Arena Wednesday 7 May 2014

coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore

coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session

 

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show

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Arts News

with Alan Corr - four lesser-known artists shortlisted for Turner Prize, a new Ronald Reagan biopic will be told through the eyes of a KGB agent, TV3 unveiled it’s new schedule this afternoon, including a new Irish soap ‘Red Rock’and Gogglebox (an Irish version of the Channel 4 series about couch potatoes watching television) 

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Turner Prize

Turner Prize

Declan Long on the announcement today of the 4 lesser-known artists on the shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize – the Irish artist Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richard and Tris Vonna-Michell

(credit: picture accompanying this article is O & X, 2013 by Ciara Philips) 

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Ernie Watts

Ernie Watts

legendary American jazz/r&b saxophonist Ernie Watts talks about a career which he decided upon when he was 13 and first heard John Coltrane play

Official website at www.erniewatts.com   

The second coming of WB Yeats

The second coming of WB Yeats

Evelyn O’Rourke reports on ‘The Second Coming’, a theatrical imagining of the second coming of WB Yeats.  It is directed by Mikel Murfi and featuring the Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Company at the Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo

Full details at http://fidgetfeet.com 

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Nurse With Wound

Nurse With Wound

sound artist Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound) describes how he has always been inspired by early 1970’s German ‘krautrock’

Electric Picnic Trailer Park

Electric Picnic Trailer Park

Electric Picnic curator Hugo Jellett and David Sumray (winning artist) on the winning design for the Electric Picnic ‘design a trailer’ competition - The Incredibly Mad de-Programming Machine  

Official website at www.electricpicnic.ie

Music Played on the Show

The Hunk And The Funplace

The Hunk And The Funplace

Fight Like Apes

3:12

Oasis

Oasis

Ernie Watts

2:00

No Lonely Nights

No Lonely Nights

Ernie Watts

1:40

Acceptance

Acceptance

Ernie Watts

1:36

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