Arena Friday 18 July 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, presented tonight by Evelyn O'Rourke

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with Alan Corr - a copy of the first book ever printed in the English language sells at Sotheby's for over £1m, the Irish single charts will now include streaming figures, American actress Elaine Stritch dies

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"England and Other Stories" by Graham Swift

"England and Other Stories" by Graham Swift

author Graham Swift talks about his novel “England & Other Stories”, his first collection of short stories in 25 years  (published by Simon & Schuster)

Hip Hop & the Táin

Hip Hop & the Táin

Ciarda Tobin, creative director of Hip Hop Theatre talks about their hip-hop version of the Irish legend The Táin, part of Limerick's City of Culture celebrations (extract performed by Shane Davis)

Official website: http://thetain2014.com/  

Molly Keane

Molly Keane

Mary McGill talks about the work of Anglo-Irish novelist Molly Keane ahead of next month’s Molly Keane Writers Week

Full details at: www.mollykeanewritersretreats.com 

Album reviews

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and Simon Maher review “World Peace Is None Of Your Business” by Morrissey, “Jungle” by Jungle and “Trouble In Paradise” by La Roux

Music Played on the Show

Istanbul

Istanbul

Morrissey

3:34

Mountjoy

Mountjoy

Morrissey

5:19

Busy Earnin'

Busy Earnin'

Jungle

3:13

Let Me Down Gently

Let Me Down Gently

La Roux

2:00

The Ladies Who Lunch

The Ladies Who Lunch

Elaine Stritch (Vocals)

4:44

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