Arena Thursday 9 January 2014

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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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 9th January 2014

Arena Thursday 9th January 2014

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Arts News

Arts News

Sinead Mooney with tonight's Arts and Entertainment News including an archive clip of Playwright Brian Friel who celebrates his 85th birthday.

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Edel Coffey and Joe Griffin review this week's new film releases 12 Years a Slave, The Delivery Man and The Railway Man.

Book Review - Dublin and Other Fictions

Book Review - Dublin and Other Fictions

Arlene Hunt reviews Nuala Ní Chonchúir's 'Dublin and other Fictions' which is Published by Tower Press.

Comedian Neil Delamere

Comedian Neil Delamere

Abie Philbin Bowman on Neil Delamere who is currently on his Irish tour with his show 'Smart Bomb'. Full details on www.neildelamere.com.

Creative Writing Courses

Creative Writing Courses

Dave Lordan on Creative Writing Courses which are on offer for 2014.

Arena Thursday January 9th - Full Programme

Sinead Mooney with Arts News, reviews of the films 12 Years a Slave, The Delivery Man and The Railway Man, a review of Nuala Ní Chonchúir's 'Dublin and Other Fictions', Abie Philbin Bowman on Neil Delamere and Dave Lordan on Creative Writing Courses for 2014.

Music Played on the Show

Like Real People Do

Like Real People Do

Hozier

4:17

Regarding Your Lover

Regarding Your Lover

Foy Vance

3:10

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