Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Friday's programme we took a look at the issue of ageing and facing our mortality in the arts. What types of artistic expression do people take comfort in as they age? And are their particular works we can turn to to help us face our own mortality? Panelists were  the poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir, playwright Shaun Dunne, author Michele Forbes and music broadcaster Bernard Clarke.

    on Easter Monday Arena celebrates this year's One City One Book with an evening of poetry and song. 'If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song" is a collection of poems, ballads and songs about Dublin. Panellists including RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea, actor Phelim Drew, musicians Lisa Hannigan and Colin Reid, poets Pat Boran, Melissa Kavanagh and Enda Wyley explain what Dublin means to them.

    Arena Monday 11 February 2013

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    Arena Monday 11th February 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Author Jim Crace

    Author Jim Crace dicusses his new book 'Harvest' with Seán Rocks. The book is set in a remote English village where the villagers wake to find two huge columns of smoke on the skyline. The Publishers are Picador.

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    Classic Movie - Take Shelter

    Diane Negra discusses tonight's Classic Movie 'Take Shelter' with Seán Rocks. The film stars Michael Shannon as a man who hallucinates about a huge tornado hitting his rural home and co-stars Jessica Chastain.

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    Book Review - The Spies

    Declan Burke reviews Luís Fernando Veríssimo's new novel 'The Spies' with Seán Rocks. The book is a literary mystery and the Publishers are McLehose.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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