Arena Friday 30 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, presented tonight by Evelyn O'Rourke

Arts News

with Sinead Mooney - the 3 Irish poets who will receive the 2014 Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship have been announced, John Lennon's handwritten manuscripts and drawings going up for auction on 4 June, Phil Collins came out of retirement to play at his son's school recital   

Oona Frawley, author

Oona Frawley, author

Oona Frawley talks about her debut novel "Flight", the story of a teacher who moves from Zimbabwe to Ireland to make a better life for herself (published by Tramp Press)

Essay

Essay

Dave Lordan's essay on his experience of now being part of an 'international family', now with relatives in Slovakia    

Theatre graduates

Theatre graduates

Evelyn O’Rourke talks to graduating students from the Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art, Trinity College about what they have learned during their studies

Official website:  www.thelir.ie

Album reviews

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Simon Maher review new albums - "Fatboy Slim presents Bem Brazil", "Animal Ambition" by 50 Cent and "New Eyes" by Clean Bandit

Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

One of the artists performing at this year's Cat Laughs Comedy Festival - Rich Hall

Music Played on the Show

In The Air Tonight

In The Air Tonight

Phil Collins

5:23

Klapp Klapp

Klapp Klapp

Little Dragon

3:50

Put Your Hands Up For Brazil

Put Your Hands Up For Brazil

Fedde Le Grand, Fatboy Slim

1:28

Magalenha

Magalenha

Dj Fresh Fatboy Slim

1:20

Chase The Paper

Chase The Paper

50 Cent Feat Kidd Kidd, Prodigy, P Styles

1:48

A+E

A+E

Clean Bandit Feat Kandaka Moore

1:50

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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