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    coming up on Friday's show....Kay Sheehy's run-down of the shortlist for the International Dublin Literary Award continues with "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson, Marina Carr and Rachel West, judges for this year's PJ O'Connor Award for Radio Drama, the newly-appointed Ireland Professor of Poetry 2016 and the latest albums from Beth Orton, Robert Glasper reinterpreting Miles Davis and Catfish & The Bottlemen

    Arena Thursday 28 August 2014



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


    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.



    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'.


    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

    '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

    • 19:26
      Title: Take Me To Church
      Composer: Sinead O'Connor
      Performer(s): Sinéad O'Connor
      Performer(s): Sinéad O'Connor
      Album: I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss (Deluxe Version)
      Duration: 3:12

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