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    coming up on Monday's show....poet Rita Ann Higgins whose latest collection is "Tongulish", film-director Whit Stillman chats about adapting Jane Austen for the big screen in "Love & Friendship" and rockers "Overhead The Albatross" in session

    Arena Thursday 14 August 2014



    Daily arts and popular culture show presented by Sean Rocks.


    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.


    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. 


    "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


    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

    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.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Shatter
      Composer: Connolly, Nathan/Little Matador
      Performer(s): Little Matador
      Performer(s): Little Matador
      Album: Little Matador, Fiction, LITMAT02
      Duration: 4:28
    • Title: Reasons
      Composer: Little Matador
      Performer(s): Little Matador
      Performer(s): Little Matador
      Duration: 2:30

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