coming up on Friday's show...Margaret Atwood's terrifying vision of a dystopian future under a fundamentalist regime, the tv series of "The Handmaids Tale" begins this week, the latest crime fiction recommended reads and new albums from The Charlatans, James Vincent McMorrow and The Unthanks
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.