Arena Friday 5 July 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 5th July 2013

Arena Friday 5th July 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company - Purgatory

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company - Purgatory

'Purgatory' by WB Yeats will be performed at the top of Knocknarea in Sligo at 3pm on Saturday July 6th. The website is www.blueraincoat.com. Niall Henry, Artistic Director of Blue Raincoat Theatre Company joins Seán Rocks.

Neil Pearson - Noises Off

Neil Pearson - Noises Off

Actor Neil Pearson on his role in 'Noises Off' at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre from July 8th to July 13th. The website is www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie.

The Piper's Parlour Dublin

The Piper's Parlour Dublin

Evelyn O'Rourke reports on her visit to The Piper's Parlour at 15 Henrietta Street in Dublin. The exhibition is open daily for the summer months and more information can be found at www.pipers.ie.

Author Neil Gaiman

Author Neil Gaiman

Maura McHugh on the prequel to Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman' series - 'Sandman: Overture' will be Published in October 2013.

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Emer McLysaght and John Meagher review this week's new album releases 'The Weight of Your Love' from Editors and 'Cerulean Salt' from Waxahatchee.

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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