Arena Thursday 22 October 2020

On Tuesday's Arena with Seán Rocks, Mia Colleran reviews Gabriel Byrne's new memoir 'Walking with Ghosts', Patrick Freyne on the life and work of comic book writer Alan Moore and Sophie Gorman on The Golden Age of British Short Stories.'

Arena

Arena

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Felispeaks

Felispeaks

Felispeaks is a Nigerian-Irish Poet, Performer, Playwright from Longford. She is a well known name in the spoken word scene. Her powerful words have managed to resonate with audiences at Electric Picnic, The National Concert Hall, The Abbey and she will be part of Waterford's Imagine Arts Festival this weekend.

Joan Baez

Joan Baez

Author Elizabeth Thompson discusses her new book on Joan Baez 'The Last Leaf'. The iconic, singer-songwriter and civil rights activist, turns 80 next January and will forever be associated with the 1960s folk revival. She played her farewell tour last year - 60 years after her famous debut as an unknown at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival.

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

John Maguire and Aingeala Flannery review new films for Arena. Ben Wheatley brings us his sumptuous version of Rebecca, Sofia Coppolla is back with the actor she calls her muse Bill Murray in a film called On The Rocks and Francois Ozon brings us the coming of age tale, Summer of 85.

Dublin Literary Award 2020

Dublin Literary Award 2020

We had the chair of the International Dublin Literary award, Chris Morash in with us last week going through the 10 shortlisted titles for this year's award. Anna Burns, author of Milkman has won the award of €100,000. The prize is the world's largest. This is of course to add to her 2018 Man Booker Prize.

Music Played on the Show

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Joan Baez

3:55

Forever Young

Forever Young

Joan Baez

3:35

We Shall Overcome (Live)

We Shall Overcome (Live)

Joan Baez (Vocal)

0:45

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