Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Tuesday's show....the director of "A Doctor's Sword", the incredible story of an Irish doctor who survived the evacuation of Dunkirk, years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp and the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, composer Donncha Dennehy has teamed up with playwright Enda Walsh for an intriguing opera "The Last Hotel" and for Led Zeppelin fans hoping to complete their back catalogue, their final three studio albums have just been re-issued

    Arena Tuesday 18 February 2014

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    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/

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    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/

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    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/

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    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.

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    Arts News

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

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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