Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....the new festival "Deep Focus" celebrating the work of female film directors from around the world, Lisa Owens whose debut novel "Not Working" represents the generation not trying to have it all, they just want to make sense of it all and the latest albums from Drake, Cyndi Lauper and Gregory Porter

    coming up on Monday's programme....John P Kelly directs "Driving Miss Daisy" at the Gaiety Theatre, visual artist Deirdre O'Mahony collaborates with north Clare senior citizens for Bealtaine 2016, music from poet Karl Parkinson and Mark Haddon chats about his latest book, a collection of short stories "The Pier Falls"

    Arena Thursday 6 March 2014

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    Film Reviews

    The Stag, Grand Hotel Budapest and 300: Rise of and Empire - Simon Maher & Roisin O'Brien join Sean to discuss
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    The Poets' Wives

    The Poets' Wives is the ninth book by author David Park. Spanning different times and places, the book is a lyrical triptych of novellas about the widows of three famous poets- the first two historical, the third fictional. David joins Sean from the Belfast Studio to discuss
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    The Walshes

    'Father Ted' and 'The IT Crowd' have a new sibling. Creator Graham Linehan has teamed up with the Irish comedy troupe 'Diet of Worms' to create a new sitcom for the BBC and RTE, called 'The Walshes' Our reporter, Abie Philbin Bowman spoke to several members from Diet of Worms, and he joins me now in studio

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Crazy In Love
      Composer: B Knowles/R Harrison/S Carter/E Record
      Performer(s): Beyoncé
      Performer(s): Beyoncé
      Album: Dangerously In Love
      Duration: 4:13
    • Title: Weapons
      Composer: Hudson Taylor
      Performer(s): Hudson Taylor
      Performer(s): Hudson Taylor
      Duration: 2:53

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