Arena Friday 22 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: 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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