Arena Monday 17 February 2014

coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades

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Would you like to be in the audience for our special Christmas programme on Tuesday the 20th of December at 6.30pm? The Army No. 1 Band will be joined by soprano Mairead Buicke and members of the New Dublin Voices Choir for some lovely seasonal music.  To apply for tickets to this recording just email by Monday 19th December with your full name, address and number of tickets required to arena@rte.ie 

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Brenda Fricker Interview - A Long Way From Home

Brenda Fricker Interview - A Long Way From Home

Evelyn O'Rourke interviews Brenda Fricker on her new film A Long Way From Home.

The film features Jame Fox, Natalie Dormer and Paul Nicholls and centres on a couple who realise their dream of retiring to the South of France. Their life changes dramatically however, when they meet another, younger couple.

 

Emma Brockes Interview - She Left Me The Gun

Emma Brockes Interview - She Left Me The Gun

Emma Brockes’ memoir, She Left Me The Gun, has just been published in paperback. It tells the story of Emma’s late mother’s secret life and her re-invention as she tries to leave that life behind. Emma joins Evelyn O'Rourke from New York.

 

Book Review - Hanif Kureshi: The Last Word

Book Review - Hanif Kureshi: The Last Word

Evelyn O'Rourke is joined in studio by Paul Whittington to review Hanif Kureshi's The Last Word.

Kureishi’s latest novel ‘The Last Word’ centres on a celebrated Anglo-Indian writer, Mamoon Azam, and his biographer’s attempts to chart his life, which proves more than a little problematic.

Classic Movie 'The Long Good Friday'

Classic Movie 'The Long Good Friday'

Evelyn O'Rourke is joined by Darryl Jones to chat about this week's Classic Movie 'The Long Good Friday'. It's a film about a ruthless East End gang lord called Harold Shand who is at a point in his life where he is trying to become a legitimate businessman.

This 1980 movie is considered to be Bob Hoskins break through role.

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