Arena Friday 19 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 Friday 19th July 2013

Arena Friday 19th July 2013

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Indiependence - Performance Poet Abby Oliveira

Indiependence - Performance Poet Abby Oliveira

Performance Poet Abby Oliveira who will be performing as part of the Indiependence Music & Arts Festival which takes place in Mitchelstown in Cork on the August bank holiday weekend, the 2nd to the 4th - www.indiependencefestival.com.

Hilltown House New Music Festival

Hilltown House New Music Festival

Evelyn O'Rourke reports on the Hilltown House New Music Festival in County Westmeath - www.hilltownmusic.ie for more details.

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton

As James Walmsley of the comedy rock band Dead Cat Bounce prepares for his appearance at this year's Dublin Fringe Festival, he remembers his school days with Kate Middleton.

Author Ross Skelton

Author Ross Skelton

Antrim-born Author Ross Skelton on his memoir 'Eden Halt'. The Publishers are Lilliput Press.

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Emer McLysaght & Alan Corr review this week's new album releases 'Nothing can hurt Me' from Big Star, 'Stars Dance' from Selena Gomez and 'The Argument' from Grant Hart.

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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