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 4 March 2013

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    Arena Monday 4th March 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Tim Crouch

    This month, actor and writer Tim Crouch will on stage of the Peacock in Dublin with two shows - I Malvolio and I Peaseblossom which put Shakespeare's minor characters centre stage

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    Stag's Leap

    Sharon Olds became the first woman to win the TS Eliot prize for poetry. Her collection is called Stag's Leap and we asked Nuala Ní Chonchúir to read it

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    Irene Buckley

    Last night saw the opening of the 24th annual Cork French Film Festival. One of the gala events at this year's festival is a screening of Carl Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc which will include a live performance on the night of a specially composed score by Irene Buckley.

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    Classic Movie Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

    Our classic movie this evening is an over-the-top melodrama which features the after-life, bull-fighting and the talents of Ava Gardner and James Mason. It's the choice of Ruth Barton.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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