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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 Thursday 5 September 2013

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    About Time

    The new Richard Curtis rom-com, About Time, which stars Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel Mc Adams and, the decidedly non-rom-com Riddick the latest offering from Vin Diesel. Simon Maher and Edel Coffey gave their thoughts on the film.

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    Hannah Kent - Burial Rites

    Australian writer Hannah Kent's debut novel Burial Rites is set in the harsh world of 19th century Iceland. Based on real events, it's the story of Agnes Magnúsdottír. Hannah Kent joined Sean live in studio.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:15 p.m.
      Title: This Is A True Heart
      Composer: Holter, Julia
      Performer(s): Julia Holter
      Performer(s): Julia Holter
      Album: Loud City Song, Domino, HVNLP98CD
      Duration: 0:03:24
    • 07:48 p.m.
      Title: Justified And Ancient
      Composer: Cauty/ Drummond
      Performer(s): The Klf Feat Tammy Wynette
      Performer(s): The Klf Feat Tammy Wynette
      Album: Now 1992, Emi / Virgin, 8270862
      Duration: 0:03:35

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