Arena Tuesday 8 April 2014

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

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Alan Corr - for the first time ever Glyndebourne Opera Company bring Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ to Dublin in December, Coldplay will not be doing any publicity for their new album ‘Ghost Stories’, broadcasters Michael Buerk criticises female tv presenters and newsreaders who complain about age discrimination    

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Author interview

Author interview

Eleanor Catton, whose second novel "The Luminaries" won the Man Booker Prize last year.  It is published by Granta 

Director interview

Director interview

Gareth Evans, Welsh-born film director on his sequel "The Raid 2" and actor Iko Uwais who plays the character of Rama

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Comic Con

Comic Con

Maura McHugh previews what to expect at the MCM Ireland Comic Con sci-fi convention which takes place in the RDS this weekend

More information at www.mcmcomiccon.com  

Artist interview

Artist interview

the Indian artist Sheela Gowda whose career is the subject of a 20-year retrospective at IMMA

www.imma.ie

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Music Played on the Show

Busy Earnin'

Busy Earnin'

Jungle

3:13

Temple

Temple

Kings Of Leon

4:25

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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