Arena Tuesday 21 May 2019

on Friday's show....we're celebrating Culture Night, with a round-up of what's on around the country from 7pm-8pm and then over to the big Culture Night concert live at Collins Barracks

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Arena

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"Citysong", a play by Dylan Coburn Gray at the Abbey Theatre

"Citysong", a play by Dylan Coburn Gray at the Abbey Theatre

Dylan Coburn Gray and Caitriona McLaughlin chat about their play "Citysong", his love letter to Dublin which unfolds over the course of a single day in the capital through the eyes of one family; it opens at the Abbey Theatre this week

Full details:  www.abbeytheatre.ie

Loves:  the relationship between John Addington Symonds and Walt Whitman

Loves: the relationship between John Addington Symonds and Walt Whitman

Naomi Wolf explains why she Loves the relationship between the English poet/critic John Addington Symonds and American poet Walt Whitman (covered in her latest book "Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love"

"Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic" by Simon Armitage

"Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic" by Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage, recently-appointed the UK Poet Laureate and whose latest collection "Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic" was commissioned for non-literary spaces

TV preview:  "Summer of Rockets" on BBC2

TV preview: "Summer of Rockets" on BBC2

Eithne Shortall and Gerry Stembridge preview "Summer of Rockets", a new tv series by Stephen Poliakoff which is set in 1957 during the Cold War in Britain; it starts on BBC2 tomorrow night

Music Played on the Show

Father Mountain

Father Mountain

Calexico & Iron And Wine

2:54

Spice Up Your Life

Spice Up Your Life

Spice Girls

3:06

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