Arts news

Wednesday 23rd September

Dublin Theatre Festival

Artistic director Willie White discusses the latest level 3 restrictions in place. Last week, we devoted our show to the 2020 Dublin Theatre Festival, talking to writers and directors including ...

Tuesday 30th June

Carl Reiner appreciation

The death of the writer, comedian, actor and film director Carl Reiner was announced. He created the Dick Van Dyke show, and directed in the hit comedy films The Jerk, ...

Monday 29th June

Galleries Reopen

"All across the country galleries and museums are opening up", Kay Sheehy reported from the National Gallery in Merrion Square and the National Library speaking to director Sandra Collins and ...

Friday 19th June

Lenny Abrahamson

This morning the Expert Advisory Group set up by the Arts Council to advise on the arts in a post Covid world published its report. It's called Survive Adapt Renew ...

Monday 15th June

Wexford Opera Festival

Wexford Festival Opera today announced that it has taken the difficult decision to reschedule the previously announced artistic programme to October 2021. An online Festival, 'Waiting for Shakespeare... The Festival ...

Friday 12th June

Walter Scott Prize Winner Christine Dwyer Hickey

The winner of this year's Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is Christine Dwyer-Hickey for her novel The Narrow Land, described by the judges as "a quiet tour-de-force placing art ...

Wednesday 13th May

Laureate na nÓg

Áine Ní Ghlinn was announced as the new Laureate na nÓg today. Áine is an Irish language children's writer and regular Arena contributor.

Wednesday 6th May

Florian Schneider Tribute

Gavin Friday pays tribute to Florian Schneider, the electronic music pioneer and co-founder of Kraftwerk.

Monday 27th April

Eavan Boland Tribute

Arena pays tribute to the renowned Irish poet Eavan Boland. Friends and colleagues of the legendary poet join Seán Rocks in paying tribute to one of the foremost voices in ...

Thursday 16th April

Tribute to Brian Dennehy

Producer Pat Moylan pays tribute to the legendary actor Brian Dennehy on the sad news of his passing today.

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