Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Arena Thursday 24 April 2014

coming up on Thursday's show....Dermot Bolger writes about seafaring life in Wexford and wartime Portugal in his latest novel "The Lonely Sea and Sky", innovative and improvisational jazz musicians come together for "Roamer" night and film reviews include Eddie and Patsy wreaking havoc in "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie", Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart negotiate the world of international espionage in "Central Intelligence" and dealing with horrific memories and our mortality in "No Home Movie"

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

18:25

Title: Turn It Around

Composer: Jessica Wolfe, Holly Laessig

Performer(s): Lucius

Album: Wildewoman

Duration: 3:42

18:43

Title: A Simple Beautiful Truth

Composer: Wild Beasts

Performer(s): Wild Beasts

Album: Present Tense

Duration: 2:47

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