Arena Friday 7 March 2014

on Friday's show....the 80th anniversary of the Daphne du Maurier novel "Rebecca", Adrian Dunbar directs "The Wasteland", in association with the TS Eliot Foundation and the latest albums from The Stunning, The Fratellis and The Decemberists

on bank holiday Monday's show....the weather has long been a topic of fascination for Irish people, particularly recently when the 'beast from the east' hit our shores, and on today's show we take a look at how extreme weather takes a central role in literature, music and film



Daily arts and popular culture show.

'Agnes' - Director David Bolger

A show which opens in the Project Arts Centre next week, celebrates the life of cabaret artist Agnes Bernelle. The man behind the show called Agnes is David Bolger of Cois Ceim Dance Company and he spoke to Seán Rocks about her life.

Cois Ceim’s Agnes, directed by David Bolger opens at the Project Arts Centre on 15th March with previews on 13th and 14th. is the website.

Book Review: 'We are all completely beside ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler.

Sinead Gleeson reviews Karen Joy Fowler's latest book 'We are all completely beside ourselves' which is published by Serpent's Tail.

Karen Joy Fowler pictured above.

Sinead Gleeson reviewd 'We are all completely beside ourselves' for Arena.

Album Review with Edel Coffey and John Meagher.

Album Review with Edel Coffey and John Meagher.

Edel Coffey and John Meagher have been listening to The Take Off and Landing of Everything from Elbow, The Classic from Joan as Policewoman, and A Perfect Contradiction from Paloma Faith.

Music Played on the Show

New York Morning

New York Morning



The Classic

The Classic

Joan As Police Woman




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