Arena Wednesday 18 February 2015

coming up on Friday's show....film reviews, "The Red Shoes" at the Gate and the latest albums from The Eskies, Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno and Robert Finley

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show

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Arts News

Arts News

with Alan Corr - a play being written about last year's cancelled Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park, music journalist from Canada disgruntled not to find U2 more celebrated in Dublin city, Variety reveal the contents of the consolation goodie bags for nominees who don't win an Oscar this weekend

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Theatre review: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Abbey

Theatre review: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Abbey

Sophie Gorman reviews the current production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Abbey Theatre

Full details:  www.abbeytheatre.ie

Stomp at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Stomp at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Evelyn O’Rourke chatted to the cast of Stomp as they prepare for their opening night at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Full details:  http://bordgaisenergytheatre.ie  

Cara O'Sullivan in "Faust"

Cara O'Sullivan in "Faust"

Cara O’Sullivan talks about her leading role as Margerita in Gounod’s “Faust” currently running at The Everyman Theatre, Cork

Full details:  www.everymancork.com 

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Book review: "Touch" by Claire North

Book review: "Touch" by Claire North

Rick O’Shea reviews “Touch” by Claire North, a science fiction novel set in Istanbul about a character called Kepler who survives by inhabiting other people’s bodies (published by Orbit Books)

Essay:  censorship and freedom

Essay: censorship and freedom

Lia Mills with an essay reflecting on censorship, creativity and freedom prompted by recently seeing the Iranian film "Manuscripts Don't Burn"

2015 Academy Awards

2015 Academy Awards

Joe Griffin previews the contenders in the running for this year's Academy Awards

Music Played on the Show

If I Had A Mountain

If I Had A Mountain

Ok Go

3:16

Faust - The Jewel Song

Faust - The Jewel Song

Cara O'Sullivan (Soprano)

3:48

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