Arena Thursday 20 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 

Arena

Arena

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Glen Patterson on his new book

Glen Patterson on his new book

Evelyn Chats to author Glen Patterson about his new book The Rest just follows, published by Faber and Faber

Sive at the Abbey

Sive at the Abbey

Sophie Gorman reviews 'Sive'. It is one of the best known and best loved Irish plays of the 20th Century. A new production of the John B. Keane play is playing now in the Abbey theatre

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Roe McDermott and Chris Wasser review New York Winters Tale, Only Lovers and Stalingrad

Writer Kate O'Brien

Writer Kate O'Brien

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the death of the writer Kate O'Brien. The Limerick born novelist's work includes Mary Lavelle, The Land of Spices and That Lady and this weekend's Limerick Literary Festival is being held in her honour. Eibhear Walsh chats to Evelyn

Music Played on the Show

Glacier (Radio Edit)

Glacier (Radio Edit)

John Grant

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