Arena Thursday 5 September 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




Daily arts and popular culture show.

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.


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.

KLF - Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll has been reading about this 1990s band in a new book is called The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band Who Burned A Million Pounds and is written by John Higgs.Before we get to the burning of one million pounds - place the KLF in their 1990s musical context

Music Played on the Show

This Is A True Heart

This Is A True Heart

Julia Holter


Justified And Ancient

Justified And Ancient

The Klf Feat Tammy Wynette




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