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 Thursday 17 October 2013

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    Arena Thursday 17th October 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Book Review - Elizabeth Gilbert

    Edel Coffey reviews 'The Signature of all Things' by Elizabeth Gilbert which is Published by Bloomsbury. Elizabeth Gilbert will read from the book on Wednesday 23rd October at Dublin's Liberty Hall Theatre as part of the Dublin Writer's Festival - www.dublinwritersfestival.com.

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    Live Music - Red Queen Contest

    Live music from Navan band Red Queen Contest who perform 'Before It Gets Old' and 'Subtle Hand' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band release their debut album at Dublin's Academy on Friday October 18th & their website is www.redqueencontest.com.

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    Arena Thursday 17th October 2013 - Full Programme

    Arts News with Sinead Mooney, Sophie Gorman and Brian Lloyd review the films Captain Phillips, Enough Said and Escape Plan, Edel Coffey reviews Elizabeth Gilbert's 'The Signature of all Things' Val McDermid on her book 'Cross and Burn' and live music from Red Queen Contest.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Your Life Is A Lie
      Composer: Goldwasser / Van Wyngarden
      Performer(s): MGMT
      Performer(s): MGMT
      Album: Your Life Is A Lie - Single, Columbia, USSM21301572
      Duration: 0:02:05
    • Title: Now Before It Gets Old
      Composer: Red Queen Contest
      Performer(s): Red Queen Contest
      Performer(s): Red Queen Contest
      Duration: 0:04:38
    • Title: Subtle Hand
      Composer: Red Queen Contest
      Performer(s): Red Queen Contest
      Performer(s): Red Queen Contest
      Duration: 0:04:27

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