coming up on Monday's show....poet Rita Ann Higgins whose latest collection is "Tongulish", film-director Whit Stillman chats about adapting Jane Austen for the big screen in "Love & Friendship" and rockers "Overhead The Albatross" in session
Daily arts and popular culture show.
Johnnie Craig and Eithne Shortall review this week's film releases 'The Hangover III' and 'Epic' with Seán Rocks.
Catherine Dunne on the Italian Activist and Writer Dacia Maraini who will take part in an event on Sunday May 26th at Dublin's Botanic Gardens. The event is organised by the Irish Writer's Centre - www.writerscentre.ie for full details.
Maine trio Tumbling Bones perform 'Darlin' Nelly' and 'How they're Rolling' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band are currently touring Ireland - www.tumblingbones.com/tour for details.
James Costello and Git Buck are poets and hip hop artists from Dublin's northside. Earlier this year they were the subject of a documentary called Broken Song. They've now released a rap album called Mary Jane. Arena asked them to come into studio - along with blues singer William Lee - known as Willa - to perform 'Illosophical'.
Tony Clayton-Lea on the books 'Text & Drugs & Rock'n'Roll - the Beats and Rock Culture' by Simon Warner (Publishers Bloomsbury) and 'Harry Styles - Every Piece of Me' by Louisa Jepson (Publishers Simon & Schuster).
Abie Philbin Bowman with a look at what's on around the country this weekend in the worlds of arts and entertainment.
Presenter: Seán Rocks