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 Thursday 21 August 2014



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

    Film Reviews

    Three films up for review this week by Diane Negra and Susan Maher: The Romantic Comedy 'What If', Disaster Movie 'Into the Storm' and Luc Besson's latest thriller 'Lucy'.

    Ensemble Eriu

    Ensemble Eriu, a septet of musicians who originated in Co.Clare, join Evelyn in studio.

    Heartbreak House

    The George Bernard Shaw play, 'Heartbreak House' opened at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin last night. Set on the eve of World War I, it explores the vagaries of British society on the cusp of monumental change. Sophie Gorman joins us now with her review.

    Sonya Kelly Essay

    Sonya Kelly is an actor and writer, and her essay this week is 'Bread'.

    Songs from a Carpark

    'Songs from a Car Park' is the name of a drive-in dance piece which takes place on a rooftop car park as part of this year's Tiger Dublin Fringe. The choreographer of the piece is Jessica Kennedy and she conceived it along with the filmmaker John McIlduff.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:23
      Title: Hi-Five
      Performer(s): Angel Olsen
      Performer(s): Angel Olsen
      Album: Burn Your Fire For No Witness
      Duration: 3:12
    • 19:51
      Title: Ykk
      Performer(s): We Cut Corners
      Performer(s): We Cut Corners
      Album: Think Nothing (Deluxe Version)
      Duration: 2:34

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