Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....a new case brings a depressed and disgraced Sherlock Holmes out of hiding in "Art In The Blood" by Bonnie MacBird, artist Rita Duffy recreates a shop owned by Proclamation signatoryTom Clarke in an examination of how ordinary objects can become ‘souvenirs’ after a significant event like 1916, plus reviews of the latest albums from Beyoncé, Brian Eno and Travis

    on Bank Holiday Monday.....a special to mark International Labour Day, celebrating the art, music, theatre and books created on the theme of work and labour in the company of arts journalist Sinead Gleeson, poet Dave Lordan, singer Barry Gleeson and author Lisa McInerney

    Arena Tuesday 19 August 2014



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


    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'


    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

    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


    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...

    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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