Arena Thursday 17 October 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 Thursday 17th October 2013

Arena Thursday 17th October 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Arts News

Arts News

Sinead Mooney with tonight's Arts and Entertainment News.

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Sophie Gorman and Brian Lloyd review this week's new film releases Captain Phillips, Enough Said and Escape Plan.

Book Review - Elizabeth Gilbert

Book Review - Elizabeth Gilbert

Edel Coffey reviews 'The Signature of all Things' by Elizabeth Gilbert which is Published by Bloomsbury. Elizabeth Gilbert will read from the book on Wednesday 23rd October at Dublin's Liberty Hall Theatre as part of the Dublin Writer's Festival - www.dublinwritersfestival.com.

Author Val McDermid

Author Val McDermid

Author Val McDermid on her novel 'Cross and Burn' which is Published by Little Brown.

Live Music - Red Queen Contest

Live Music - Red Queen Contest

Live music from Navan band Red Queen Contest who perform 'Before It Gets Old' and 'Subtle Hand' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band release their debut album at Dublin's Academy on Friday October 18th & their website is www.redqueencontest.com.

Arena Thursday 17th October 2013 - Full Programme

Arts News with Sinead Mooney, Sophie Gorman and Brian Lloyd review the films Captain Phillips, Enough Said and Escape Plan, Edel Coffey reviews Elizabeth Gilbert's 'The Signature of all Things' Val McDermid on her book 'Cross and Burn' and live music from Red Queen Contest.

Music Played on the Show

Your Life Is A Lie

Your Life Is A Lie

Mgmt

2:20

Now Before It Gets Old

Now Before It Gets Old

Red Queen Contest

4:38

Subtle Hand

Subtle Hand

Red Queen Contest

4:27

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