Arena Tuesday 19 August 2014

coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades

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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 Evelyn O'Rourke

Sacha Puttnam

Sacha Puttnam

David Puttnam's son, the pianist and composer Sacha Puttnam, has recorded an album of the music from some of his father's great films called 'Puttnam Plays Puttnam'

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2FiK Live in Studio

2FiK Live in Studio

Born in Paris in a Moroccan Muslim family, the visual artist 2Fik re-creates and subverts images from da Vinci masterpieces to ads for Vodka. He's coming to the Dublin Fringe Festival this September with his most ambitious project yet – a recreation of all 80 figures in ‘The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife’, by Daniel Maclise.

Classic Movie - American Beauty

Classic Movie - American Beauty

It is fifteen years since Sam Mendes' seminal movie American Beauty was released. Starring Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham, it has become a classic depiction of the darkness that lurks behind the American Dream. Gavin Burke watched it for us

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Ted Hughes "Bestiary"

Ted Hughes "Bestiary"

A new collection of the poetry of Ted Hughes has been selected by fellow poet Alice Oswald. It's called a 'A Ted Hughes Bestiary' and chooses as its focus the work that features animals both real and imaginary. Jessica Traynor has been reading the collection for us...

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