Arena Monday 16 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

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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