Arena Wednesday 20 August 2014

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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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

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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