Arena Friday 9 May 2014

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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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

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Arts News

with Sinead Mooney - Metallica will be the first heavy-metal band to headline Glastonbury 2014, Drogheda-born author Erika McGann wins Waverton Good Read Children Award for her novel ‘The Demon Notebook’, the film ‘Noah’ not getting a release in China because censors dismissed it on religious grounds

RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival

RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival

Lurlene Duggan of the Prosperous Dramatic Society on their chances in the RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival with their production of the Marc Camoletti farce “Boeing Boeing”

Book review

Book review

Arlene Hunt reviews "Can Anybody Help Me?", the first novel from Sinead Crowley (the RTÉ Arts & Media Correspondent).  Published by Quercus

Performance artist Veronica Dyas

Performance artist Veronica Dyas

performance artist Veronica Dyas talks about what influenced her latest show 'Here and Now' at the Project Arts Centre which focuses on notions of home and the Irish attitude to housing, giving away all her possessions and walking the Camino

Full details at http://projectartscentre.ie/event/now/ 

Album reviews

Album reviews

Sinead Ní Mhordha and Eoin Glackin review new albums - "Xscape" by Michael Jackson, "Turn Blue" from The Black Keys and "Unrepentant Geraldines" by Tori Amos  

Music Played on the Show

Love Never Felt So Good

Love Never Felt So Good

Michael Jackson

4:20

Do You Know Where Your Children Are

Do You Know Where Your Children Are

Michael Jackson

0:59

It's Up To You Now

It's Up To You Now

The Black Keys

1:33

Waiting On Words

Waiting On Words

The Black Keys

0:38

16 Shades Of Blue

16 Shades Of Blue

Tori Amos

4:07

Promise

Promise

Tori Amos

1:13

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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