Arena Wednesday 4 November 2015

coming up on Friday's show....we review the range of music released for Christmas, from Irish and international artists and some interesting offerings from celebrities

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show

Arts News

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - shortlist announced for Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, Eoin Colfer hired to write a new Iron Man novel and Kenneth Branagh to direct film of Artemis Fowl, Ian Fleming letter reveals his attitude to Bond girl Pussy Galore

"High Dive" by Jonathan Lee

"High Dive" by Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee, author of “High Dive”, a fictionalised account of the IRA bombing of the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton in 1984 (published by William Heinemann)

The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock in session

The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock in session

Allen Tighe and Enda Bates of the band The Spook Of The 13th Lock explains the idea behind "Lockout", their large scale composition for guitar orchestra inspired by the 1913 Dublin Lockout

Official website:  http://thirteenthlock.net 

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

"Through A Glass Darkly", directed by Annie Ryan

"Through A Glass Darkly", directed by Annie Ryan

Annie Ryan of The Corn Exchange theatre company chats about directing the stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s “Through A Glass Darkly”, at the Project Arts Centre

Further details:  http://projectartscentre.ie   

Review:  "I'll Never Write My Memoirs" by Grace Jones

Review: "I'll Never Write My Memoirs" by Grace Jones

Róisín Dwyer reviews “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs”, the autobiography by Grace Jones and Paul Morley (published by Simon & Schuster)

Music Played on the Show

The Trams Are Stopped, From 2nd Movement Of Lockout

The Trams Are Stopped, From 2nd Movement Of Lockout

The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock

4:10

Mighty Wave/Suffrage, From 4th Movement Of Lockout

Mighty Wave/Suffrage, From 4th Movement Of Lockout

The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock

4:40

Pull Up To The Bumper

Pull Up To The Bumper

Grace Jones

4:54

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