Arena Monday 28 September 2015

coming up on Friday's show.... Declan Kiberd discusses his new book, "After Ireland", which is a survey of post-war Irish literature, and Alan Corr and Lauren Murphy review "Flicker" from Niall Horan; "Glasshouse" from Jessie Ware and "The Endless Shimmering" from And So I Watch You From Afar

 

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show, presented tonight by Jim Lockhart

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Review:  "The Blue Guitar" by John Banville

Review: "The Blue Guitar" by John Banville

Sinead Gleeson reviews “The Blue Guitar” by John Banville, the story of an artist named Oliver who stops making art and instead attempts to be a writer (published by Viking)

"Injection" graphic novels by Declan Shalvey

"Injection" graphic novels by Declan Shalvey

Declan Shalvey, artist/illustrator chats about the first instalment in his planned series of graphic novels “Injection” (published by Image Comics)

Further details:  https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/injection-1 

Review: "Chekhov's First Play" at Dublin Theatre Festival 2015

Review: "Chekhov's First Play" at Dublin Theatre Festival 2015

Sophie Gorman reviews “Chekhov’s First Play” produced by Dead Centre for the Dublin Theatre Festival

Full details:  www.dublintheatrefestival.com   

“About Sisterland” by Martina Devlin

“About Sisterland” by Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin, author of “About Sisterland”, set in a future world ruled by women but where women and men are kept separate. Women lead highly controlled lives while men are subordinate – used for labour and breeding (published by Ward River Press)

Arts News

Arts News

with Alan Corr - new Bond movie "Spectre" sets a record for writing-off cars, Noel Gallagher and Hozier team up for breast cancer charity single, director William Friedkin condemns re-make of his 1973 horror film The Exorcist

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S.O.B.

S.O.B.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

4:04

Feel You

Feel You

Julia Holter

4:05

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