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 Tuesday 5 March 2013

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    Arena Tuesday 5th March 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Tim Roth

    The actor and director Tim Roth was in Ireland for the Dublin Film Festival. His new film is Broken and stars Cillian Murphy and the screenplay is by Irish playwright Mark O'Rowe

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    New Planet Cabaret

    Last Month in our creative writing course, Dave Lordan asked participants to write a crime story. The Excuse was the working title given by Dave who's with me in studio now. We also have Eoin Purcell of New Island Books who's here to give advice and tips on how to get published.

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    Philip Treacy

    The story of milliner Philip Treacy is well known. The milliner born in Ahascragh, Co Galway, who studied in NCAD and then to the Royal College of Art in London, is now the foremost hat maker in the world.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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