Arena Monday 16 June 2014

coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades

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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 Abie Philbin Bowman - a call-out to up-and-coming bands to perform at Hard Working Class Heroes festival in October, The Foo Fighters have agreed to play a concert completely organised by crowd-funding fans in Virginia, a photograph of an unknown woman that was taken by London street photographer John Deakin in the 1930's revealed to be Irish painter Francis Bacon in drag  

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Theatre review

Theatre review

Sophie Gorman reviews “The Rise & Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny” at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Official website: www.olympia.ie

NCAD Graduate show

NCAD Graduate show

Evelyn O’Rourke reports on the NCAD Graduate show

Official website:  www.ncad.ie  

Bloomsday essay

Bloomsday essay

an essay from Kevin Gildea, who wonders why we only celebrate 'Ulysses' on one day of the year - Bloomsday

 

"An Untamed State" by Roxane Gay

"An Untamed State" by Roxane Gay

Roe McDermott reviews “An Untamed State” by Roxane Gay (published by Black Cat)

Bloomsday, part 2

Bloomsday, part 2

Owen Roe reads from ‘The Ondt & The Gracehoper’, James Joyce’s take on the Aesop fable ‘The Ant & The Grasshopper’ and part of Finnegan's Wake, illustrated by the artist Thomas McAnally (published by Lilliput Press)

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

"Where They Lie" by Mary O'Donnell

"Where They Lie" by Mary O'Donnell

Poet and author Mary O'Donnell talks about her latest novel "Where They Lie" (published by New Island) 

Music Played on the Show

As You Make Your Bed

As You Make Your Bed

Claudia Boyle

1:00

40 Day Dream

40 Day Dream

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

3:00

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