Arena Wednesday 14 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 Wednesday 14th August 2013

Arena Wednesday 14th August 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Theatre - Nirbhaya

Theatre - Nirbhaya

A new play 'Nirbhaya' has opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (www.edfringe.com) which explores the real life gang rape and murder of Indian student Jyoti Singh Pandey in Delhi in December, 2012 and explores the issue of sexual violence in India. Writer and Director Yael Farber joins Seán Rocks.

Sonya Kelly

Sonya Kelly

Fringe veteran Sonya Kelly on the 19th Dublin Fringe Festival - www.fringefest.com.

Book Review - Stoner

Book Review - Stoner

Sinead Gleeson reviews 'Stoner' by John Williams which was written almost 50 years ago but is storming up the bestsellers lists. The Publishers are Vintage Press.

Soprano Dawn Upshaw

Soprano Dawn Upshaw

Grammy award-winning Soprano Dawn Upshaw joins Seán Rocks. Dawn Upshaw performs at St. Canice's Cathedral in Kilkenny on Friday August 16th

National Print Museum Dublin

National Print Museum Dublin

Declan Long on 'Shaping Identities Together' which runs until the 13th of October at The National Print Museum in Dublin. The website is www.nationalprintmuseum.ie.

Drum and Bass Classics

Drum and Bass Classics

John McDonagh of the website www.irishdrumnbass.com on Sony's 'Drum and Bass' Classics which is out now.

Music Played on the Show

Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes

Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes

Duke Special Feat Neil Hannon

3:04

Inner City Life

Inner City Life

Goldie

3:45

Brown Paper Bag

Brown Paper Bag

Roni Size/Reprazent

4:44

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