Arena Monday 13 May 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 Monday 13th May 2013

Arena Monday 13th May 2013

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Theatre: Making Lemonade

Theatre: Making Lemonade

Sylvia Beatley on her play 'Making Lemonade' at Dublin's New Theatre. The play is in response to gun crime in Ireland. www.thenewtheatre.com for further information.

Book Review - 'And the Mountains Echoed'

Book Review - 'And the Mountains Echoed'

Orla Tinsley reviews 'And the Mountains Echoed', the latest novel from Author Khaled Hosseini who is best known for his novels The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. The Publishers are Bloomsbury and the book is available in Ireland from May 21st.

Tom Waits Photos

Tom Waits Photos

Over 35 years ago, American performer/songwriter Tom Waits entered into a collaborative process with Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn, the result of which is 'Waits/Corbijn '77-'11: A Collaborative Photographic Book'. The Publishers are Schirmer/Mosel Verlag. Tony Clayton-Lea joins Seán Rocks.

Classic Movie - The best years of our Lives

Classic Movie - The best years of our Lives

Tony Tracy discusses this week's Classic Movie 'The Best Years of Our Lives' from 1946 (Director William Wyler).

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