Arena Thursday 9 January 2014

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 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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