Arena Friday 23 August 2013

coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore

coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session

 

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show, presented by Evelyn O'Rourke.

What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew is directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel and also starring Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgard - is based on the novel by Henry James and the location has been switched from England to New York Darryl Jones discusses

America's Mistress: Eartha Kitt

America's Mistress: Eartha Kitt

America's Mistress: Eartha Kitt - A new Biographary by John Williams is out on August 29th. Yvonne Nolan joins Evelyn O Rourke to discuss

The Paddies of Parnell Street

The Paddies of Parnell Street

The Paddies of Parnell St - Nigerian born playwright Bisi Adigun has been living and working in Ireland for seventeen years. His new play is The Paddies of Parnell Street and Bisi Adigun

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Album Reviews - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action from Franz Ferdinand, Foy Vance with Joy of Nothing and the self-titled album from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. John Meagher and Aoife Barry join Evelyn to discuss.

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