Arena Friday 23 August 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

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show, presented by Evelyn O'Rourke.

What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew is directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel and also starring Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgard - is based on the novel by Henry James and the location has been switched from England to New York Darryl Jones discusses

America's Mistress: Eartha Kitt

America's Mistress: Eartha Kitt

America's Mistress: Eartha Kitt - A new Biographary by John Williams is out on August 29th. Yvonne Nolan joins Evelyn O Rourke to discuss

The Paddies of Parnell Street

The Paddies of Parnell Street

The Paddies of Parnell St - Nigerian born playwright Bisi Adigun has been living and working in Ireland for seventeen years. His new play is The Paddies of Parnell Street and Bisi Adigun

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Album Reviews - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action from Franz Ferdinand, Foy Vance with Joy of Nothing and the self-titled album from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. John Meagher and Aoife Barry join Evelyn to discuss.

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