Arena Tuesday 6 May 2014

coming up on Friday's show.....films for review include the "The Magnificent Seven" protecting the underdog, a childhood friendship put in danger by irritating adults in "Little Men" and Irish troops battling mercenaries in the Congo during "The Siege of Jadotville" and the latest albums from David Bowie's back catalogue, Billy Bragg and Warpaint

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show

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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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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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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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