Arena Wednesday 6 December 2017

on Friday's show....Jackie Fox and Simon Maher review "44/876" from Sting and Shaggy; "Treasures from the Temple" from Thievery Corporation; and "Primal Heart" from Kimbra; interview with author Lionel Shriver about her new book, "Property: A Collection"; and Alan Corr reflects on his early vinyl-buying ahead of Record Store Day.

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"We Wore The Blanket", a calendar by Laurence McKeown

"We Wore The Blanket", a calendar by Laurence McKeown

Laurence McKeown, playwright and former H-Block prisoner explains how his personal experiences of the Troubles in Northern Ireland informed "We Wore The Blanket", a calendar he created inspired by a genuine blanket from the IRA protests in Long Kesh

Review:  "A Maigret Christmas and Other Stories" by Georges Simenon

Review: "A Maigret Christmas and Other Stories" by Georges Simenon

Declan Burke reviews "A Maigret Christmas and Other Stories" by Georges Simenon, a trio of short novellas by the Belgian crime writer (published by Penguin Classics)

 

 

"In Another World: Van Morrison & Belfast" by Gerald Dawe

"In Another World: Van Morrison & Belfast" by Gerald Dawe

Gerald Dawe, author of "In Another World: Van Morrison & Belfast", a book mapping the places in Belfast that inspired Van's music (published by Merrion Press)

"Coast-Lines" at IMMA

"Coast-Lines" at IMMA

Kay Sheehy visited the "Coast-Lines" exhibition at IMMA, the first in a series of rolling exhibitions marking developments in the art world as told through the Gallery's collection

Full details:  www.imma.ie

(image shown: "Tabernacle" by Dorothy Cross, 2013)

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Baby Please Don't Go

Baby Please Don't Go

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