Arena Monday 25 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 

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Manga - Osamu Tezuka

Manga - Osamu Tezuka

John Byrne on 'The Art of Osamu Tezuka, God of Manga' by Helen McCarthy. The Publishers are Ilex Press.

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.

Classic Movie - The Servant

Classic Movie - The Servant

Tony Tracy discusses this week's Classic Movie 'The Servant' starring Dirk Bogarde and James Fox with Seán Rocks.

Book Review - 'Instructions for a Heatwave'

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.

Kilkenny Arts Festival

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.

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