Arena Thursday 9 January 2014

coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore

coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session

 

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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