coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore
coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session
Dublin is a UNESCO city of Literature and to celebrate the fact, An Post has released a brand new stamp which is available from today.The stamp includes an entire 224 word story on it which was written by teenager Eoin Moore who reads his story for Arena. The website is www.irishstamps.ie.
Ciarán Carty on his book 'Intimacy with Strangers: A Life of Brief Encounters' which is Published by Lilliput Press. Ciará Carty will be signing his book in Dublin's Hodges Figgis bookshop on Friday May 17th at 630pm.
'The Memory Project' by Smashing Times Theatre Company uses drama to promote peace and understanding between Northern Ireland and the Border Counties. As part of this project, an installation of new living theatre 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' will be performed this weekend. The website is www.smashingtimes.ie - Audrey Donohue reports.