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 6 November 2013

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    Arena Wednesday 6th November 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Author Arlene Hunt

    Arlene Hunt on her book 'The Outsider' which revolves around twins and how sibling rivalry can develop into brotherly protection. The Publishers are Portnoy Publishing. The book launches at Dublin's Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane on Thursday November 7th.

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    Ballet Ireland - Carmen

    Evelyn O'Rourke reports on Ballet Ireland's production of Carmen which is touring Ireland - www.balletireland.ie.

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    Live Music - Chatham Saxophone Quartet

    Chatham Saxophone Quartet perform the 1st movement of Michael Nyman's 'Songs for Tony' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The quartet are currently on a tour of Ireland - www.musicnetwork.ie for dates.

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    Arena Wednesday November 6th - Full Programme

    John Kastner on his film 'Not Criminally Responsible' at this year's Cork Film Festival, Author Arlene Hunt on her book 'The Outsider', Theo Dorgan, Jim Loughran and Shona Murray on the International Day of the Imprisoned Writer and Evelyn O'Rourke on Ballet Ireland's production of Carmen.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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