Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....a new case brings a depressed and disgraced Sherlock Holmes out of hiding in "Art In The Blood" by Bonnie MacBird, artist Rita Duffy recreates a shop owned by Proclamation signatoryTom Clarke in an examination of how ordinary objects can become ‘souvenirs’ after a significant event like 1916, plus reviews of the latest albums from Beyoncé, Brian Eno and Travis

    on Bank Holiday Monday.....a special to mark International Labour Day, celebrating the art, music, theatre and books created on the theme of work and labour in the company of arts journalist Sinead Gleeson, poet Dave Lordan, singer Barry Gleeson and author Lisa McInerney

    Arena Friday 21 February 2014



    Daily arts and popular culture show presented by Evely O'Rourke.


    The Vortex

    Noel Coward's 1924 play 'The Vortex' centres around a socialite mother's difficult relationship with her drug-addicted son. Set against a backdrop of the roaring 1920s, it is currently showing at the Gate Theatre in Dublin. Sophie Gorman joins Evelyn with her review.


    Andrew Maxwell

    Abie talks to Andrew Maxwell ahead of his new nationwide tour


    True Detectives Essay

    From Starsky and Hutch, Cagney and Lacey, television has always found a place in its scheduling heart for buddy detective pairs.But a new series on Sky Atlantic is breaking this cosy mould. Starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaghy, Cole and Heart appeal to Edel Coffey's pessimistic she explains..


    The Pike: Gabriele d'Annunzio

    Lucy Hughes-Hallett has written about his life and the result is her prize-winning book, The Pike: Gabriele d'Annunzio, Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War, and she tells Evelyn about it. Published by Forth Estate


    Album Reviews: Beck, St. Vincent and Wild Beasts

    Tonight Evelyn is joined by Rachel Breslin and John Meagher. They have been listening to the latest from Saint Vincent, Wild Beasts and Beck

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