries 'Becoming Something New' by Sorcha Kenny and Dylan McDonough. February's Writing Prompt is 'The Excuse' -

Film - The Blue Angel

Film - The Blue Angel

John Byrne discusses 'The Blue Angel' starring Marlene Dietrich which is released by Masters of Cinema and is on Blu-Ray and DVD now.


Shakespeare Series - King Lear

Shakespeare Series - King Lear

King Lear will be staged at Dublin's Abbey Theatre from Wednesday February 6th, its first production of the play in 80 years. As part of a new Shakespeare series, Professor Nicholas Grene from Trinity College Dublin joins Seán Rocks to discuss King Lear.



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