Arena Thursday 28 August 2014

coming up on Friday's show.....films for review include the "The Magnificent Seven" protecting the underdog, a childhood friendship put in danger by irritating adults in "Little Men" and Irish troops battling mercenaries in the Congo during "The Siege of Jadotville" and the latest albums from David Bowie's back catalogue, Billy Bragg and Warpaint

Arena

Arena

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

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Up for review this evening are the graphic novel sequel Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For; Brendan Gleeson’s latest comedy The Grand Seduction  and Disneys' family sports movie Million Dollar Arm.

Arlene Hunt and Brian Lloyd have been to see them for Arena.

 

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Play: Brigit by Tom Murphy

Play: Brigit by Tom Murphy

This September, Tony-award winning actress Marie Mullen is set to reprise the role of Mommo in a new Tom Murphy play called 'Brigit' which is a prequel to his 1985 play 'Bailegangaire'.

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Harp: A River Cantata

Harp: A River Cantata

The Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin is the inspiration for a show by Ulysses Opera Theatre Company at this year’s Tiger Dublin Fringe. ‘Harp – a River Cantata’ is a large-scale outdoor production completely free to anyone who wants to join in on the Fringe opening weekend celebrations.

In studio to tell us more about it is Conor Hanratty, the director, and Tom Lane, the composer.

RAPE: Recovery Through Art, Drama and Education

RAPE: Recovery Through Art, Drama and Education

'Light Source' is the name of an exhibition of work in the medium of stained glass by the group RADE. Recovery through Art, Drama and Education is a project that works with people who are in recovery from addiction who use the arts as a means to help the process of recovery.

Rachel Breslin went to visit the exhibition in the Dublin City Council offices at Wood Quay here in Dublin and she’s here now to tell us a bit more about it...

Music Played on the Show

Take Me To Church

Take Me To Church

Sinéad O'Connor

3:12

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