Arena Thursday 21 May 2020

On Friday's Arena with Seán Rocks, Kate Brennan Harding & Brian Boyd review new music from Paul Weller, Nadine Shah & Khruangbin ,The Stinging Fly, celebrates its 60th edition, amongst the writers are novelist Louise Nealon & short story writer Wendy Erskine And Galway Film Fleadh, Breaking Ice director Jason Branagan talks about his documentary which tells the story of the first Irish bobsleigh team to go to the Olympics. 

Arena

Arena

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Film reviews

Film reviews

Sarah Taaffe Maguire and Stephen Boyd review films for streaming. The County is an Icelandic tale of rural decline, the Irish documentary When Women Won tells the story of the Together for Yes campaign, we look at Mark Cousin's documentary on female filmmaking, Women Make Film and The Lovebirds.

Crime round-up

Crime round-up

No matter what is going on in the world, it's safe to say that crime fiction is one genre that never loses its appeal. Declan Burke has been reading new crime novels from Terry Brankin Has a Gun by Malachi O'Doherty, A Famished Heart by Nicola White to The Cutting Place by Jane Casey.

Where do I begin with Stanley Kubrick?

Where do I begin with Stanley Kubrick?

Stanley Kubrick is next in our series, "Where Do I Begin With?" Michael Pope discusses one of the most influential directors of all time. Paths of Glory was celebrated for its commentary on society and humanity. While with 2001: A Space Odyssey, he effectively reinvented the science fiction genre.

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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