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 Wednesday 29 May 2013

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    OMD - New Album English Electric

    Hailed as one of the pioneering godfathers of synth-pop, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - or OMD to you and me -have just released their twelfth studio album English Electric' and are playing Vicar Street in Dublin tomorrow evening OMD are Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys

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    An Enemy of the People review

    Sophie Gorman An Enemy of the People review : Arthur Miller's adaptation of the Ibsen classic An Enemy Of The People opened at the Gate Theatre last night. Sophie Gorman went along and she's with me in studio

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    IMPAC

    All this month, we're reviewing the 10 shortlisted books, for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - Swamplandia, by Karen Russell and Caesarion by Tommy Wieringa with Abie & Evelyn.

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    Comedy - Cat Laughs

    The Sky Cat Laughs takes place this weekend, in Kilkenny. One of those performing is American Satirist Will Durst.

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