Arena Friday 11 April 2014

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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Would you like to be in the audience for our special Christmas programme on Tuesday the 20th of December at 6.30pm? The Army No. 1 Band will be joined by soprano Mairead Buicke and members of the New Dublin Voices Choir for some lovely seasonal music.  To apply for tickets to this recording just email by Monday 19th December with your full name, address and number of tickets required to arena@rte.ie 

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show.  Tonight it comes from the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, recorded in front of a live audience at the Nuns Island Theatre Galway

Authors at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Authors at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

American author Rachel Kushner, Canadian author Patrick deWitt and Irish author Eimear McBride chat about their award-winning novels

Maria Doyle Kennedy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Maria Doyle Kennedy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Maria Doyle Kennedy chats about her new album 'Maria Live' (live performance not available as a podcast)

New writers at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

New writers at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

New writers Pat McDonnell, Jennifer Matthews and Ruth Quinlan spoke to Evelyn O'Rourke at 'Over The Edge' (a monthly event designed to encourage developing writers)

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Sing

Sing

Maria Doyle Kennedy

4:12

The Most Beautiful People Are Broken

The Most Beautiful People Are Broken

Maria Doyle Kennedy

2:57

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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