Arena Thursday 20 June 2013

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

Arena Thursday 20th June 2013

Arena Thursday 20th June 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Film - Citadel

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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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Roe McDermott and Chris Wasser discuss this week's new film releases 'Before Midnight' and 'World War Z'.

Death Of James Galdolfini

Death Of James Galdolfini

Abie Philbin Bowman on the Actor James Galdolfini who has died aged 51.

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Gamiina

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.

Francis MacManus Awards

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.

Review - Cosmic Latté

Review - Cosmic Latté

Nuala Ní Chonchuir reviews 'Cosmic Latte', a collection of short stories by Welsh Writer Rachel Trezise. The Publishers are Parthian.

Festivals Preview

Festivals Preview

Ray Wingnut previews Summer Festivals with Seán Rocks.

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