Arena Tuesday 3 September 2013

coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades

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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 

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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.

Bjork at Electric Picnic

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

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.

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.

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