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 Wednesday 16 October 2013


    Arena Wednesday 16th October 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.


    Eileen Gray

    Evelyn O'Rourke profiles acclaimed Designer and Architect Eileen Gray. An exhibition of the work of Eileen Gray is currently on display at Dublin's IMMA and will run until January 19th 2014 -


    Jocelyn Clarke - The First Cosmonaut

    Jocelyn Clarke on Blue Raincoat's production of 'The First Cosmonaut' which will debut at Sligo's Factory Performance Space on Tuesday October 22nd - for full details.


    Arena Wednesday 16th October 2013 - Full Programme

    Alan Corr with tonight's Arts and Entertainment News, Emmet O'Brien on his short film 'A Novel Approach to Dating', Evelyn O'Rourke profiles Eileen Gray, Philip Boyle on his book ' The Boxer's Dreams Of Love', live music from 'God Is An Astronaut' and Jocelyn Clarke on Blue Raincoat's 'The First Cosmonaut'.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Take Me To Church
      Composer: Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Album: Take Me To Church - EP
      Duration: 0:04:17
    • Title: Red Moon Lagoon
      Composer: God Is An Astronaut
      Performer(s): God Is An Astronaut
      Performer(s): God Is An Astronaut
      Duration: 0:04:37

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