Arena Wednesday 20 August 2014

coming up on Friday's show....suggestions for Christmas gifts for the culture-lover in your life, actor Stephen Brennan and director David Blake Knox talk Beckett, Godot and the documentary "The Waiting Game" and the latest albums from The Rolling Stones, John Legend and The Weeknd

coming up on Monday's show....exploring the links between writing and music, a review of “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence and the movement of people, history and communication across continents all explored in Emily Jacir's “Europa” exhibition at IMMA 

Arena

Arena

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

Book Review: The Dog

Book Review: The Dog

Cork born writer Joseph O'Neill came to prominence with the 2008 novel 'Netherland' which was long-listed for the Man Booker prize. His follow-up novel, 'The Dog' has also made this year's longlist... Sinéad Gleeson has read it for us

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Phil Lynott

Phil Lynott

Today would have been Phil Lynott's 65th birthday and Róisín Dwyer is in studio to remind us about his life and career.

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Dr Who - 8th Series Begins this Saturday

Dr Who - 8th Series Begins this Saturday

Dr Who, the television series, returns to screens this Saturday night with Peter Capaldi taking on the role of the legendary time traveller. Dedicated Whovian Rick O'Shea is in studio.

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Peter Fallon reads his poem "First Born"

Peter Fallon reads his poem "First Born"

First Born is a poem from Peter Fallon's new collection called Strong My Love which is published by the Gallery Press

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Leaders of Men

Leaders of Men

Leaders of Men are a five-piece rock band from Tallaght in Dublin whose second EP 'Alexander House' has just been released by Universal. They play "At Ease" and "A Message to my Friends"

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Music Played on the Show

Dancing In The Moonlight

Dancing In The Moonlight

Thin Lizzy

3:35

Whiskey In The Jar

Whiskey In The Jar

Thin Lizzy

3:56

Sarah

Sarah

Thin Lizzy

3:35

At Ease

At Ease

Leaders Of Men

3:22

A Message To My Friends

A Message To My Friends

Leaders Of Men

2:30

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