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 Thursday 16 May 2013

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    Arena Thursday 16th May 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Eoin Moore / New Stamp

    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.

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    Smashing Times Theatre Company

    '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.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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