Arena Friday 15 March 2013

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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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 Friday 15th March 2013

Arena Friday 15th March 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

What makes us proud to be Irish?

What makes us proud to be Irish?

Abie Philbin-Bowman invites listeners via Twitter what films, books, culture and music make us proud to be Irish (#irishprideart).

Author Catherine Dunne

Author Catherine Dunne

Author Catherine Dunne discusses her new novel 'The things we know Now' with Seán Rocks. The book tells the story of a happy family who are thrown unexpectedly into tragedy. The Publishers are Macmillan.

David Hendy - A Human History of Sound and Listening

David Hendy - A Human History of Sound and Listening

David Hendy discusses his book 'A human history of sound and listening' which is out now and is Published by Profile Books. Noise, A Human History -The radio series Starts on Monday 18th March 1.45-2.00pm on BBC RADIO 4 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r9wdf

What makes us proud to be Irish?

What makes us proud to be Irish?

Abie Philbin-Bowman with an update from listeners via Twitter on what artists, musicians and writers make us proud to be Irish (#irishprideart).

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Lauren Murphy and John Meagher discuss this week's new album releases with Seán Rocks - 'The 20/20 Experience' from Justin Timberlake, 'Bloodsports' from Suede, and 'Tooth and Nail' from Billy Bragg.

What makes up proud to be Irish?

What makes up proud to be Irish?

Abie Philbin-Bowman on what listeners consider to be the great moments in Irish culture (via Twitter - #irishprideart).

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