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 20 June 2013

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    Arena Thursday 20th June 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Film - Citadel

    Ciarán Foy, Writer/Director of the new film 'Citadel' joins Seán Rocks. The film opens on Friday June 21st.

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    Gamiina

    On Monday June 24th, as part of Cork's Midsummer Festival, a rather unique collaboration will take place between a group of sixth class students, UCC Gamelan Orchestra and Icelandic sextet Amiina. Mel Mercier of UCC joins Seán Rocks - www.corkmidsummer.com for full details.

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    Francis MacManus Awards

    Pat Kinevane reads the opening lines from 'Dark Secret' by James A. Simpson. It will be broadcast on Tuesday the 25th of June as part of a season of the 25 stories short-listed in this year's competition. The season of stories will run nightly from Monday to Friday at 1110pm on RTÉ Radio 1, starting next Monday the 24th of June.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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