Arena Wednesday 14 August 2013

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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Would you like to be in the audience for our special Christmas programme on Tuesday the 20th of December at 6.30pm? The Army No. 1 Band will be joined by soprano Mairead Buicke and members of the New Dublin Voices Choir for some lovely seasonal music.  To apply for tickets to this recording just email by Monday 19th December with your full name, address and number of tickets required to arena@rte.ie 

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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