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 25 March 2013

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    Author Rupert Thomson

    Rupert Thomson discusses his latest book 'Secrecy' with Seán Rocks. The book is set in 17th Century Florence, a city that is rife with corruption and decay. The Publishers are Granta.

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    Book Review - 'Instructions for a Heatwave'

    'Instructions for a Heatwave' by Maggie O'Farrell tells the story of an Irish emigrants father who goes out to buy the newspaper and promptly disappears. The Publishers are Tinder Press. Mary McGill reviews the book with Seán Rocks.

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    Kilkenny Arts Festival

    Evelyn O'Rourke on The Kilkenny Arts Festival which celebrates it's 40th anniversary this year. The website is www.kilkennyarts.ie.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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