Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Friday's programme we took a look at the issue of ageing and facing our mortality in the arts. What types of artistic expression do people take comfort in as they age? And are their particular works we can turn to to help us face our own mortality? Panelists were  the poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir, playwright Shaun Dunne, author Michele Forbes and music broadcaster Bernard Clarke.

    on Easter Monday Arena celebrates this year's One City One Book with an evening of poetry and song. 'If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song" is a collection of poems, ballads and songs about Dublin. Panellists including RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea, actor Phelim Drew, musicians Lisa Hannigan and Colin Reid, poets Pat Boran, Melissa Kavanagh and Enda Wyley explain what Dublin means to them.

    Arena Wednesday 14 August 2013

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    Arena Wednesday 14th August 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    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.

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    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.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:14 p.m.
      Title: Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
      Composer: Anon/johnson/duke Special
      Performer(s): Duke Special Feat Neil Hannon
      Performer(s): Duke Special Feat Neil Hannon
      Album: Little Revolutions, Hag/medieval Haircut, CDHAG16
      Duration: 0:03:04
    • 07:54 p.m.
      Title: Inner City Life
      Composer: Goldie/playford/charlemagne
      Performer(s): Goldie
      Performer(s): Goldie
      Album: Ibiza Del Mar, Global, RADCD101
      Duration: 0:03:45
    • 07:57 p.m.
      Title: Brown Paper Bag
      Composer: Size
      Performer(s): Roni Size/reprazent
      Performer(s): Roni Size/reprazent
      Album: Blow The Whole Joint Up Breaks And Beats For Supacharged Freaks, Debutante Deluxe, 565 288-2
      Duration: 0:04:44

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