Arena Friday 17 May 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 Friday 17th May 2013

Arena Friday 17th May 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Author Patrick McGrath

Author Patrick McGrath

Author Patrick McGrath on his novel 'Constance' in which the Constance of the title believes her life was ruined because her father hated her. The Publishers are Bloomsbury.

Hay Festival 2013

Hay Festival 2013

The Hay/Kells festival is inviting every book club in the country to read Jeannette Winterson's memoir 'Why be happy when you can be normal' and come to Kells on Saturday 29 June at 3.30 to talk to the author about it - www.hayfestival.org/kells for full details.

Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan reads his story 'IKEA' from his 'First Book Of Frags'. Dave's own website is www.davelordan.com.

Arts and Activism

Arts and Activism

The Project Arts Centre in Dublin Abie Philbin-Bowman recently ran a seminar called 'Arts & Activism in times of Austerity'. Abie Philbin-Bowman reports. For the full video featured in Abie's report go to www.notourdebt.ie.

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher review this week's new album releases 'Random Access Memories' from Daft Punk, 'Trouble Will Find Me' from The National & 'Momentum' from Jamie Cullum with Seán Rocks.

Music Played on the Show

Heart Of Mine

Heart Of Mine

Blake Mills Featuring Danielle Haim

5:42

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