Arena Wednesday 5 October 2016

coming up on Thursday's show...new Irish writing from Granta, the winner of the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize (in association with The Moth magazine) and film reviews

 

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show

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Colm Quinn, director of "Mattress Men"

Colm Quinn, director of "Mattress Men"

 Colm Quinn, director of new Irish documentary "Mattress Men" which follows the fortunes of Dublin mattress salesman Michael Flynn and his friend Paul Kelly who created the persona of Mattress Mick in the wake of the recession to help market his products 

Arts News

Arts News

with Alan Corr - the highest-paid US television stars revealed, Benedict Cumberbatch criticises “obsessive deluded” fans, songwriter Rod Temperton dies    

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Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds, author of "Shock And Awe - Glam Rock And Its Legacy, From The 70's to the 21st Century" 

"Illuminate" by Kerrie O’Brien

"Illuminate" by Kerrie O’Brien

Writer and poet Kerrie O’Brien chats about "Illuminate", her debut poetry collection dealing with love, loss, art and death   

The Contempo Quartet

The Contempo Quartet

The RTE Contempo Quartet perform live and explain what audiences can expect to hear in their upcoming tour called The Bartok Project

 

Music Played on the Show

Hot Love

Hot Love

T Rex

4:52

Ballroom Blitz

Ballroom Blitz

The Sweet

3:00

Starman

Starman

David Bowie

4:26

Still Ill

Still Ill

The Smiths

3:20

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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