Arena Tuesday 18 February 2014

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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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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Stalker

Stalker

A new film from Irish director Mark O'Connor tells the story of Oliver, a disturbed homeless man who believes God wants him to clean up society.

http://stalker.ie/

The Undertaking

The Undertaking

The Irish writer and journalist Audrey Magee has just published her first novel called The Undertaking. Set during the Second World War, the book tells the story of a German couple thrown together during the chaos of war. Mary Magill has been reading 'The Undertaking' and she joins us from our Galway studio.

www.audreymagee.com/

CARE

CARE

This Thursday night a new play called Care opens at The Project Cube in Dublin. It is about the carers who give palliatave care at the very end of life. Sonya Kelly is a member of the cast and she describes the experience of visiting a hospice to research her role and her personal reaction to the experience.

http://projectartscentre.ie/event/care/

Patrick Scott Retrospective - Review

Patrick Scott Retrospective - Review

The late Patrick Scott's exhibition opened at the weekend at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Visual in Carlow. Entitled Patrick Scott: Image, Space Light, aims to be the most comprehensive representation of this remarkable artist's 75 year long career. Declan Long is here to review the exhibition.

You can find out more here.

Paul Michael Glaser

Paul Michael Glaser

Evelyn O'Rourke interviews Paul Michael Glaser ahead of his starring role in the production of Fiddler of the Roof in Dublin.

www.fiddlerontheroof.co.uk/

Arts News

Arts News

Evelyn O'Rourke is joined in studio by Alan Corr for this week's Arts News.

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