Arena Tuesday 9 April 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 Tuesday 9th April 2013

Arena Tuesday 9th April 2013

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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Abie Philbin-Bowman on this year's shortlist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The winner will be announced on June 6th - www.impacdublinaward.ie for full details.

Author Douglas Kennedy

Author Douglas Kennedy

Author Douglas Kennedy on his new book 'Five Days'. The book tells the story of Laura, a radiologist in a small town in the state of Maine. The Publishers are Hutchinson.

Loves - Michel Le Grand

Loves - Michel Le Grand

Conductor Michel Le Grand chooses Frank Sinatra's version of 'Send in the Clowns'. Michel Le Grand was in Dublin recently to record with the RTE Concert Orchestra.

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Book on Jim Henson

Book on Jim Henson

John Byrne discusses the book 'Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal' by Karen Falk with Seán Rocks. The Publishers are Chronicle Books.

Music - Josh Ritter

Music - Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter joins Seán Rocks in studio and discusses his latest album 'The Beast in it's Tracks'. Josh performs in Ireland in July - www.joshritter.com for details & www.ticketmaster.ie for tickets.

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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