coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore
coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session
Arena Friday 5th July 2013
Daily arts and popular culture show.
Blue Raincoat Theatre Company - Purgatory
'Purgatory' by WB Yeats will be performed at the top of Knocknarea in Sligo at 3pm on Saturday July 6th. The website is www.blueraincoat.com. Niall Henry, Artistic Director of Blue Raincoat Theatre Company joins Seán Rocks.
Neil Pearson - Noises Off
Actor Neil Pearson on his role in 'Noises Off' at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre from July 8th to July 13th. The website is www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie.
The Piper's Parlour Dublin
Evelyn O'Rourke reports on her visit to The Piper's Parlour at 15 Henrietta Street in Dublin. The exhibition is open daily for the summer months and more information can be found at www.pipers.ie.
Author Neil Gaiman
Maura McHugh on the prequel to Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman' series - 'Sandman: Overture' will be Published in October 2013.
Emer McLysaght and John Meagher review this week's new album releases 'The Weight of Your Love' from Editors and 'Cerulean Salt' from Waxahatchee.