Arena Thursday 24 April 2014

coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades

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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, presented tonight by Evelyn O'Rourke 

Arts News

with Sinead Mooney - the National Library has just expanded it's online archive with 10,000 digital images of historical figures, a postcard beat poet Alan Ginsberg wrote with a negative observation about communism ‘just not working’ going up for auction, Barbie to be made into a live action film    

Film reviews

Film reviews

Roe McDermott and Brian Lloyd review "Transcendence", "The Other Woman" and "Tracks"      

Nurse With Wound sound artist

Nurse With Wound sound artist

Abie Philbin Bowman interviews avant-garde sound artist Steven Stapleton of experimental band Nurse With Wound    

For more information about his 12-hour 'The Sleep Concert' at this year's Drogheda Arts Festival check out www.droghedaartsfestival.ie      

Essay

Essay

an essay from Sonya Kelly about what it felt like visiting her father in hospital     

One City One Book

One City One Book

the poet Harry Clifton explains his choice of poem to read at the recent launch of One City One Book - “Dick King” by Thomas Kinsella

(for copyright reasons the poem reading is not available to download)

Book review

Book review

Eithne Shorthall reviews “Every Day Is For The Thief” by Teju Cole, published by Random House

Music Played on the Show

Turn It Around

Turn It Around

Lucius

3:42

A Simple Beautiful Truth

A Simple Beautiful Truth

Wild Beasts

2:47

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