Arena Wednesday 13 February 2013

coming up on Monday's show....a review of the Man Booker shortlisted "The Sellout" by Paul Beatty, Karl Hyde, Underworld frontman and one of the speakers at this year's Metropolis music industry festival, the origins of the Marvel character Dr Strange and the John O'Connor Writing School & Literary Arts Festival in Armagh

Arena Wednesday 13th February 2013

Arena Wednesday 13th February 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Theatre Review - King Lear

Theatre Review - King Lear

Sophie Gorman reviews 'King Lear' with Seán Rocks. The play runs at Dublin's Abbey Theatre until March 23rd - for full details.

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Tony Tracy on his highlights from the documentary strand at this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival -

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God - 15th February - Light House - 6pm

West of Memphis - 22nd February - Cineworld - 6pm

Blood Rising - closing gala film - Sunday 24th February - Savoy - 7:30pm

The Gatekeepers (Droh Moreh) - Sunday 17th of February - Light House - 6.10pm

Natan - Friday 15th February - IFI - 6.10pm

Beware Mr Baker - February 23rd - Cineworld - 6:20pm

Far Out Isn’t Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story - February 18th - Light House - 6:15pm

Pablo - Tuesday February 19th - Light House - 6.05pm

The Frames: In the Deep Shade Sunday 17th February - 7.35pm – Cineworld

Get the Picture - Sunday February 17th - Lighthouse - 6.15pm

The End Of The Counter- Shown as part of the IFB Shorts – Wednesday the 20th of February - Lighthouse - 6.10pm

The Summit Sunday February the 24th - 2.30pm - The Savoy

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology - Sunday the 17th of February - 2.45 - Light House cinema



Sunday 17 Feb / 12.30pm / Filmbase 3

Documentary makers and exhibitors discuss the best ways to kick start a film career through documentary.


Thur 14 Feb / Light House 3 / 2pm Hosted by Donald Taylor-Black

12 Points Festival

12 Points Festival

Evelyn O'Rourke reports on the 12 Points Music Festival which runs until Saturday 16th February. More details can be found at

Theatre - Noteworthy

Theatre - Noteworthy

A new play looks at the aftermath of suicide on two sisters. 'Noteworthy' is running from February 18th to March 2nd at 1pm at the Theatre Upstairs at Lanigan's pub on Eden Quay in Dublin. Tickets 10 Euro with light lunch. For tickets call 085 7727375 or email Writer Roisin Coyle and Director Janet Moran join Seán Rocks.

Basil Blackshaw at 80

Basil Blackshaw at 80

Declan Long on 'Basil Blackshaw at 80', a retrospective of the artist's career which is currently on show at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin -




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