Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Wednesday's show....Lisa O'Neill in session, Kay Sheehy's reviews of novels on the IMPAC shortlist continue with "Department of Speculation" by Jenny Offill, the fictitious music hall star Kitty Kelly tells the story of 1916 in the travelling art exhibition "Here We Are, At The Risk Of Our Lives" and film-maker Johnny Gogan honours one of our great essayist and Ireland's George Orwell, "Hubert Butler: Witness To The Future"

    Arena Monday 4 February 2013

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    Arena Monday 4th February 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Live Music - Martha Wainwright

    Martha Wainwright performs 'Can you believe it?' and 'Everything Wrong' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks - www.marthawainwright.com

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    Book Review - Peter Murphy

    Declan Burke reviews 'Shall we gather at the River' by Peter Murphy with Seán Rocks. The book tells the story of an evangelical DJ broadcasting his beliefs to small town Ireland. The Publishers are Faber.

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    Theatre - Focal Point

    Evelyn O'Rourke reports on 'Focal Point' - a new play by Manchán Magan at Dublin's Project Arts Centre. Directed by Mikel Murfi, the play sets out to explore the issues surrounding the Irish Language in the English speaking Ireland of today - www.projectartscentre.ie.

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    Theatre Review - Bedroom Farce

    Sophie Gorman reviews 'Bedroom Farce' by Alan Ayckbourn which is running at Dublin's Gate Theatre - www.gatetheatre.ie.

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    Classic Movie - Bad Day at Black Rock

    Tony Tracy discusses tonight's Classic Movie 'Bad Day at Black Rock' with Seán Rocks. The film is a western starring Spencer Tracy. Made in 1955, and shot in the searing heat of the Sierra Nevada, it was directed by John Sturges. However, it is no ordinary Western but actually a deeply political film in support of a liberal America.

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