Arena Wednesday 28 May 2014

coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades

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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 (presented tonight by Evelyn O'Rourke)

Arts News

with Alan Corr - the death announced today of writer & activist Maya Angelou, the BBC investigating complaints about poor sound quality on TV drama ‘Quirke’, this year’s John Ford Symposium takes place on 6-8 June including an open-air screening of ‘The Quiet Man’

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Maya Angelou, RIP

Maya Angelou, RIP

writer & political activist Bonnie Greer and singer Red Hurley pay tribute to the legacy of poet and civil rights campaigner Dr Maya Angelou, who died today

Mental health and the arts

Mental health and the arts

JP Swaine of First Fortnight (the mental health arts festival) and Tim V Smith and Carol Anne McGowan from the band Hidden Highways talk about the charity See Change and their green ribbon campaign to encourage a national conversation about mental health. They are releasing a fund-raising album called 'There Is A Light'

Charity website:  http://www.seechange.ie/ 

Album launch: http://www.whelanslive.com/index.php/there-is-a-light/ 

Hidden Highways website: http://hiddenhighways.bandcamp.com/

Mies van der Rohe, architect

Mies van der Rohe, architect

Zbyszek Zalinski talks about why he finds the work of German architect Mies van der Rohe so inspiring. A new book about his life and career is "Mies" by Detlef Maerins (published by Phaidon)     

Opera & film

Opera & film

Diego Fasciati, executive producer with Rough Magic Theatre Company talks about the collaboration between composer Kurt Weill and playwright Bertold Brecht which resulted in 'The Threepenny Opera'. Tomorrow night the Irish Film Institute and the Goethe-Institut Irland will show the film version of the play  

Full details at www.ifi.ie   

Official website for Rough Magic Theatre Co: www.roughmagic.ie

Music Played on the Show

No Train To Cavan

No Train To Cavan

Lisa O'Neill

3:27

In Defence Of Magpies

In Defence Of Magpies

Hidden Highways

4:18

The Ballad Of Mack The Knife

The Ballad Of Mack The Knife

Ernst Busch

0:40

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