Arena Thursday 12 December 2013

coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades

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Would you like to be in the audience for our special Christmas programme on Tuesday the 20th of December at 6.30pm? The Army No. 1 Band will be joined by soprano Mairead Buicke and members of the New Dublin Voices Choir for some lovely seasonal music.  To apply for tickets to this recording just email by Monday 19th December with your full name, address and number of tickets required to arena@rte.ie 

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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