Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's programme we took a look at the issue of ageing and facing our mortality in the arts. What types of artistic expression do people take comfort in as they age? And are their particular works we can turn to to help us face our own mortality? Panelists were  the poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir, playwright Shaun Dunne, author Michele Forbes and music broadcaster Bernard Clarke.

    on Easter Monday Arena celebrates this year's One City One Book with an evening of poetry and song. 'If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song" is a collection of poems, ballads and songs about Dublin. Panellists including RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea, actor Phelim Drew, musicians Lisa Hannigan and Colin Reid, poets Pat Boran, Melissa Kavanagh and Enda Wyley explain what Dublin means to them.

    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

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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