Arena Thursday 21 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

Film Reviews

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

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

Heartbreak House

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 Essay

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

Songs from a Carpark

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.

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Hi-Five

Hi-Five

Angel Olsen

3:12

Ykk

Ykk

We Cut Corners

2:34

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