Arena Wednesday 4 September 2013

on Friday's show....the 80th anniversary of the Daphne du Maurier novel "Rebecca", Adrian Dunbar directs "The Wasteland", in association with the TS Eliot Foundation and the latest albums from The Stunning, The Fratellis and The Decemberists

on bank holiday Monday's show....the weather has long been a topic of fascination for Irish people, particularly recently when the 'beast from the east' hit our shores, and on today's show we take a look at how extreme weather takes a central role in literature, music and film



Daily arts and popular culture show.

Richard Curtis Films reviewed by Joe Griffin

British film director Richard Curtis's new film About Love staring Domhnall Gleeson is out this week. Curtis is the man who has populated our screens with the posh, the love-lorn and the bumbling. Joe Griffin joins me now with a look at the life and incredible career of Richard Curtis.

Biographies - Simon Maher

Biographies and autobiographies are staples of the best seller list. We asked Simon Maher to give us his pick of the ones to look out for....and perhaps give us an insight into why we love reading about other people's lives.

Down with Jazz - Nigel Mooney

Down with Jazz performed by Nigel Mooney with Jonny Taylor on piano and Nigel Mooney will play the 'Down With Jazz' Festival in Dublin's Temple Bar Meeting House Square, this weekend.

"13" - Dublin Fringe Festival

13 interconnecting performances, building incrementally over 13 days, in a variety of venues around the capital, all commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 1913 lockout.


Niamh O'Malley

Music Played on the Show

Lost Generation (Clean Radio Edit)

Lost Generation (Clean Radio Edit)

Rizzle Kicks




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