Arena Wednesday 11 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

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Arts News

with Alan Corr - Oprah Winfrey to join the cast of new Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma', a Derry book owner put his stock of 100,000 books into a skip, Frank Sinatra the most popular of all Wikipaedia historical figures

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Rick O'Shea

Rick O'Shea

RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea talks about how he's getting on with the challenge of reading 100 novels this year

You can follow his progress at www.rickoshea.ie

Young playwright Oliver Eagleton

Young playwright Oliver Eagleton

17-year old Oliver Eagleton talks about his political play “According To His Need” being selected for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival (interview includes actors Michael David McKiernan and Hannah Tucker Mamalis)  

Official website: www.facebook.com/redstheatre 

The Old Dance School

The Old Dance School

music and chat with English folk band The Old Dance School

Official website: www.theolddanceschool.com

A love of WB Yeats

A love of WB Yeats

Susan O’Keeffe from the Yeats Day committee talks about why she loves the work of WB Yeats

Official website: http://yeatsday.com/ 

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Faith poetry

Faith poetry

John F Deane talks about his final collection of poetry “Who Do You Say That I Am?”, a collection of faith poetry which was inspired by answers he got to the question “who do you think Jesus Christ is?” (published by Poetry Ireland)

Music Played on the Show

Uptight Downtown

Uptight Downtown

La Roux

3:36

Craigie Hill

Craigie Hill

The Old Dance School

3:45

The Entley Light

The Entley Light

The Old Dance School

4:44

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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