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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 24 October 2013


    Arena Thursday 24th October 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.


    Arts News

    Alan Corr of RTE Ten with tonight's Arts & Entertainment News.


    Bram Stoker Festival

    Author Darren Shan and Film Historian Robert J.E. Simpson on this weekend's Bram Stoker Festival full event details on


    Loves - Jack McGouran

    The GuinnessJazz Festival takes place in Cork this weekend - Artistic Director Jack McGouran on one of his 'Loves' - the Swedish jazz trio EST. The website for further information is


    Morrissey Autobiography

    Dr. Eoin Devereaux on 'Autobiography' by Morrissey which is published by Penguin Classics


    Edmar Castaneda

    Evelyn O'Rourke with Columbian Harpist Edmar Castaneda who is currently on a music network tour of Ireland - for tour dates.


    Film Reviews

    Yvonne Nolan and Simon Maher review this week's new film releases Ender's Game, Bad Grandpa and Closed Circuit with Seán Rocks.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:23 p.m.
      Title: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
      Performer(s): The Smiths
      Performer(s): The Smiths
      Album: The Sound of the Smiths (Deluxe Edition) [Remastered]
      Duration: 0:04:15
    • 07:50 p.m.
      Title: Night Dries Like Ink
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Little Bear
      Performer(s): Little Bear
      Album: Night Dries Like Ink - Single, Smalltown America, Not Available
      Duration: 0:03:54

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