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 Tuesday 3 September 2013

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    Margaret Atwood

    Margaret Atwood talking to Evelyn O'Rourke. Atwood's latest book is called MaddAddam is published by Bloomsbury. Margaret Atwood is in Dublin for the Mountains to Sea Festival dlrBook Festival.

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    Bjork at Electric Picnic

    Bjork performed at the Electric Picnic over the weekend and Sinead Mooney was there to check it out for Arena.

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    Women on Television

    Things are changing for women on TV, from Tyne Daly to Tina Fey, from Borgen to The Bridge, female characters have - we have come a long way since the desert where only Roseanne and The Golden Girls were the only oases. Edel Coffey joins me now choose her highlights in this brave new female world.

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    Noelle Brown - 'PostScript'

    Born in Ireland in the 1960s and given up for adoption 8 weeks later, Noelle Brown spent years trying to learn about her birth mother.She has now co-written a play about her struggles with state bureaucracy and a church and society that would rather forget the past.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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