Arena Monday 22 April 2013

coming up on Friday's show....suggestions for Christmas gifts for the culture-lover in your life, actor Stephen Brennan and director David Blake Knox talk Beckett, Godot and the documentary "The Waiting Game" and the latest albums from The Rolling Stones, John Legend and The Weeknd

coming up on Monday's show....exploring the links between writing and music, a review of “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence and the movement of people, history and communication across continents all explored in Emily Jacir's “Europa” exhibition at IMMA 

Arena Monday 22nd April 2013

Arena Monday 22nd April 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Book Review - Julian Barnes

Book Review - Julian Barnes

Theo Dorgan reviews 'Levels of Life' by Julian Barnes which commemorates his late wife Pat who passed away in 2008. The Publishers are Jonathan Cape.

Music of the Troubles

Music of the Troubles

This month marks the 15th anniversary of The Good Friday Agreement. Abie Philbin-Bowman on how the Troubles have inspired popular music.

Spotlight on Irish Film

Spotlight on Irish Film

All this month the Irish Film Institute and the Irish Film Board have been showcasing new Irish film in Dublin. All of the events are ticketed - some are free. The website is www.ifi.ie/spotlight. IFI Curator Sunniva O'Flynn joins Seán Rocks.

Theatre - Digging for Fire

Theatre - Digging for Fire

Evelyn O'Rourke reports on 'Digging For Fire' by Declan Hughes at Dublin's Project Theatre. The play was first staged in 1991 by Rough Magic Theatre Company - www.projectartscentre.ie for further details.

Classic Movie - Passport to Pimlico

Classic Movie - Passport to Pimlico

Darryl Jones discusses this week's Classic Movie 'Passport to Pimlico' from 1949 with Seán Rocks. The film is an Ealing comedy starring Stanley Holloway, Barbara Murray and Margaret Rutherford.

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