Arena Wednesday 16 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

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Arts News

with Alan Corr - Omar Shariff will be a guest of honour at the Dublin Arabic Film Festival, the Huffington Post listsTemple Bar amongst the World’s 10 Most Disappointing Locations, there will be no foreign-language translations of the Morrisey autobiography ‘True To You’

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Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry

an interview with author Sebastian Barry about his latest novel "The Temporary Gentleman" (published by Faber & Faber) and the film version of "The Secret Scripture" that is in the works   

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Television preview

Roe McDermott looks forward to the new television series "Fargo", inspired by the Coen Brothers film from 1996  

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James Joyce, music & creativity

James Joyce, music & creativity

an interview with Padraig Trehy, director of “Shem The Penman Sings Again”, an experimental film exploring James Joyce’s love of singing and how he was inspired to write 'Finnegan's Wake' by his connection to tenor John McCormack

More information on this project at www.shemthepenman.com 

Film-maker Joshua Oppenheimer

Film-maker Joshua Oppenheimer

the film-maker Joshua Oppenheimer talks about his controversial documentary "The Act Of Killing" which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to re-enact their mass-killings

showing at the Lighthouse Cinema as part of the Darklight Festival - www.darklight.ie

US comedian Jim Gaffigan

US comedian Jim Gaffigan

Abie Philbin Bowman meets US comedian Jim Gaffigan, whose memoir 'Dad Is Fat' is published by Crown Publishing

Official website at www.jimgaffigan.com

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Ykk

Ykk

We Cut Corners

2:34

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms

Leo Hanna

3:42

Star Of The County Down

Star Of The County Down

Leo Hanna

1:51

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