Arena Tuesday 8 May 2018

on Tuesday's show....poet Simon Armitage, "Citysong" writer Dylan Coburn Gray and director Caitríona McLaughlin and Stephen Poliakoff's "Summer of Rockets" comes to tv

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Join us on Friday 24th May for "Books For Life", an afternoon at Liberty Hall Dublin as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin. Sean will be in conversation with acclaimed authors Naomi Wolf, Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Caroline Bergvall about the books and authors who have consoled, challenged or inspired them.  Book your tickets at www.ilfdublin.com

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Review:  "Painter To The King" by Amy Sacvkille

Review: "Painter To The King" by Amy Sacvkille

Mick O'Dea reviews "Painter To The King" by Amy Sackville, a work of fiction featuring Velázquez, the principal artist in the court of King Philip IV of Spain during the mid 17th century (published by Granta)

"Trust No One", a season of political thrillers at the IFI

"Trust No One", a season of political thrillers at the IFI

Harvey O'Brien previews the films that will be part of "Trust No One", a new season of classic political thrillers at the IFI

Full details:   https://ifi.ie/

Essay:  the influence of Brian Friel on one writer/farmer

Essay: the influence of Brian Friel on one writer/farmer

Writer/farmer John Connell with an essay reflecting on the influence of the writing of Brian Friel on his own life and writing

"Home", a film by Anita Groener and Enda Wyley for Bealtaine 2018

"Home", a film by Anita Groener and Enda Wyley for Bealtaine 2018

Anita Groener (artist) and Enda Wyley (poet) chat about their collaboration on the film "Home" for Bealtaine, the month-long festival celebrating arts and creativity in older age

Full details:   http://bealtaine.ie

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