Arena Thursday 19th November 2009

On Friday's Arena with Seán Rocks, a special programme celebrating the launch of the Dublin Book Festival,  featuring Roddy Doyle on his novel Love, Christine Dwyer Hickey on her Dublin One City One Book Tatty and Kevin Barry on his collection of short stories That Old Country Music. This event has been pre-recorded at MoLI and will be broadcast online from 7pm on RTÉ Culture or listen on RTÉ Radio 1.

Presented by Sean Rocks

Film Reviews

This week's new film releases are Twilight - New Moon the second film in the Twilight saga and Stephen Soderbergh's 'The Informant'.

Taragh Loughrey-Grant and Johnnie Craig review this week's new film releases with clips from both films.

Loves

A regular item where a figure from the world of arts or entertainment chooses something they 'love'.

Novellist Colum McCann chooses 'Ulysses' by James Joyce.

Theatre Review - Moment by Deirdre Kinahan

‘Moment’ by Deirdre Kinahan runs at The Project Arts Centre in Dublin until Saturday the 28th of November. (Website: www.projectartscentre.ie)

Padraig O’Morain reviews ‘Moment’ with Sean Rocks.

Loves

A regular item where a figure from the world of arts or entertainment chooses somthing they 'love'.

Turlough Gunawardhana of The Chapters chooses the Bach cello suites by Julian Lloyd-Webber. The Chapters play The Academy in Dublin on Friday November 20th.

Glengarry Glen Ross

“Glengarry Glen Ross”, produced by the Idir Mná theatre company opens next Tuesday 24th November in Dublin’s New Theatre and runs until the 28th.

Director Simon Hubbard and Yvonne Usher of Idir Mná talk to Sean Rocks about “Glengarry Glen Ross” which features an almost all-female cast.

Live Music - Ham Sandwich

Ham Sandwich are a quintet from Kells in County Meath. (Website: www.eathamsandwich.com)

Ham Sandwich perform 'Out of the Darkness' and 'Concrete' live in studio with interview by Sean Rocks.

What's On

A nightly look at what's on around the country in the worlds of arts and entertainment.

Reporter Richie Beirne with 'What's On'.

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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