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    Hairy Jaysus

    Hairy Jaysus

    Drama on One this Sunday features the  radio version of Donal O Kelly’s play about the life and death of Francis Sheehy-Skeffington -  ‘pacifist, socialist, feminist, atheist’. Frank Sheehy-Skeffington, the pint-sized livewire dubbed Hairy Jaysus by his friend James Joyce, along with his wife Hanna relentlessly challenged the societal paralysis Joyce fled. A campaigner for Votes for Women and against recruitment for The Great War, he was jailed for sedition in 1915 and went on hunger-and-thirst strike until released. He was summarily executed in Portobello Barracks Dublin during the Easter Rising of 1916, having been arrested while trying to stop the looting. ...
    Arena Thursday 28 November 2013

    Arena Thursday 28 November 2013

    On Monday's Programme DBC Pierre on his latest book 'Petit Mal'. We have live music from The Palestrina Choir while this week's Classic Movie is 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' starring Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey. The book 'New Planet Cabaret' was launched on Friday November 22nd at The Gutter Bookshop on Cow's Lane in Dublin. The book is the result of Arena's on-air Creative Writing Course which ran from December 2012 to June 2013. The Publishers are New Island Books and the Editor is Dave Lordan, who also co-ordinated the course. All proceeds from the sale of New ...


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