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 Wednesday 24 April 2013

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    Arena Wednesday April 24th 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Dave Lordan - 'First Book of Frags'

    'First book of Frags' is a new collection from Writer Dave Lordan. The Publishers are Worm Press. The book is free on Kindle on Thursday April 25th or after that on Amazon or on www.davelordanwriter.com.

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    Festivals around Ireland

    Abie Philbin-Bowman on festivals around the country over the coming weeks - there will be 35 festivals around Ireland in the coming 2 weekends - www.entertainment.ie for full details.

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    Loves - Eva Rice

    Author Eva Rice chooses the musical 'Kiss Me Kate' as something she 'Loves'. Eva's latest book is 'The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp' is Published by Quercus.

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    Great Reads - Nick Hornby's 'A Long Way Down'

    Simon Maher on 'A Long Way Down' by Nick Hornby, the latest book in our 'Great Reads' series. The Publishers are Penguin.

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