Arena Thursday 14 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

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show presented by Sean Rocks.

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Post-apocalyptic drama from Australian writer/director David Michod, The Rover; the star-studded third instalment in The Expendables series; and Hector and the Search for Happiness, starring Simon Pegg.

Joe Griffin and Eithne Shorthall have been to see them.

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Little Matadors

Little Matadors

Little Matador's self-titled debut album is an aggressive, sassy, incendiary collection dissecting love, loss, rejection, redemption, death and re-birth.  Fronted by Snow Patrol guitarist Nathan Connolly, the quintet marry melody and muscle with a healthy respect for noise. 

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"Four Weddings and a Funeral" is 20 Years Old

"Four Weddings and a Funeral" is 20 Years Old

Back in 1994, a British film called 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' was released on the big screen. With a budget of just a couple of million pounds sterling, this story of a bumbling bachelor trying to find love went on to break box office records

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Sonya Kelly's Journey on the Luas

Sonya Kelly's Journey on the Luas

Sonya Kelly is an actor and writer who is a regular contributor to Arena. Here she recounts a journey she made on the LUAS

Book Review: Bitter Remedy by Conor Fitzgerald

Book Review: Bitter Remedy by Conor Fitzgerald

Bitter Remedy is the fifth novel from Rome-based crime writer Conor Fitzgerald, and the latest in his series of books featuring Commissioner Alec Blume. Declan Burke has been reading it for us.

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Shatter

Shatter

Little Matador

4:28

Reasons

Reasons

Little Matador

2:30

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