Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Tuesday's show....the director of "A Doctor's Sword", the incredible story of an Irish doctor who survived the evacuation of Dunkirk, years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp and the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, composer Donncha Dennehy has teamed up with playwright Enda Walsh for an intriguing opera "The Last Hotel" and for Led Zeppelin fans hoping to complete their back catalogue, their final three studio albums have just been re-issued

    Arena Tuesday 19 August 2014

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    Daily arts and popular culture show. Presented by Evelyn O'Rourke

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    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

    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.

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    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"

    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...

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:30
      Title: Sedated
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Album: Hozier (Deluxe Version)
      Duration: 3:42

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