Arena Thursday 29 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.

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

One Direction: This is Us directed by Morgan Spurlock; The Way Way Back from the same directors as Little Miss Sunshine and Juno (Nat Faxon and Jim Rash); and You're Next, an American horror film directed by Adam Wingard.

The X-Factor

The X-Factor

Radio essay about X Factor written by Alan Corr.

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Break

Break

Building on the award winning-success of "I Heart Alice Heart I" and "Eternal Rising of the Sun", playwright Amy Conroy has written a new play about a staff-room of embattled Teachers. "Break" opens next week, as part of this year's Dublin Fringe Festival.

Saucy Sundays

Saucy Sundays

Saucy Sundays takes place in The Grand Social on Liffey St, just off the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin every Sunday night from 5.00 til 11.00 p.m. 8 bands or musicians are given a 30 minute slot to showcase their original material and it's free in.

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