Arena Thursday 25 July 2013

coming up on Friday's show....suggestions for Christmas gifts for the culture-lover in your life, actor Stephen Brennan and director David Blake Knox talk Beckett, Godot and the documentary "The Waiting Game" and the latest albums from The Rolling Stones, John Legend and The Weeknd

coming up on Monday's show....exploring the links between writing and music, a review of “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence and the movement of people, history and communication across continents all explored in Emily Jacir's “Europa” exhibition at IMMA 

Arena Thursday 25th July 2013

Arena Thursday 25th July 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Tara Flynn and Brian Lloyd review this week's new film releases 'The Wolverine', 'Frances Ha' and 'Blackfish' with Seán Rocks.

Author & Academic James Shapiro

Author & Academic James Shapiro

James Shapiro on William Shakepeare's relationship with Ireland. James Shapiro's latest book is called '1599: A Year in the life of William Shakespeare' which is Published by Faber & Faber. James Shapiro will be in conversation with Fintan O'Toole at this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival on August 10th - www.kilkennyartsfestival.ie.

Tommy Tiernan

Tommy Tiernan

Tommy Tiernan, one of the acts at this weekend's Vodafone Comedy Festival at Dublin's Iveagh Gardens. Full details on www.vodafonecomedy.com.

Make a Move Hip Hop Festival

Make a Move Hip Hop Festival

Ciarán Ryan reports on the 2nd annual 'Make a Move Festival of Hip Hop and Urban Culture' in Limerick which takes place this weekend (www.makeamove.ie).

Crime Fiction Round-Up

Crime Fiction Round-Up

Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction books including 'Holy Orders' by Benjamin Black (Mantle), 'The Twelfth Apartment' by William Ryan (Mantle), 'Bad Monkey' by Carl Hiaasen (Sphere), 'The Kill Room' by Jeffrey Deaver (Hodder & Stoughton), 'The Ghost Riders of Ordebec' by Fred Vargas (Harvill Secker), 'Alex' by Pierre LeMaitre (MacLehose Press), 'The Frozen Dead' by Bernard Minier (Jean-Claude Izzo), 'The Red Road' by Denise Mina (Orion) and 'The Cuckoo's Calling' by Robert Galbraith AKA JK Rowling (Sphere).

Music Played on the Show

Whitener (Part 1)

Whitener (Part 1)

O Emperor

3:45

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