Arena Monday 22 July 2013

coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades

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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 Monday 22nd July 2013

Arena Monday 22nd July 2013

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Book Review

Book Review

Evelyn O'Rourke and Laurence Mackin review 'Perfect' by Rachel Joyce. The Publishers are Transworld.

Burton and Taylor

Burton and Taylor

Tony Tracy on the TV programme 'Burton and Taylor' starring Helena Bonham-Carter and Dominic West which is on BBC4 at 9pm.

Stephen James Smith

Stephen James Smith

Poet and MC Stephen James Smith reads his poem 'Prozac Positivity'. Stephen performs at the Knockanstockan Festival in County Wicklow on Saturday July 27th and the Tread Softly Festival in Sligo on Sunday July 28th. His website is www.stephenjamessmith.com.

Festival of Curiosity

Festival of Curiosity

Audrey Donohue on the Dublin's Festival of Curiosity which deals with the themes of exploration and discovery. The website is www.festivalofcuriosity.ie.

Classic Movie - The Private Life of Henry VIII

Classic Movie - The Private Life of Henry VIII

Ruth Barton discusses this week's Classic Movie 'The Private Life of Henry VIII' from 1933 starring Charles Laughton with Seán Rocks. The film can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-OVnZuEXhM.

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