Arena Monday 9 September 2013

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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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 

Arena Monday 9th September 2013

Arena Monday 9th September 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Book Review - The Shining Girls

Book Review - The Shining Girls

Mary McGill reviews 'The Shining Girls' by Lauren Beukes which is Published by Harper Collins.

Robert Ballagh at 70

Robert Ballagh at 70

Artist Robert Ballagh's 70th birthday is being celebrated with an exhibition called 'Seven' at the Crawford Gallery in Cork. The exhibition runs until Saturday 26 October and the website for more information is www.crawfordgallery.ie. Robert Ballagh joins Seán Rocks.

Classic Movie - Matewan

Classic Movie - Matewan

Tony Tracy discusses this wek's Classic Movie 'Matewan' from 1987 with Seán Rocks. The film stars Chris Cooper and is Directed by John Sayles.

Siamsa Tire

Siamsa Tire

Joanne Barry on the play 'Imegein' which runs at Siamsa Tire in Tralee until September 21st. The website is www.siamsatire.com.

Dublin Fringe Festival - The Far Side

Dublin Fringe Festival - The Far Side

The Far Side is an Upstate Theatre Project that asked seven people to present their experiences and memories of growing up and living in Drogheda. Director Feidlim Cannon and participant Gerry Cullen join Seán Rocks. The website is www.fringefest.com.

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Counting Stars

Counting Stars

One Republic

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