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 Thursday 13 February 2014

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    New Film Reviews

    Three new movies out this week, the World War 2 drama, Monuments Men, British underdog comedy Dance-off, Cuban Fury, and a classic story of Boy Meets Laptop, 'Her'.
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    The Cork Spring Poetry Festival.

    The festival is organised by the Munster Literature Centre and is based at the Cork Arts Theatre. The festival started yesterday and continues until Saturday night and features readings, workshops, book launches and even a film event. Kathy D'arcy loves her local poetry festival and joins Sean from RTE Cork. www.Corkpoetryfest.net
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    The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel

    Jim Carroll joins Sean to review Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel a new book by Sherill Tippins that attempts to capture life as it was lived inside the Chelsea

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:22 p.m.
      Title: The Last Thing On My Mind
      Performer(s): Stark Sands With Punch Brothers
      Performer(s): Stark Sands With Punch Brothers
      Duration: 0:03:46
    • Title: Visions Of Johanna
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Album: Blonde On Blonde
      Duration: 0:07:40
    • Title: Chelsea Hotel
      Composer: Leonard Cohen
      Performer(s): Leonard Cohen
      Performer(s): Leonard Cohen
      Album: Essential Leonard Cohen (recordno: C2k86884), Columbia, C2K86884
      Duration: 0:03:04

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