Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

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Arena Wednesday 28 May 2014

coming up on Tuesday's show....."Hide" author Matthew Griffin, a new season of "Narcos" begins on Netflix, Jesse Eisenberg, star of Woody Allen's "Café Society" and suffering a traumatic brain injury inspired Shannon Yee to create the artwork "Reassembled, Slightly Askew"



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’


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: 

Album launch: 

Hidden Highways website:

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   

Official website for Rough Magic Theatre Co:

Music Played on the Show


Title: No Train To Cavan

Composer: Lisa O Neill

Performer(s): Lisa O'Neill

Album: Same Cloth Or Not Lisa O'Neill LONCD002

Duration: 3:27


Title: In Defence Of Magpies

Composer: Smyth, McGowan

Performer(s): Hidden Highways

Album: Hidden Highways - EP Out On A Limb Records Not Available

Duration: 4:18


Title: The Ballad Of Mack The Knife

Composer: K Weill/B Brecht

Performer(s): Ernst Busch

Duration: 0:40



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