Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Arena Wednesday 14 May 2014

coming up on Friday's show....today we mark the anniversary of the first day of the one of the most tragic battles of the 20th century, the battle of the Somme, with a special programme on how the battle and the wider fallout from World War I is reflected in Irish literature, art, music and cultural memory

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show

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Arts News

with Alan Corr - the film 'Grace of Monaco' with Nicole Kidman getting scathing reviews after it's opening at Cannes Film Festival, Christie's post-war art sales reach $744m for works by Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and Francis Bacon, Bob Dylan covers a Frank Sinatra song 'Full Moon & Empty Arms' on his latest album

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Colin Davidson, artist

Colin Davidson, artist

Colin Davidson, portrait artist talks about his latest exhibition ‘Jerusalem’ where he asked 12 residents of the Israeli city to sit for a portrait. It is currently on show at the Oliver Sears Gallery

(credit: image used is Amiram from the 'Jerusalem' exhibition)

Official website at www.colindavidson.com 

Gallery website at www.oliversearsgallery.com

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston

Anthony McIntyre chronicles the career of actor Bryan Cranston, from his days in television comedy 'Malcolm In The Middle' to drama series 'Breaking Bad' his leading role in the film 'Godzilla'

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Tosca the opera

Tosca the opera

Evelyn O’Rourke report from rehearsals of the Lyric Opera production of ‘Tosca’ at the National Concert Hall

Full details at www.lyricoperaproductions.com

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Sonya Kelly essay

Sonya Kelly essay

Sonya Kelly essay on the perils of choosing the wrong trousers   

A New Day, a play by Gerard Lee

A New Day, a play by Gerard Lee

the actor/writer Gerard Lee talks about his play “A New Day”, running at Bewley's Café Theatre (he also talks about the two novels he has written)         

Full details at www.bewleyscafetheatre.com

Music Played on the Show

18:16

Title: Holding Onto Heaven (Raio Edit)

Composer: Louisa Rose Allen

Performer(s): Foxes

Duration: 3:42

18:43

Title: Get What You Give

Composer: Mick Flannery/Andrew House

Performer(s): Mick Flannery

Album: By the Rule

Duration: 3:28

00:00

Title: Full Moon And Empty Arms

Composer: Tedd Mossman/Buddy Kaye

Performer(s): Bob Dylan

Duration: 0:53

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