Arena Tuesday 6 May 2014

coming up on Friday's show....suggestions for Christmas gifts for the culture-lover in your life, actor Stephen Brennan and director David Blake Knox talk Beckett, Godot and the documentary "The Waiting Game" and the latest albums from The Rolling Stones, John Legend and The Weeknd

coming up on Monday's show....exploring the links between writing and music, a review of “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence and the movement of people, history and communication across continents all explored in Emily Jacir's “Europa” exhibition at IMMA 

Arena

Arena

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Arts News

with Alan Corr - the statue of Michaelangelo’s ‘David’ has weak ankles but experts say it will not collapse, members of REM and Nirvana, Sleater Kinney coming together as Superearth, the manuscript of a lost Felix Mendelssohn song rediscovered 140 years after it went missing

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Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh talks about his latest novel “The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins”, published by Jonathan Cape 

Official website at www.irvinewelsh.net

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RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival 2014

RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival 2014

Sean Rocks talks to members of the Prosperous Dramatic Society after their performance of ‘Boeing Boeing’ as part of the RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival 2014

See full details at www.dramafestival.ie

International IMPAC Literary Award

International IMPAC Literary Award

in the 4th episode of her series looking at the novels on the IMPAC 014 shortlist, Kay Sheehy reviews "Absolution" by Patrick Flanery, published by Atlantic Books

Bands on film

Bands on film

Chris Wasser takes a look at depictions of bands on film - from the real stories told about the likes of The Beatles, Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash, Bill Hayley to fictional bands like those in the film That Thing You Do

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Music Played on the Show

Nothing To Lose But Your Head

Nothing To Lose But Your Head

Augustines

4:08

Rather Be

Rather Be

Clean Bandit Feat Jess Glynne

3:59

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