Arena Friday 28 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 

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Book Review: A Darker Shade

Book Review: A Darker Shade

A Darker Shade is a collection of 17 short stories from some of Sweden's most accomplished and prolific authors, as well as some authors unheard of outside of Ireland, Arlene Hunt has read it and chats to Sean about it. Published by Head of Zeus

Playwright Geoff Power on his play Retreat

Playwright Geoff Power on his play Retreat

A play that opens in Dublin next week tells the story of a woman who suffers from depression following the death of her mother. It's called Retreat and playwright Geoff Power is in studio. www.thenewtheatre.com

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Pharell Williams - GIRL, Blood Red Shoes by Blood Red Shoes and the 12th album from Drive By Truckers, English Oceans. Sinead Ni Mhordha and Simon Maher review.

Music Played on the Show

Nothing Arrived

Nothing Arrived

Villagers

3:29

Never Gonna Walk Away

Never Gonna Walk Away

The Original Rudeboys

4:02

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