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 Friday 31 January 2014

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    The Invisible Woman

    “The Invisible Woman,” adapted from Claire Tomalin’s 1990 biography, is the true story of Dickens’s longtime clandestine affair with Nelly Ternan, who was 27 years his junior. They met in 1857 when Nelly, 18, was appearing in the Collins play “The Frozen Deep,” whose production Dickens oversaw. Dickens at the time was 45.

    “The Invisible Woman,”  was directed by and stars Ralph Fiennes who talks to Sean from a London studio.

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    Trevor Noah

    South African Comedian, Trevor Noah first came to International Attention when he was publically endorsed by Eddie Izzard.

    Noah makes his Vicar Street debut tonight, with his award-winning one-man show, ‘The Racist’.

    Abie Philbin Bowman is in studio to tell us more

     

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    Album Reviews

    This week albums are an eclectic mix –

    Broken Bells with their latest collaboration ‘After the Disco’,

    Indie rockers Augustines with their self-titled 2nd album

    and finally Bombay Bicycle Club with their fourth album in five years called ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’.....

    And with their verdicts, Sean is joined by Sinéad Ní Mhordha and Niall Byrne....

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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