coming up on Monday's show....a garda station in an Irish border village at the end of the 1950's is the setting for the Shane Connaughton novel "Married Quarters", the atmospheric folk music of Maria Kelly live in session and Gerard Manley Hopkins and five nuns are shipwrecked - it sounds like the start of a joke but it's actually the premise of the comic novel "The Hopkins Conundrum" by Simon Edge
Guth na nGael - A new documentary series is set to be hitting our television screens on Friday 21st of this month. 'Guth na nGael' meaning voice of the Irish will be presented by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and each episode will explore the different themes that appear in traditional and contemporary Irish music. Mairead joins Sean in Studio
Yves Saint Laurent is one of the icons of the haute couture fashion world of Paris of 1950s and 60s. A new film, YSL, looks at his life as a designer, but also at his tempestuous relationship with his business partner and lover, Pierre Bergé Edel Coffey went to see it for Arena
A weeklong festival of design, culminating in a three day international seminar in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Offset festival is entering it's fifth year. Our reporter Abie Philbin Bowman has been speaking to the director of Offset, and to one of those travelling from New York to address the Festival, and Abie joins Sean in studio.
Next week at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin two colleges will come together to stage three short operas showcasing emerging Irish talent in music and staging.
Opera Briefs is directed by Conor Hanratty who joins Sean in studio along with Kevin O'Connell, the composer of one of these short operas.