Arena Friday 22 February 2013

coming up on Friday's show....suggestions for Christmas gifts for the culture-lover in your life, actor Stephen Brennan and director David Blake Knox talk Beckett, Godot and the documentary "The Waiting Game" and the latest albums from The Rolling Stones, John Legend and The Weeknd

coming up on Monday's show....exploring the links between writing and music, a review of “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence and the movement of people, history and communication across continents all explored in Emily Jacir's “Europa” exhibition at IMMA 

Arena Friday 22nd February 2013

Arena Friday 22nd February 2013

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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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