Eamon Sweeney and Lauren Murphy review new albums for Arena. Chicago rock band Smashing Pumpkins are back with Cyr a 20-song album. And How Beauty Holds the Hand of Sorrow is the second album from Norwegian singer and songwriter, Ane Brun, in the last two months.
Justin MacGregor and Ruth Barton review films for Arena. 'Patrick' is the story of a missing hammer at a Belgain nudity camp and in Possessor, Andrea Riseborough plays a body-swapping assassin directed by Brandon Cronenburg.
Stephen Sexton joins Seán Rocks on Arena. Having just been announced as the Rooney Prize Winner. The prestigious prize is awarded annually for an outstanding body of work by an emerging young Irish writer. Stephen Sexton is the poet and author of 'If All the World and Love were Young'.