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 Tuesday 29 October 2013


    Arena Tuesday 29th October 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.


    Theatre - Beatle Mal

    Nik Wood - Jones on 'Beatle Mal' his one-man play about Mal Evans, roadie to The Beatles. Performances are on Thursday 31st October and November 1st at The Mill Theatre in Dundrum and Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th November at Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre -


    Comic Books into Movies

    Chris Wasser on comic books that have been turned into films. This week sees the release of 'Thor: The Dark World'.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:47 p.m.
      Title: Where Can I Go
      Performer(s): Laura Marling
      Performer(s): Laura Marling
      Duration: 0:03:55
    • Title: Careless Whisper
      Composer: George Michael
      Performer(s): George Michael
      Performer(s): George Michael
      Duration: 0:05:14
    • Title: The Only Way Is Up
      Composer: G Jackson / J Henderson
      Performer(s): Yazz
      Performer(s): Yazz
      Album: Wanted Yazz, Big Life
      Duration: 0:04:10
    • Title: Run
      Performer(s): Snow Patrol
      Performer(s): Snow Patrol
      Album: Final Straw, Polydor, 9865408
      Duration: 0:04:32
    • Title: Free
      Composer: Rudimental / Emeli Sande
      Performer(s): Rudimental Feat Emeli Sande
      Performer(s): Rudimental Feat Emeli Sande
      Album: Home, Asylum, ASYLUM24
      Duration: 0:03:23

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