Arena Tuesday 29 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

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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

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It's Over

It's Over

In The Willows

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