Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Wednesday's show.....everybody's favourite vampire and a classic since he was created by Irishman Bram Stoker in 1897, Count Dracula gets a makeover in the new film 'Dracula Untold', there's a review of the Booker-nominated novel "How To Be Both" by Ali Smith and chat with the band Carriages ahead of their appearance at the Hard Working Class Heroes festival

    Arena Tuesday 29 July 2014

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    Arts News

    with Alan Corr - all-female punk band Pussy Riot to sue the Russian government for unfair conviction, Donna Tartt novel "The Goldfinch" to be made into a film, filming of Star Wars VII continues on Skellig Michael despite concern over use of a protected world heritage site

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    Best in science-fiction

    Rick O’Shea reviews latest science-fiction novels –

    “The Quick” by Lauren Owen (published by Jonathan Cape)

    “The Girl With All The Gifts” by M R Carey (published by Orbit Books)

    “The Martian” by Andy Weir (published by Del Rey Books)

    “The Bees” by Laline Paull (published by Harper Collins)

    “The Three” by Sarah Lotz (published by Hodder & Stoughton)

    “The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August” by Claire North (published by Orbit)

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    Tom French, poet

    poet Tom French talks about his latest collection "Midnightstown”  (published by Gallery Press)

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Sirens
      Composer: In The Willows
      Performer(s): In The Willows
      Performer(s): In The Willows
      Album: Vantage Point EP
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: It's Over
      Composer: In The Willows
      Performer(s): In The Willows
      Performer(s): In The Willows
      Album: info n/a
      Duration: 3:00

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