Arena Wednesday 12 July 2017

coming up on Tuesday's show....artists respond to the permanent collection Limerick City Gallery of Art, the 20th anniversary of James Cameron's "Titanic", the Haughey/Gregory years inspire a new play by Colin Murphy and how the written world shaped civilisation with author Martin Puchner

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"Jaha's Promise", a film by Patrick Farrelly and Kate O'Callaghan

"Jaha's Promise", a film by Patrick Farrelly and Kate O'Callaghan

Film-makers Patrick Farrelly and Kate O’Callaghan talks about their documentary "Jaha’s Promise", about a young woman who underwent female genital mutilation as a baby and now leads a movement that results in the practice being banned in her native Gambia; it is showing as part of the Galway Film Fleadh

Further details:   www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

Scripts, Ireland's Playwriting Festival in Birr Co Offaly

Scripts, Ireland's Playwriting Festival in Birr Co Offaly

Lorcan Clancy went to Birr, Co Offaly to find out more about Scripts, Ireland's Playwriting Festival which takes place there this weekend

Full details:   www.scriptsireland.com 

Review:   "The Late Show" by Michael Connelly

Review: "The Late Show" by Michael Connelly

Declan Burke reviews "The Late Show", the first in a new series of crime thrillers by Michael Connelly featuring the Los Angeles police detective Renée Ballard (published by Orion Books)

"The Party" by Elizabeth Day

"The Party" by Elizabeth Day

Elizabeth Day reads an extract from her latest novel "The Party" (published by Fourth Estate)

Sun Collective in session

Sun Collective in session

Chat with Caimin Gilmore, leader of the 8-piece classical jazz band Sun Collective about all the members working on individual projects; their first album is "Sun Collective"

Official website:   www.facebook.com/suncollectiveensemble

Music Played on the Show

Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell

Dublin Gospel Choir

4:03

Joy

Joy

Sun Collective

4:25

Ogham Scars

Ogham Scars

Sun Collective

3:05

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