Arena Thursday 18 July 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

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Would you like to be in the audience for our special Christmas programme on Tuesday the 20th of December at 6.30pm? The Army No. 1 Band will be joined by soprano Mairead Buicke and members of the New Dublin Voices Choir for some lovely seasonal music.  To apply for tickets to this recording just email by Monday 19th December with your full name, address and number of tickets required to arena@rte.ie 

Arena Thursday 18th July 2013

Arena Thursday 18th July 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Eithne Shortall and Joe Griffin review this week's new film releases 'Life's a Breeze', 'The World's End' and 'The Frozen Ground' with Seán Rocks.

Alan Partridge

Alan Partridge

Abie Philbin Bowman on Alan Partridge ahead of the release of the film 'Alpha Papa'.

Galway Arts Festival

Galway Arts Festival

Kay Sheehy on the visual arts at this year's Galway Arts Festival. The website is www.galwayartsfestival.com.

Author David Sedaris

Author David Sedaris

David Sedaris reads from his book 'Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls' which is Published by Abacus.

Live Music - Empire Circus

Live Music - Empire Circus

Empire Circus perform 'There Is a Light' and 'True Believer' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band's website for full details is www.weareempirecircus.com.

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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