Arena Wednesday 26 April 2017

On Thursday's Arena with Seán Rocks: This week's film reviews including "Last and First Men", "Broken Law" and "Make Up". Mary McGill review's "A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom" the latest publication from John Boyne, one of Ireland's most prolific and popular novelists and Kit de Waal joins Sean to talk about "Supporting Cast", her collection of short stories.

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Arts News - Jonathan Demme RIP

Arts News - Jonathan Demme RIP

Brian Reddin remembers the career of film director Jonathan Demme who died today

"Lady Macbeth", a film by William Oldroyd

"Lady Macbeth", a film by William Oldroyd

Film director William Oldroyd and lead actress Florence Pugh chat about their current film "Lady Macbeth", about a young woman trapped in a loveless, arranged marriage in England in the 19th century

Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill in session

Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill in session

Traditional Irish folk singers Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill talk about where they source their material; they are performing as part of the upcoming Drogheda Arts Festival

Festival details:   http://droghedaartsfestival.ie/

Essay:   Flann O'Brien

Essay: Flann O'Brien

Actor/writer Val O’Donnell with an essay about his admiration for the satirical and experimental work of Flann O’Brien

Show details:   http://smockalley.com

"This Is Not Architecture", an exhibition at the Highlanes Gallery Drogheda

"This Is Not Architecture", an exhibition at the Highlanes Gallery Drogheda

Elaine Hoey, one of the artists showing in the "This Is Not Architecture" exhibition at the Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda, in which various artists have created work in response to the built environment

Further details:   www.highlanes.ie 

(image shown:  "Overgrowth" by Maggie Madden)

Preview:  "Casting JonBenet" on Netflix

Preview: "Casting JonBenet" on Netflix

Abie Philbin Bowman previews the Netflix documentary "Casting JonBenet" and explains the background to the tragic story of the child beauty pageant queen

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The Boys Of Barr Na Sráide

The Boys Of Barr Na Sráide

Maighread And Triona Ni Dhomhnaill

5:04

Liostáil Mé Le Sáirsint

Liostáil Mé Le Sáirsint

Maighread And Triona Ni Dhomhnaill

2:22

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