Arena Friday 22 August 2014

coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore

coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session

 

Arena

Arena

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

Book Review: Acceptance by Jan VanderMeer

Book Review: Acceptance by Jan VanderMeer

Award-winning author Jeff VanderMeer is highly regarded in the field of fantasy writing and he has just published the third book in his latest trilogy, known as the Southern Reach trilogy. The book is called Acceptance and Jeff is here to discuss it with me now...

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Angels in the Park

Angels in the Park

‘Angels in the Park’ is the name for four ten-minute plays that have been devised for park settings and will be performed in Merrion Square this Sunday. Two of the playwrights whose work will feature are Peter Sheridan and Catherine Barry who are in studio.

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Poetry: Nightfeed

Poetry: Nightfeed

Kevin Graham reads his poem "Nightfeed". You can read more of Kevin’s work in the current issue of The Stinging Fly.

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Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Alan Corr and Angela Dorgan review: Hunto from Basement Jaxx, Royal Blood from Royal Blood and Tied to a Star from J. Mascis

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Music Played on the Show

Rip Her To Shreds

Rip Her To Shreds

Blondie

3:18

Never Say Never

Never Say Never

Basement Jaxx

3:49

Every Morning

Every Morning

J Mascis

1:14

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