Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....a new case brings a depressed and disgraced Sherlock Holmes out of hiding in "Art In The Blood" by Bonnie MacBird, artist Rita Duffy recreates a shop owned by Proclamation signatoryTom Clarke in an examination of how ordinary objects can become ‘souvenirs’ after a significant event like 1916, plus reviews of the latest albums from Beyoncé, Brian Eno and Travis

    on Bank Holiday Monday.....a special to mark International Labour Day, celebrating the art, music, theatre and books created on the theme of work and labour in the company of arts journalist Sinead Gleeson, poet Dave Lordan, singer Barry Gleeson and author Lisa McInerney

    Arena Friday 7 February 2014


    Jacques Tati Collection

    France's answer to Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Mr Bean was a bumbling everyman, constantly tripping over modern technology and social convention. M Hulot was the creation of comic actor Jacques Tati, and a new compendium: The Jacques Tati Collection has just been released by Studio Canal.

    Brief Encounter

    Brief Encounter is the 1945 classic film centring on married housewife, Laura Jesson who unexpectedly falls violently in love with a stranger whom she meets at a railway station. This much loved story is being brought to life on by the Wireless Mystery Theatre company in the Grand Opera House in Belfast next week


    Springtime is awards-time in the movie industry but we are going to cast our thoughts back to the film that won the Best Picture Award seventy years ago. In 1944, the award went to Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart; Ingrid Bergman and Paul Heinreid.

    Album Reviews

    This week we have quite the mix of albums. First up we have 'Little Red', the second offering from Katy B. Then we have Tinariwen, the Taureg musicians from Mali and their sixth album 'Emmaar' and finally we have Nina Persson, formerly of The Cardigans with a solo offering, 'Animal Heart'.

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