Arena Thursday 25 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 Thursday 25th July 2013

Arena Thursday 25th July 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Tara Flynn and Brian Lloyd review this week's new film releases 'The Wolverine', 'Frances Ha' and 'Blackfish' with Seán Rocks.

Author & Academic James Shapiro

Author & Academic James Shapiro

James Shapiro on William Shakepeare's relationship with Ireland. James Shapiro's latest book is called '1599: A Year in the life of William Shakespeare' which is Published by Faber & Faber. James Shapiro will be in conversation with Fintan O'Toole at this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival on August 10th - www.kilkennyartsfestival.ie.

Tommy Tiernan

Tommy Tiernan

Tommy Tiernan, one of the acts at this weekend's Vodafone Comedy Festival at Dublin's Iveagh Gardens. Full details on www.vodafonecomedy.com.

Make a Move Hip Hop Festival

Make a Move Hip Hop Festival

Ciarán Ryan reports on the 2nd annual 'Make a Move Festival of Hip Hop and Urban Culture' in Limerick which takes place this weekend (www.makeamove.ie).

Crime Fiction Round-Up

Crime Fiction Round-Up

Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction books including 'Holy Orders' by Benjamin Black (Mantle), 'The Twelfth Apartment' by William Ryan (Mantle), 'Bad Monkey' by Carl Hiaasen (Sphere), 'The Kill Room' by Jeffrey Deaver (Hodder & Stoughton), 'The Ghost Riders of Ordebec' by Fred Vargas (Harvill Secker), 'Alex' by Pierre LeMaitre (MacLehose Press), 'The Frozen Dead' by Bernard Minier (Jean-Claude Izzo), 'The Red Road' by Denise Mina (Orion) and 'The Cuckoo's Calling' by Robert Galbraith AKA JK Rowling (Sphere).

Music Played on the Show

Whitener (Part 1)

Whitener (Part 1)

O Emperor

3:45

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