Arena Wednesday 13 August 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

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Death of Lauren Bacall

Death of Lauren Bacall

The death of legendary actress Lauren Bacall was announced today. Ruth Barton, lecturer in Film Studies at Trinity College Dublin, is in studio to discuss her film career.

Hawk - Live in Studio

Hawk - Live in Studio

London-based band "Hawk" are live in studio.

Peter Fallon

Peter Fallon

Peter Fallon reads "A Winter Wound" from his latest collection "Strong My Love"

Books - Latest Fiction

Books - Latest Fiction

Edel Coffey looks at the latest popular fiction just published or about to be published. Her list includes:

Roisin Meaney’s After the Wedding is published by Hachette books

If You Were Me by Sheila O’ Flanagan is published by Headline

The Blazing World from Siri Hustvedt has been longlisted for the Man Booker prize this year…and is published by Simon & Schuster

Ciara Geraghty’s Now That I’ve Found You is published by Hachette Books.

A debut novel from the English journalist Cáitlin Moran called How to Build a Girl, is published by Ebury Press.

A couple of books now that haven’t been published yet:

Each and Every One by Rachael English will be published by Orion Books on the 11th of September.

Finally then is the latest novel from one of the doyennes of Irish popular fiction Cathy Kelly, it’s called It Started with Paris and is available on 9th October from Orion Books 

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A Fistful of Dollars - 50 Years On

A Fistful of Dollars - 50 Years On

50 Years ago a film was released in Italy which gave birth to a new genre of film-making.

Starring Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leone’s ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ was the first of the so-called Spaghetti Westerns. Brian Lloyd was in studio.

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