Arena Monday 4 March 2013

coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades

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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 Monday 4th March 2013

Arena Monday 4th March 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Tim Crouch

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

Stag's Leap

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

Irene Buckley

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.

Classic Movie Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

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.

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