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 Thursday 9 January 2014

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    Arena Thursday 9th January 2014

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Arts News

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

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    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.

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    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.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Like Real People Do
      Composer: Andrew John Hozier byrne
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Album: Take Me to Church EP, N/A
      Duration: 0:04:17
    • Title: Regarding Your Lover
      Composer: Foy Vance
      Performer(s): Foy Vance
      Performer(s): Foy Vance
      Album: Joy of Nothing
      Duration: 0:03:10

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