Arena Wednesday 2 January 2019

on Friday's show....album reviews, "The Porpoise" author Mark Haddon and a love letter to Edinburgh, "Midsummer (a play with songs)" comes to the Project 

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show, presented tonight by Kay Sheehy

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"The Informer", a film by John Ford

"The Informer", a film by John Ford

Ruth Barton looks at the 1935 John Ford film "The Informer", which has been honoured by the US Library of Congress for its cultural significance

Essay:  the end of BBC review series "Film..."

Essay: the end of BBC review series "Film..."

Simon Maher with an essay about the end of the BBC One review series 'Film...' 

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Review:  "Evening In Paradise" by Lucia Berlin

Review: "Evening In Paradise" by Lucia Berlin

Yvonne Nolan reviews "Evening In Paradise" by Lucia Berlin, the second in a posthumous collection of short stories by the American author of A Manual For Cleaning Women (published by Picador)

A profile of the writer Colette

A profile of the writer Colette

Sophie Gorman with a profile of the French writer Colette, ahead of the release of a biopic of her life story starring Keira Knightley

"Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" at First Fortnight 2019

"Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" at First Fortnight 2019

Cathy Coughlan, curator of "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life", which explores how movement can help men deal with mental health issues; it is one of the events at this month's First Fortnight festival

Full details:   www.firstfortnight.ie 

Music Played on the Show

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Billy Taylor (Piano), Billy Taylor Trio

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