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 Monday 9 December 2013

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    Arena Monday December 9th 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Book Review - A la Recherche du Temps Perdu

    Dave Lordan reviews A la Recherche du Temps Perdu (In Search of Lost Time) by Marcel Proust with Seán Rocks. The book was first published 100 years ago and is in seven volumes.

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    Classic Movie - The Thing

    John Byrne discusses this week's Classic Movie 'The Thing' from 1982 starring Kurt Russell with Seán Rocks.

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    Arena Monday 9th December 2013 - Full Programme

    Abie Philbin Bowman with Arts News, Evelyn O'Rourke at the Anchorman 2 Premiere, Dave Lordan on Proust's 'A la Recherche du Temps Perdu', 'Snow Finally Came' from Arena's New Planet Cabaret and John Byrne on this week's Classic Movie - 'The Thing' from 1982.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: U Got the Look
      Composer: Prince
      Performer(s): Prince
      Performer(s): Prince
      Album: The Very Best of Prince, B0031BW6WU
      Duration: 0:04:00
    • Title: Rock Steady
      Composer: Aretha Franklin
      Performer(s): ARETHA FRANKLIN
      Performer(s): ARETHA FRANKLIN
      Album: Respect - The Very Best of Aretha Franklin, Rhino Atlantic, B0029AJL40
      Duration: 0:01:43
    • Title: Freddy's Dead
      Composer: Curtis Mayfield
      Performer(s): CURTIS MAYFIELD
      Performer(s): CURTIS MAYFIELD
      Album: Freddy's Dead and Other Hits, Rhino Flashback, B00004T07L
      Duration: 0:01:17

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