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 Friday 22 March 2013

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    Arena Friday March 22nd 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Aiden Grennelle - 'David Bowie Is'

    Irish graphic designer Aiden Grennelle on his screen print which is included in a retrospective of the life and work of David Bowie 'David Bowie Is'. The exhibition opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London this weekend. The website is www.vam.ac.uk.

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    Short Stories - '30 Under 30'

    Drug-taking, attempted suicide and burning down playgrounds - all activities which feature in '30 Under 30' - a collection of short stories by young Irish writers. Writers Ferdia Lennon & Elizabeth M Reapy join Seán Rocks. The collection is available as an e-book, and from Wordlegs, priced €12.

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    Tomb Raider - Lara Croft

    Joe Griffin discusses the latest Tomb Raider video game featuring a younger, more vulnerable Lara Croft. The game is available for XBox, Playstation 3 and PC.

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