Arena Thursday 12 December 2013

coming up on Friday's show....suggestions for Christmas gifts for the culture-lover in your life, actor Stephen Brennan and director David Blake Knox talk Beckett, Godot and the documentary "The Waiting Game" and the latest albums from The Rolling Stones, John Legend and The Weeknd

coming up on Monday's show....exploring the links between writing and music, a review of “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence and the movement of people, history and communication across continents all explored in Emily Jacir's “Europa” exhibition at IMMA 

Arena Thursday 12th December 2013

Arena Thursday 12th December 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Arts News

Arts News

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

The Hobbit Cast Interviews

The Hobbit Cast Interviews

Alan Corr with the cast of The Hobbit - Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lily.

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Sophie Gorman and Joe Griffin review this week's new film releases - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Far out isn't Far Enough and The Patience Stone.

Author Christine Dwyer Hickey

Author Christine Dwyer Hickey

Christine Dwyer Hickey on her new book The House on Parkgate Street & Other Dublin Stories (Publishers New island).

Poet Sarah Maria Griffin

Poet Sarah Maria Griffin

Poet Sarah Maria Griffin with her love letter to Irish Christmasses past.

Matt Cardle

Matt Cardle

Matt Cardle on life after X-Factor and his new album 'Porcelain'.

Arena Thursday 12th December - Full Programme

Alan Corr with extended Arts and Entertainment News including interviews with the cast of The Hobbit, reviews of the films The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Far Out Isn't Far Enough and The Patience Stone, Christine Dwyer Hickey on her book 'The House on Parkgate Street and Other Dublin Stories' and Poet Sarah Maria Griffin.

Music Played on the Show

Porcelain

Porcelain

Matt Cardle

3:18

When You Were My Girl

When You Were My Girl

Matt Cardle

1:45

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