Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....the new festival "Deep Focus" celebrating the work of female film directors from around the world, Lisa Owens whose debut novel "Not Working" represents the generation not trying to have it all, they just want to make sense of it all and the latest albums from Drake, Cyndi Lauper and Gregory Porter

    coming up on Monday's programme....John P Kelly directs "Driving Miss Daisy" at the Gaiety Theatre, visual artist Deirdre O'Mahony collaborates with north Clare senior citizens for Bealtaine 2016, music from poet Karl Parkinson and Mark Haddon chats about his latest book, a collection of short stories "The Pier Falls"

    Arena Tuesday 15 April 2014


    Arts News

    with Alan Corr - rumours continue that AC/DC might split forever because band-member Malcolm Young is ill, new book by Ian McEwan ‘The Children Act’ will be story of religious parents who refuse medical treatment for their child, consternation that The Daily Telegraph list of the 20 Best British Novels of All Time features three Irish authors – James Joyce, John Banville and Flann O’Brien  


    Tom Rob Smith, author

    Interview with Tom Rob Smith, author of "The Farm", a thriller set in Scandinavia (published by Simon & Schuster)


    EVA International

    Declan Long reports on the range of works on show at this year's EVA International, Ireland's premier contemporary art biennial in Limerick

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    Japanese exhibition at the Chester Beatty Library

    Evelyn O’Rourke talks to Fionnuala Croke from the Chester Beatty Library about their current exhibition ‘Experiencing Japan’

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    IMPAC Literary Award

    in the first of a series reviewing the 10 books on the shortlist for the IMPAC Award, Kay Sheehy reviews “The Light Of Amsterdam” by David Park (published by Bloomsbury) 

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Mistakes Of My Youth
      Composer: Info N/A
      Performer(s): Eels
      Performer(s): Eels
      Duration: 4:01
    • Title: American Interior
      Composer: Gruff Rhys
      Performer(s): Gruff Rhys
      Performer(s): Gruff Rhys
      Duration: 3:19
    • Title: Riptide
      Composer: Vance Joy
      Performer(s): Vance Joy
      Performer(s): Vance Joy
      Album: God Loves You When You're Dancing - EP
      Duration: 3:39

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