Arena Tuesday 8 April 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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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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