Arena Tuesday 24 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

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Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - the Minister for Arts Heritage & Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan announced plans for a National Culture Policy, John Banville awarded Knight of the Order of Arts & Letters by French Embassy in Ireland, Queen Elizabeth II visited set of Game of Thrones in Belfast today, Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics to 'Like A Rolling Stone' sells for $2.05 million dollars

Theatre review

Theatre review

Sophie Gorman reviews “Black Coffee” by Agatha Christie currently running at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Official website: http://bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/ 

Amos Oz

Amos Oz

Evelyn O’Rourke interviews Israeli author Amos Oz who was a guest at the recent Dalkey Book Festival

Brian Martin, playwright

Brian Martin, playwright

Brian Martin talks about his play “Be Infants In Evil”, which is debuting at the Druid Theatre as part of this year’s Galway International Arts Festival (based on extracts from the Ryan Report into institutional abuse)

Official website: www.giaf.ie

Art review

Art review

Kelly Grovier reviews the Sean Scully exhibition ‘Kind of Red’ at the Timothy Taylor Gallery in Mayfair, London

Official website: http://timothytaylorgallery.com/exhibitions/ 

Music Played on the Show

Grounds For Divorce

Grounds For Divorce

Elbow

3:49

Get What You Give

Get What You Give

Mick Flannery

3:28

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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