Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....a new case brings a depressed and disgraced Sherlock Holmes out of hiding in "Art In The Blood" by Bonnie MacBird, artist Rita Duffy recreates a shop owned by Proclamation signatoryTom Clarke in an examination of how ordinary objects can become ‘souvenirs’ after a significant event like 1916, plus reviews of the latest albums from Beyoncé, Brian Eno and Travis

    on Bank Holiday Monday.....a special to mark International Labour Day, celebrating the art, music, theatre and books created on the theme of work and labour in the company of arts journalist Sinead Gleeson, poet Dave Lordan, singer Barry Gleeson and author Lisa McInerney

    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)

    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
      Duration: 3:00

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