Arena Thursday 5 June 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 Alan Corr - two Irish actors - Sam Keeley and Aisling Franciosi -feature in Screen International list of rising stars, JJ Abrams hints at return of Millenium Falcon character in new Star Wars movie, the Black Eyed Peas won't reform unless they find a bold new sound says Will-i-am

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Film reviews

Film reviews

Sophie Gorman and Brian Lloyd review "22 Jump Street", "Grace of Monaco" and "Fruitvale Station"

Leonard Cohen, career longevity and spirituality

Leonard Cohen, career longevity and spirituality

Liel Leibovitz, author of "A Broken Hallelujah: Rock & Roll, Redemption & The Life Of Leonard Cohen"  (published by WW Norton) 

 

International IMPAC Literary Award

International IMPAC Literary Award

Kay Sheehy with her penultimate review of the books on the 2014 Interantional IMPAC Award shortlist - “A Death InThe Family: My Struggle, Book 1” by Karl Ove Knausgard (published by Bloomsbury)

Isabel Nolan, artist

Isabel Nolan, artist

The artist Isabel Nolan talks about what inspired her exhibition ‘The Weakened Eye of Day’ currently showing at IMMA

Full details at www.imma.ie

Music Played on the Show

Suzanne

Suzanne

Leonard Cohen

4:01

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen

4:44

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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