Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Tuesday's programme..........Declan Long reports on EVA  International, Ireland's premier biennial of contemporary art in Limerick,  an interview with Tom Rob Smith, author of ‘The Farm’ a novel which taps into the current fascination with all-things Scandinavian,  Kay Sheehy reviews the first of the 10 books on the IMPAC shortlist  and a report on an exhibition of Japanese art at the Chester Beatty Library

    Arena Friday 14 February 2014


    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.


    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.


    Arts News

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




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

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:14 p.m.
      Title: Move It
      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
      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
      Album: Absolute Zero , Glassnote , GLS-0132-02
      Duration: 0:04:23

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