Arena Tuesday 6 August 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 Tuesday 6th August 2013

Arena Tuesday 6th August 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Steve Coogan 'Alpha Papa'

Steve Coogan 'Alpha Papa'

Alan Corr meets Steve Coogan, star of 'Alan Partride: Alpa Papa' which is released in Ireland this week.

Book Review - 'The Guts'

Book Review - 'The Guts'

Tony Clayton-Lea reviews 'The Guts' by Roddy Doyle which is Published by Jonathan Cape.

Author Olivia Laing

Author Olivia Laing

Olivia Laing on her book 'The Trip to Echo Spring' which explores the relationship between writers and alcohol. The Publishers are Canongate.

Music - Pearse McGloughlin & Justin Grounds

Music - Pearse McGloughlin & Justin Grounds

Inspired by Fyodor Dosteovsky's 'The Idiot' - Two Irish musicians, Pearse McGloughlin and Justin Grounds have collaborated on a new collection of music, appropriately entitled: 'Idiot Songs'. The album launches in Dublin's Odessa on Friday August 9th.

Take The Floor / The Gathering

Take The Floor / The Gathering

Audrey Donohue reports on 'Take the Floor' which hits the Helix stage in Dublin on Friday August 9th. For more information and tour details, visit www.takethefloorshow.com. It's part of the Gathering celebrations and the website for that is www.thegatheringireland.com.

Music Played on the Show

Go On Ahead And Go Home

Go On Ahead And Go Home

Iris Dement

3:55

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