Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....a new case brings a depressed and disgraced Sherlock Holmes out of hiding in "Art In The Blood" by Bonnie MacBird, artist Rita Duffy recreates a shop owned by Proclamation signatoryTom Clarke in an examination of how ordinary objects can become ‘souvenirs’ after a significant event like 1916, plus reviews of the latest albums from Beyoncé, Brian Eno and Travis

    on Bank Holiday Monday.....a special to mark International Labour Day, celebrating the art, music, theatre and books created on the theme of work and labour in the company of arts journalist Sinead Gleeson, poet Dave Lordan, singer Barry Gleeson and author Lisa McInerney

    Arena Wednesday 10 April 2013

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    Arena Wednesday 10th April 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    New Planet Cabaret - Sonya Kelly

    Sonya Kelly reads 'Amazing Grace' which will be published in Arena's anthology by New Island books later this year along with some of Arena's entries to our creative writing course. Entries to arena@rte.ie and the deadline is April 28th - www.rte.ie/radio1/arena for full details.

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    Book: 'Everybody Loves our Town: An Oral History of Grunge'

    Jim Carroll on the book 'Everybody Loves our Town: An Oral History of Grunge' by Mark Yarm which is Published by Faber & Faber.

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    Report: 'Messiah on the Street'

    Audrey Donohue on 'Messiah on the Street' which takes place on Fishamble Street in Dublin's city centre this Saturday, April 13th at 1pm. www.olcs.ie for more information.

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    Poet Máighréad Medbh

    'Savage Solitude, Reflections of a Reluctant Loner' is the title of a book from poet Máighréad Medbh. The author describes it as 'a walk in the mind of someone who's alone'. The Publishers are Dedalus Press. Máighréad Medbh joins Seán Rocks.

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    Live Music - Paul Melia

    Paul Melia performs 'Hold on to the Colours' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The track is from his debut album of the same name - www.myspace.com/paulmeliamusic.

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