Arena Tuesday 29 July 2014

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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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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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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Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival

Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival

Kris Nelson, artistic director and CEO of Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival – the festival programme is launched today

Official website: www.fringefest.com

Best in science-fiction

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)

Conflicted Theatre, Cork

Conflicted Theatre, Cork

writer/director Evan Lordan and actress Kate Fitzgerald talk about “We Make Gods”, the latest production from Conflicted Theatre in Cork

Official website:  http://conflictedtheatre.com/ 

In The Willows

In The Willows

chat with alternative folk band In The Willows

Official website: www.inthewillows.com

Tom French, poet

Tom French, poet

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

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Sirens

Sirens

In The Willows

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It's Over

It's Over

In The Willows

3:00

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