Arena Wednesday 13 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 13th February 2013

Arena Wednesday 13th February 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Theatre Review - King Lear

Theatre Review - King Lear

Sophie Gorman reviews 'King Lear' with Seán Rocks. The play runs at Dublin's Abbey Theatre until March 23rd - www.abbeytheatre.ie for full details.

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Tony Tracy on his highlights from the documentary strand at this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival - www.jdiff.com:

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God - 15th February - Light House - 6pm

West of Memphis - 22nd February - Cineworld - 6pm

Blood Rising - closing gala film - Sunday 24th February - Savoy - 7:30pm

The Gatekeepers (Droh Moreh) - Sunday 17th of February - Light House - 6.10pm

Natan - Friday 15th February - IFI - 6.10pm

Beware Mr Baker - February 23rd - Cineworld - 6:20pm

Far Out Isn’t Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story - February 18th - Light House - 6:15pm

Pablo - Tuesday February 19th - Light House - 6.05pm

The Frames: In the Deep Shade Sunday 17th February - 7.35pm – Cineworld

Get the Picture - Sunday February 17th - Lighthouse - 6.15pm

The End Of The Counter- Shown as part of the IFB Shorts – Wednesday the 20th of February - Lighthouse - 6.10pm

The Summit Sunday February the 24th - 2.30pm - The Savoy

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology - Sunday the 17th of February - 2.45 - Light House cinema

Workshops:

DOCUMENTING YOUR CAREER (PANEL)

Sunday 17 Feb / 12.30pm / Filmbase 3

Documentary makers and exhibitors discuss the best ways to kick start a film career through documentary.

DOCUMENTARIES WITH ALEX GIBNEY

Thur 14 Feb / Light House 3 / 2pm Hosted by Donald Taylor-Black

12 Points Festival

12 Points Festival

Evelyn O'Rourke reports on the 12 Points Music Festival which runs until Saturday 16th February. More details can be found at www.12points.ie.

Theatre - Noteworthy

Theatre - Noteworthy

A new play looks at the aftermath of suicide on two sisters. 'Noteworthy' is running from February 18th to March 2nd at 1pm at the Theatre Upstairs at Lanigan's pub on Eden Quay in Dublin. Tickets 10 Euro with light lunch. For tickets call 085 7727375 or email theatreupstairs@gmail.com. Writer Roisin Coyle and Director Janet Moran join Seán Rocks.

Basil Blackshaw at 80

Basil Blackshaw at 80

Declan Long on 'Basil Blackshaw at 80', a retrospective of the artist's career which is currently on show at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin - www.rhagallery.ie.

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