Arena Thursday 4 March 2021

On Thursday's Arena with Seán Rocks, Jenn Gannon previews Shadow and Bone, film reviews with Tara Brady and Darryl Jones And Adrian Duncan discusses his new book 'Midfield Dynamo'.

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Francis Lee

Francis Lee

Withdrawn lonely souls are at the centre of Francis Lee's two feature films. Ammonite tells the story of the real-life 19th century palaeontologist, Mary Anning starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. The film will be screened as part of the Virgin Media International Film Festival tonight.

Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys

Seoda: Celtic Connections will be streamed on March 16th, at 8pm for St Patrick's Festival. Gruff Rhys, of Super Furry Animals will be one of the performers. Further details at stpatricksfestival.ie

Film reviews

Film reviews

Michael Pope and Cara O' Doherty review films. Poly Styrene: I am a Cliché is a documentary about the difficult life of front woman of punk band X Ray Specs, also My Donkey, My Lover & I, where a teacher embarks on a long journey with a donkey to find her secret lover in the countryside and Amy Poehler stars in Moxie.

Salena Godden

Salena Godden

The London poet Salena Godden re-imagines death as an elderly, overworked black woman who appears in the flat of a writer in her debut novel Mrs Death Misses Death. Canongate

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Niwl R Anwired

Gruff Rhys

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