Arena Wednesday 6 February 2013

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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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 6th February 2013

Arena Wednesday 6th February 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Film - 'No'

Film - 'No'

Ruth Barton reviews the Chilean film 'No' starring Gael Garcia Bernal with Seán Rocks. The film tells the story of the toppling of the military dictator Augusto Pinochet and is on limited release from Friday February 8th.

Author Gavin Corbett

Author Gavin Corbett

'This is the Way' is the second novel from Irish author Gavin Corbett. It's the story of a young Irish traveller Anthony who is trying to find his place in the world. The Publishers are Fourth Estate. Gavin Corbett joins Seán Rocks.

Live Music - The Lofires

Live Music - The Lofires

The Lofires perform 'Ingenue' and 'Already Gone' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band play a free gig at the Leeson Lounge in Dublin on March 7th.

Samuel Beckett - John Calder

Samuel Beckett - John Calder

A trio of plays by Samuel Becket will be touring the country this month, presented by the Godot Company, which is based in London. The founder of the Godot Company is John Calder who joins Seán Rocks.

Delia Murphy - I'll live 'till I Die

Delia Murphy - I'll live 'till I Die

Evelyn O'Rourke reports on the Delia Murphy show 'I'll live 'till I die' which will be staged at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday February 7th -www.thelinenhall.com.

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