Arena Friday 21 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 

Arena

Arena

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

The Vortex

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. www.gatetheatre.ie

Andrew Maxwell

Andrew Maxwell

Abie talks to Andrew Maxwell ahead of his new nationwide tour

True Detectives Essay

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 side.as she explains..

The Pike: Gabriele d'Annunzio

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

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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