Arena Monday 10 March 2014

coming up on Friday's show....suggestions for Christmas gifts for the culture-lover in your life, actor Stephen Brennan and director David Blake Knox talk Beckett, Godot and the documentary "The Waiting Game" and the latest albums from The Rolling Stones, John Legend and The Weeknd

coming up on Monday's show....exploring the links between writing and music, a review of “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence and the movement of people, history and communication across continents all explored in Emily Jacir's “Europa” exhibition at IMMA 

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' Conservatory' At The Abbey

Michael West's play Conservatory at the Abbey opens with an old couple sitting together in a darkened house. He drinks. She knits and does the crossword. They've been married for more than forty years, and Michael joined Seán in studio to tell us more about this couple. Conservatory opens at the Abbey on Wednesday and runs to the 12th April.

'All That Is Solid Melts' by Darragh McKeon

Darragh McKeon's debut novel 'All That Is Solid Melts Into Air' looks at the subject of the dying days of the Soviet Union in the months following the Chernobyl disaster who also has a special realtionship with Chernobyl. 'All That Is Solid Melts' by Darragh McKeon is published by Viking Penguin.

Author Darragh Mc Keon pictured above.

John Scofield and Vince Mendoza

John Scofield and Vince Mendoza collaborated on the Grammy-award winning album '54' with the Metropole Orkest. Combining Mendoza's stunning arrangements and some of Scofield's best playing in years, 54 is a milestone in both artists' discographies. They're playing in the National Concert Hall this Wednesday and both Scofield and Mendoza spoke to Seán.

'Pontypool' reviewed by Yvonne Nolan

The 2009 film 'Pontypool' adapted from the Canadian Novel 'Pontypool Changes everything' is a horror movie for people who like linguistics. Yvonne Nolan has selected it as her Classic Movie tonight and joins Seán in Studio.

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If I Could Change Your Mind

If I Could Change Your Mind

Haim

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