Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    Friday's show is a Culture Night special, with three hours of entertainment live from the heart of Dublin city centre - music, literature, poetry, drama.....tune in from 7pm - 10pm and join Sean Rocks and John Kelly as they bring you all the atmosphere from tonight's Culture Night celebrations from Temple Bar in Dublin

    Monday's programme will be a public interview with acclaimed author Martin Amis, recorded in front of a live audience at the recent  'Mountains to Sea' book festival

    Arena Wednesday 27 August 2014

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    Dublin Fringe: The Rest is Action

    “The Rest is Action” is the title of a new play in the (Tiger) Dublin Fringe which re-imagines the Oresteia,  a Greek tragedy by Aeschylus first performed over 2,500 years ago.  Director Jose Miguel Jimenez and actress Nyree Yergainharsian are in studio to discuss the play.

    It runs from the 4th of September at the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar, as part of the (Tiger) Dublin Fringe. More information on www.fringefest.com

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    Classic Read - Nightwood by Djuna Barnes

    Everyone has the book that they consider a classic...from ‘Bleak House’ to ‘Catch 22’ and everything in between.   These are books that speak across the generations and deserve a place on every book shelf.

    In the first of an occasional series, we’ve asked Yvonne Nolan to nominate her choice for a classic read.....

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    Live Music: Hilary Woods

    Hilary Woods is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Dublin who is about to release her new EP entitled ‘Night’.

    Hilary was in studio to play one of the songs from the EP called My Daughter, My Gold and to introduce another track ‘Flames’, the single from the upcoming EP.  ‘Night’, will be launched as part of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival on the 18th of September in Smock Alley Theatre. More information on www.fringefest.com

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    Welcome to Night Vale

    Strange hooded figures, a possibly demonic mayor, and a forbidden dog park. These are all part of the mysterious town of Night Vale which is at the centre of one of the United States’ top podcasts Welcome to Night Vale. It’s created by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor and is coming to Dublin in October. Jeffrey explains.

    Welcome to Night Vale is at the Olympia Theatre on the 16th of October and tickets are on sale now. You can find out more at commonplacebooks.com

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:16
      Title: Two Weeks (Clean Edit)
      Performer(s): Fka Twigs
      Performer(s): Fka Twigs
      Duration: 4:05
    • Title: My Daughter My Gold
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Hilary Woods
      Performer(s): Hilary Woods
      Album: Self Released
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: Flames
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Hilary Woods
      Performer(s): Hilary Woods
      Album: Self-Released
      Duration: 4:20

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