Arena Tuesday 29 January 2013

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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Would you like to be in the audience for our special Christmas programme on Tuesday the 20th of December at 6.30pm? The Army No. 1 Band will be joined by soprano Mairead Buicke and members of the New Dublin Voices Choir for some lovely seasonal music.  To apply for tickets to this recording just email by Monday 19th December with your full name, address and number of tickets required to arena@rte.ie 

Arena Wednesday 29th January 2013

Arena Wednesday 29th January 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Singer Aimee Mann

Singer Aimee Mann

Singer Aimee Mann joins Seán Rocks. Aimee Mann plays Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Thursday 31st January - www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie.

Georges Melies - A Trip To The Moon

Georges Melies - A Trip To The Moon

One of the most important films ever made - now one hundred and 11 years ago, is 'A Trip To The Moon' by Georges Melies. It is 16 minutes long and was made only six years after the birth of film. John Byrne on Georges Melies 'A Trip to the Moon' which is available now on DVD.

Theatre - Scorpion

Theatre - Scorpion

Report by Audrey Donohue on a new play 'Scorpion'. Written by John McDwyer and Presented by the BeezKneez Theatre Company, the play follows three Property Sales Managers while they wait to meet their company's new director. The websites for further information are www.roscommonartscentre.ie and wwwbackstage.ie.

Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

Veronica Dunne on the final of the Seventh Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition which will take place at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Thursday January 31st with report by Evelyn O'Rourke.

Poetry - Elaine Feeney

Poetry - Elaine Feeney

Elaine Feeney performs 'The Polish Have Caused a Crash' from the Poetry CD 'Cinderella Backwards'. The CD can be bought online at www.poetrygirls.com.

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