Arena Wednesday 5 February 2014
coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades
Would you like to be in the audience for our special Christmas programme on Tuesday the 20th of December at 6.30pm? The Army No. 1 Band will be joined by soprano Mairead Buicke and members of the New Dublin Voices Choir for some lovely seasonal music. To apply for tickets to this recording just email by Monday 19th December with your full name, address and number of tickets required to firstname.lastname@example.org
Arena, Wed 5th February
Tony Clayton Lea is in studio to review Americana - The Kinks memoir by the band’s lead songwriter, Ray Davies, and God Save The Kinks,a band biography by Ron Jovanovic; Willie Vlautin tells us about his new book, The Free; and Declan Long has checked out the glorious production of a new book about 'Hieronymous Bosch'; and Swan Lake is coming to Dublin
Matthew McConaughey has just won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof, in the film ‘Dallas Buyers Club’. Set in the 1980s, it tells the story of a Texan diagnosed with AIDS who decides to source his own medication in Mexico to help fight the disease.
RTE Ten’s Alan Corr recently met up with Matthew Mc Conaughey and asked him how he decided to portray the life and character of Ron Woodroof....
The track is My Morning Jacket with ‘Ready to be Called On’ from the soundtrack to the movie.....
On the 9th November 1995 a new production of Swan Lake was unveiled at the famous Sadlers Well Theatre in London.
Within minutes of the performance starting though, there were ripples in the audience because the role of the swan was being danced by a man on stage for the very first time.
Nearly twenty years later this now famous production lives on, and is visiting Dublin in a few weeks time. To find out more about the show, Evelyn O’Rourke went to London to meet up with some of the dancers and the team behind the show.
Swan Lake is visiting Dublin later this month and will be performed from Tuesday 25th February to Saturday 1st March at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. More information can be found at http://bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/