Arena With Seán Rocks

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    coming up on Friday's show....Kay Sheehy's run-down of the shortlist for the International Dublin Literary Award continues with "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson, Marina Carr and Rachel West, judges for this year's PJ O'Connor Award for Radio Drama, the newly-appointed Ireland Professor of Poetry 2016 and the latest albums from Beth Orton, Robert Glasper reinterpreting Miles Davis and Catfish & The Bottlemen

    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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