Arena Friday 22 February 2013

coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore

coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session

 

Arena Friday 22nd February 2013

Arena Friday 22nd February 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Film - Blood Rising

Film - Blood Rising

The film 'Blood Rising' concerns the Mexican border town of Juarez and the number of unsolved, under reported murders there. Music is by Gavin Friday. Director Mark McLoughlin and Artist Brian Maguire discuss the film with Seán Rocks.

Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks, Author of 'The Notebook' discusses the film adaptation of his novel 'Safe Haven' with Seán Rocks. The film is about a mysterious young woman called Katie who arrives at a small North Carolina town of Southport, raising questions about her past. The film opens nationwide on Friday March 1st.

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Lauren Murphy and Jim Carroll review this week's new album releases 'The Messenger' from Johnny Marr, 'Amok' from Atoms For Peace and '180' from Palma Violets with Seán Rocks.

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