Arena Friday 22 March 2013

coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore

coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session

 

Arena Friday March 22nd 2013

Arena Friday March 22nd 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Aiden Grennelle - 'David Bowie Is'

Aiden Grennelle - 'David Bowie Is'

Irish graphic designer Aiden Grennelle on his screen print which is included in a retrospective of the life and work of David Bowie 'David Bowie Is'. The exhibition opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London this weekend. The website is www.vam.ac.uk.

Short Stories - '30 Under 30'

Short Stories - '30 Under 30'

Drug-taking, attempted suicide and burning down playgrounds - all activities which feature in '30 Under 30' - a collection of short stories by young Irish writers. Writers Ferdia Lennon & Elizabeth M Reapy join Seán Rocks. The collection is available as an e-book, and from Wordlegs, priced €12.

Tomb Raider - Lara Croft

Tomb Raider - Lara Croft

Joe Griffin discusses the latest Tomb Raider video game featuring a younger, more vulnerable Lara Croft. The game is available for XBox, Playstation 3 and PC.

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Sinéad Gleeson and Simon Maher review this week's new album releases 'Delta Machine' from Depeche Mode, 'Comedown Machine' from The Strokes & 'Old Socks' from Eric Clapton with Seán Rocks.

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