Arena Wednesday 5 March 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.

Barrie Cooke Remembered

Barrie Cooke Remembered

Declan Long remembers the artist Barrie Cooke who sadly passed away today.

The Stag - Director John Butler

The Stag - Director John Butler

Director of the new Irish film The Stag, John Butler joins Sean in studio.

Handprint

Handprint

The collection Handprint will be performed as part of the New Music Dublin festival this weekend. Pianist Therese Fahy joins Sean in Studio to perform some of the pieces

Cleaners

Cleaners

Colm Maher's new comedy Cleaners opens at the Axis Theatre in Ballymun next week. It's set in a high class Dublin hotel where customers leave wads of cash lying around but complain if the mini-bar is messy. Colm joins Sean in studio.

Joanne Spain  - Search for a Bestseller

Joanne Spain - Search for a Bestseller

Joanne Spain has been shortlisted for Richard and Judy's Search for a Bestseller competition for her crime fiction book, With Our Blessing

Music Played on the Show

From Eden

From Eden

Hozier

3:39

Lida + The Swan

Lida + The Swan

Therese Fahy

1:43

Oh What A World

Oh What A World

Rufus Wainwright

4:37

Waiting For Riad

Waiting For Riad

Therese Fahy

1:02

Legerdemain

Legerdemain

Therese Fahy

0:39

The Forge

The Forge

Therese Fahy

1:47

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