Arena Friday 6 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 - Game of Thrones is the most popular programme ever with HBO viewers ahead of The Sopranos, Ronan Keating to take over the lead in the musical "Once" on London's West End, fairy tales harm children according to Professor Richard Dawkins

 

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Book review

Book review

Declan Burke reviews “Mr Mercedes”, the new novel from Stephen King (published by Hodder)

Theatre review

Theatre review

Sinead Gleeson reviews “The Separation”, the debut play from Richard Molloy at the Project Arts Centre which is set against the backdrop of the 1995 divorce referendum in Ireland

Full details at http://projectartscentre.ie/event/separation/ 

Watch Dogs video game

Watch Dogs video game

Joe Griffin analyses the amazing success of the video game "Watch Dogs"

 

Album reviews

Album reviews

Sinead White and John Meagher review new albums - "Lazaretto" by Jack White, "48:13" by Kasabian and "Stockholm" by Chrissie Hynde 

Music Played on the Show

Lazaretto

Lazaretto

Jack White

3:51

Just One Drink

Just One Drink

Jack White

2:34

Glass

Glass

Kasabian

1:25

You Or No One

You Or No One

Chrissie Hynde

1:30

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