Arena Tuesday 15 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

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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  

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Tom Rob Smith, author

Tom Rob Smith, author

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

EVA International

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

Full details at www.eva.ie

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Japanese exhibition at the Chester Beatty Library

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’

More information at www.cbl.ie

IMPAC Literary Award

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) 

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Mistakes Of My Youth

Mistakes Of My Youth

Eels

4:01

American Interior

American Interior

Gruff Rhys

3:19

Riptide

Riptide

Vance Joy

3:39

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