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 Friday 21 June 2013

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    Arena Friday 21st June 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Clerihews Competition

    Pauline Hall launches Arena's Clerihews competition. A Clerihews is similar to a Limerick with a specific rhyming scheme, beginning with a person's name, and is 4 lines in length. Pauline Hall's Fundit campaign is on www.fundit.ie - search 'Cream of the Milk'.

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    Writer & Director Carmel Winters

    Carmel Winters on her new play 'Best Man'. For performance dates the websites are www.everymancork.com, www.corkmidsummer.com and www.projectsartscentre.ie.

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    Live Music - The Ben Reel Band

    Ben Reel performs 'Could've Been' live in studio. The website for tour dates is www.benreel.com.

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    Clerihews Entries

    Seán Rocks reads samples of Arena listeners' Clerihews competition entries.

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    Cork Midsummer Festival

    Abie Philbin Bowman on the Cork Midsummer Festival. The full programme is available on www.corkmidsummer.com.

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    Clerihews Winner

    Pauline Hall announces the winner of Arena's Clerihews competition - Moírín O'Donovan from Loughrea in County Galway for her entry 'James Gandolfini, deftly played a meanie, murder, cheat and con, he remains the Don'.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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