Arena Tuesday 19 January 2021

On Thursday's Arena with Seán Rocks, poet Moya Cannon's anthology Collected Poems celebrating six collections and new poetry, film reviews with John Maguire and Aingeala Flannery and Kate Brennan Harding revisits Fugees The Score album at 25.   

Arena

Arena

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Sex and the City

Sex and the City

The original series of Sex and the City first aired in Ireland in 1999. The new chapter is called "And Just Like That." without Kim Cattrall. Jenn Gannon discusses the show. Since the announcement of the reboot there has been much discussion on whether the shows problematic past - especially its lack of diversity - will make it irrelevant today.

Brian Bilston

Brian Bilston

Brian Bilston is a poet and author. In his new poetry collection, 'Alexa, what is there to know about love?', he explores affairs of the heart in all kinds of scenarios, from the internet era all the way back to the ancient Greeks, and indeed to cavemen! Known as the Banksy of poetry, humour is the hallmark of his work.

Where to begin - Elmer Bernstein

Where to begin - Elmer Bernstein

Elmer Bernstein was one of the true greats of cinematic composition. With over 150 original movie scores to his name, along with 14 Oscar nominations, his music remains as fresh and vibrant today. The Magnificent Seven to Ghostbusters and Cape Fear. Joe Csibi, general manager of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra recommends where to begin with Bernstein.

Music Played on the Show

Sex And The City Main Theme

Sex And The City Main Theme

Douglas Cuomo

0:39

My Tennessee Mountain Home

My Tennessee Mountain Home

Dolly Parton

3:04

The Great Escape Main Title

The Great Escape Main Title

Bernstein, Elmer

2:20

Love Spoken

Love Spoken

My Left Foot Soundtrack

1:30

Max

Max

Elmer Bernstein

1:00

Magnificent 7

Magnificent 7

Elmer Bernstein

1:00

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