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 14 February 2014

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    Arena

    Daily arts and popular culture show. Presented by Evelyn O'Rourke

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    Valentine's Night

    Today is St. Valentine's Day and Arena celebrates both the agonies and ecstasies of love as it's been represented in music, poetry, literature, music and art.

    Evelyn O'Rourke is joined in studio by writer John McKenna, arts journalist Yvonne Nolan, playwright Shaun Dunne and reviewer Roe McDermott.

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    Patrick Scott

    The death was announced today, of the Irish painter and architect, Patrick Scott.

    This sad news comes on the eve of a major retrospective of his work, due to open tomorrow.

    It’s in two parts:

    The first is in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and the second part, dealing with his later career, is in Carlow’s VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art.

    Evelyn O'Rourke is joined by Aidan Dunne, the visual Arts Editor of The Irish Times, and author of a major book on the artist, entitled simply 'Patrick Scott'. Also on the line is Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections at IMMA who curated the exhibition.

    You can find out more about the exhibition here.

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    Arts News

    Evelyn O'Rourke is joined by Abie Philbin-Bowman for today's Arts News.

     

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:14 p.m.
      Title: Move It
      Performer(s): Cliff Richard
      Performer(s): Cliff Richard
      Album: 50s Greatest Rock N Roll
      Duration: 0:02:35
    • 07:24 p.m.
      Title: Take This Longing
      Performer(s): Leonard Cohen
      Performer(s): Leonard Cohen
      Album: The Essential Leonard Cohen
      Duration: 0:04:20
    • 07:42 p.m.
      Title: Please
      Composer: Little Green Cars / Faye O'Rourke
      Performer(s): Little Green Cars
      Performer(s): Little Green Cars
      Album: Absolute Zero, Glassnote, GLS-0132-02
      Duration: 0:04:23

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