Arena Monday 9 June 2014

coming up on Friday's show....suggestions for Christmas gifts for the culture-lover in your life, actor Stephen Brennan and director David Blake Knox talk Beckett, Godot and the documentary "The Waiting Game" and the latest albums from The Rolling Stones, John Legend and The Weeknd

coming up on Monday's show....exploring the links between writing and music, a review of “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence and the movement of people, history and communication across continents all explored in Emily Jacir's “Europa” exhibition at IMMA 

Arena

Arena

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Arts News

Abie Philbin Bowman marks the death of British comedian and actor Rik Mayall

Best crime fiction

Best crime fiction

Declan Burke with a selection of some of the best in crime fiction - "The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair" by Joel Dicker (published by MacLehose), "The Lonesome Heart Is Angry" by Paul Charles (published by New Island), "The Amber Fury" by Natalie Haynes (published by Corvus), "The Ties That Bind" by Erin Kelly (published by Hodder & Stoughton), "The Bones Beneath" by Mark Billingham (published by Little Brown), "The Boy That Never Was" by Karen Perry (published by Penguin) 

"Counter Culture" by Katie O'Kelly

"Counter Culture" by Katie O'Kelly

Actress and playwright Katie O'Kelly talks about the inspiration for her play "Counter Culture" - shop workers employed on zero-hours contracts

40 years of ABBA

40 years of ABBA

John Meagher on the release of 'ABBA: The Singles', a box-set of all their singles released on vinyl to mark their 40th anniversary 

 

Reading "Ulysses"

Reading "Ulysses"

Jonathan Creasy talks about his documentary "The Big Book" which aims to encourage people to read James Joyce's "Ulysses"

the documentary can be heard, for free, at http://newdublinpress.org/  

Music Played on the Show

Waterloo French Version

Waterloo French Version

Abba

1:00

The Winner Takes It All

The Winner Takes It All

Abba

5:10

Sos

Sos

Abba

1:00

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