Arena Wednesday 19 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 

Arena

Arena

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Guth na nGael

Guth na nGael

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

Yves Saint Laurent

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

Offset

Offset

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.

Opera Briefs

Opera Briefs

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.

Music Played on the Show

Occupy Your Mind

Occupy Your Mind

Villagers

3:06

The Parting Glass

The Parting Glass

The Voice Squad

2:50

The Meeting Of The Waters

The Meeting Of The Waters

John Mccormack

1:45

Home

Home

Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh And Eddi Reader

1:09

Jephte

Jephte

Paul Mccreesh And Gabrieli Consort

1:03

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