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    on Wednesday's show....Lisa O'Neill in session, Kay Sheehy's reviews of novels on the IMPAC shortlist continue with "Department of Speculation" by Jenny Offill, the fictitious music hall star Kitty Kelly tells the story of 1916 in the travelling art exhibition "Here We Are, At The Risk Of Our Lives" and film-maker Johnny Gogan honours one of our great essayist and Ireland's George Orwell, "Hubert Butler: Witness To The Future"

    Arena Thursday 24 October 2013


    Arena Thursday 24th October 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.


    Arts News

    Alan Corr of RTE Ten with tonight's Arts & Entertainment News.


    Bram Stoker Festival

    Author Darren Shan and Film Historian Robert J.E. Simpson on this weekend's Bram Stoker Festival full event details on


    Loves - Jack McGouran

    The GuinnessJazz Festival takes place in Cork this weekend - Artistic Director Jack McGouran on one of his 'Loves' - the Swedish jazz trio EST. The website for further information is


    Morrissey Autobiography

    Dr. Eoin Devereaux on 'Autobiography' by Morrissey which is published by Penguin Classics


    Edmar Castaneda

    Evelyn O'Rourke with Columbian Harpist Edmar Castaneda who is currently on a music network tour of Ireland - for tour dates.


    Film Reviews

    Yvonne Nolan and Simon Maher review this week's new film releases Ender's Game, Bad Grandpa and Closed Circuit with Seán Rocks.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:23
      Title: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
      Performer(s): The Smiths
      Performer(s): The Smiths
      Album: The Sound of the Smiths (Deluxe Edition) [Remastered]
      Duration: 4:15
    • 19:50
      Title: Night Dries Like Ink
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Little Bear
      Performer(s): Little Bear
      Album: Night Dries Like Ink - Single, Smalltown America, Not Available
      Duration: 3:54

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