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 Monday 20 January 2014

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    Arena Monday 20th January 2014

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Is The Abbey Theatre a World Class Theatre?

    The question 'Is the Abbey Theatre a World Class Theatre?' was put to a panel of experts. Abbey Theatre Artisitic Director Fiach Mac Conghail responds to the findings.

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    TV - Girls

    Roe McDermott on the 3rd season of the acclaimed HBO series 'Girls' which starts on Sky Atlantic on Monday January 20th at 10pm.

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    Arena Monday 20th January 2014 - Full Programme

    Fiach Mac Conghail of The Abbey Theatre and Fintan O'Toole of The Irish Times on 'Is The Abbey Theatre a World Class Theatre?', Artist Sean Hillen on his exhibition 'Holes in Heaven', Roe McDermott on the HBO series 'Girls' and Ruth Barton on this week's Classic Movie 'Naked' starring David Thewliss.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: The Classic
      Composer: Wasser
      Performer(s): Joan As Police Woman
      Performer(s): Joan As Police Woman
      Album: Real Life, Pias, JAPW1
      Duration: 0:03:52
    • Title: Everyday Robots
      Composer: Damon Albarn
      Performer(s): Damon Albarn
      Performer(s): Damon Albarn
      Album: Everyday Robots, Parlophone, B00HYFQE7M
      Duration: 0:01:12
    • Title: Friends In Low Places
      Composer: Blackwell/lee
      Performer(s): Garth Brooks
      Performer(s): Garth Brooks
      Album: No Fences (recordno: Cdp7955032), Emi, CDP7955032
      Duration: 0:04:14

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