Arena Tuesday 8 April 2014

coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore

coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session

 

Arena

Arena

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Arts News

Alan Corr - for the first time ever Glyndebourne Opera Company bring Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ to Dublin in December, Coldplay will not be doing any publicity for their new album ‘Ghost Stories’, broadcasters Michael Buerk criticises female tv presenters and newsreaders who complain about age discrimination    

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Author interview

Author interview

Eleanor Catton, whose second novel "The Luminaries" won the Man Booker Prize last year.  It is published by Granta 

Director interview

Director interview

Gareth Evans, Welsh-born film director on his sequel "The Raid 2" and actor Iko Uwais who plays the character of Rama

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Comic Con

Comic Con

Maura McHugh previews what to expect at the MCM Ireland Comic Con sci-fi convention which takes place in the RDS this weekend

More information at www.mcmcomiccon.com  

Artist interview

Artist interview

the Indian artist Sheela Gowda whose career is the subject of a 20-year retrospective at IMMA

www.imma.ie

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Music Played on the Show

Busy Earnin'

Busy Earnin'

Jungle

3:13

Temple

Temple

Kings Of Leon

4:25

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