Arena Wednesday 31 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

Arena

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Non-Fiction Reads

Non-Fiction Reads

Simon Maher with his recommendations for non-fiction reading including Difficult Men by Brett Martin (Penguin), Drinking with Men by Rosie Schaap (Penguin), Life by Keith Richards (Weidenfeld and Nicholson), Everest Calling, the Irish Journey by Lorna Siggins (Collins Press), Paid For – My Journey through Prostitution by Rachel Moran (Gill and Macmillan), My Lunches with Orson by Peter Biskind (Metropolitan Books) and Seven Deadly Sins – My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by David Walsh (Simon and Schuster).

Author Lottie Moggach

Author Lottie Moggach

Author Lottie Moggach reads from her book 'Kiss Me First' which is Published by Picador.

Live Music - Fight Like Apes

Live Music - Fight Like Apes

Fight Like Apes perform 'Crouching Bees' and 'Carousel' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band play Billy Byrnes Bar in Kilkenny as part of this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival - www.kilkennyarts.ie.

Poetry - Raven

Poetry - Raven

Performance Poet Raven joins Seán Rocks. Raven will perform at this weekend's Indiependence Festival in Cork - www.indiependence.ie.

Granta Travel

Granta Travel

Granta's (www.granta.com) quarterly new periodical focuses on travel and includes pieces from Dave Eggers and Haruki Murakami - Manchán Magan joins Seán Rocks.

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