Arena Friday 14 February 2014
coming up on Friday's show....suggestions for Christmas gifts for the culture-lover in your life, actor Stephen Brennan and director David Blake Knox talk Beckett, Godot and the documentary "The Waiting Game" and the latest albums from The Rolling Stones, John Legend and The Weeknd
coming up on Monday's show....exploring the links between writing and music, a review of “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence and the movement of people, history and communication across continents all explored in Emily Jacir's “Europa” exhibition at IMMA
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.
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.