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Sean Rocks takes a look at what's on in the world of arts and entertainment - featuring guests and items from the worlds of movies, television, music and literature.

Sean Rocks takes a look at what's on in the world of arts and entertainment - featuring guests and items from the worlds of movies, television, music and literature.
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Dublin, Ireland

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RTE Ireland

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Sean Rocks takes a look at what's on in the world of arts and entertainment - featuring guests and items from the worlds of movies, television, music and literature.

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@RTEArena

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 353 (0) 1 208 3111


Episodes

Film Reviews

12/5/2019
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The latest film releases, Ordinary Love, Motherless Brooklyn and The Last Rite. Stephen Boyd and Gemma Creagh review.

Duration:00:19:46

Violinist Ellinor D'Melon and Jamie Martín

12/5/2019
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Rising young violin talent, Ellinor D'Melon performs in studio. Ellinor performs at the National Concert Hall on Friday alongside Jamie Martín, Chief Conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Both join Seán for a chat ahead of the concert.

Duration:00:17:34

Anne Enright - inaugural laureate for Irish Fiction

12/5/2019
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Anne Enright, the inaugural laureate for Irish Fiction joins us. The acclaimed writer discusses her latest publication, No Authority, Writings from the Laureateship.

Duration:00:15:01

Owen Dwyer - Number Games

12/4/2019
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Number Games is the Irish author's Owen Dwyer third novel. The acclaimed short-story writer discusses his latest work. An imagined dystopian world.

Duration:00:10:56

Correspondences Anthology

12/4/2019
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Correspondences is an anthology of writings with the purpose of calling for an end to direct provision. Contributors, Rehan Ali and Marwa Zamir who have or are currently living in Direct Provision in Ireland share their powerful writing with Seán. Jessica Traynor and Claire Hennesey are in studio.

Duration:00:24:23

Dark Beauty: Hidden Detail in Harry Clarke’s Stained Glass

12/4/2019
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Author Lucy Costigan and photographer, Michael Cullen join Seán. Dark Beauty, Hidden Detail in Harry Clarke's Stained Glass, the follow up to their acclaimed 2010 book which amassed over 60,000 images. The duo discuss the inspiration behind their latest publication.

Duration:00:12:09

Collapsing Horse

12/3/2019
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The award winning Collapsing Horse theatre company, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings comes to the Abbey's Peacock Stage. This follows a sell out run at the Fringe Festival. Founding member, Dan Colley and performer Genevieve Hulme-Beaman join Seán.

Duration:00:09:39

Stillicide

12/3/2019
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Cynan Jones discusses his latest novel Stillicide. First broadcast as a radio series on BBC Radio 4, Stillicide has just been published as the award-winning Cynan Jones’ seventh novel.

Duration:00:12:36

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

12/3/2019
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Kevin Kavanagh's discusses his current exhibition. Silver celebrates a diverse range of artists work including Mick O'Dea. He discusses 25 years of the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery with Seán.

Duration:00:11:26

Ordinary Love

12/3/2019
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'Ordinary Love' directed by Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn is their latest feature film. Based on a true life story the drama co-stars Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville. The screenplay is writtern by Owen McCafferty.

Duration:00:13:48

Vyvienne Long Live Music

12/2/2019
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Vyvienne Long performs live in studio. 'A Lifetime of High Fives' is Vyvienne's latest album.

Duration:00:12:24

Tom McIntyre Tribute

12/2/2019
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Family, friends and colleagues celebrated the acclaimed poet, playwright Tom MacIntyre. Arena went to the Ramor Theatre, this past Saturday meeting many including Tommy Tiernan.

Duration:00:22:16

Helen Behan - Elizabeth is Missing

12/2/2019
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Helen Behan stars alongside Glenda Jackson in an adaptation of the best selling novel, Elizabeth is Missing. The feature length drama airs this Sunday on BBC One.

Duration:00:16:32

Album Reviews

11/29/2019
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Aoife Barry and Eamon Sweeney review the latest album releases. Robbie Williams,The Christmas Present, Jack Peñate, After You and Pete Tong's, Chilled Classics.

Duration:00:17:16

Ghost Wall - Sarah Moss

11/29/2019
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Sarah Moss joins Seán to discuss what it is like to be an English writer in Brexit times. Ghost Wall is her latest novel.

Duration:00:10:39

Seamus Heaney Documentary

11/29/2019
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Seamus Heaney And The Music of what Happens a documentary celebrating his life and poetry. Seamus's eldest son Mick discusses the feature length documentary with Seán and shares memories of his father.

Duration:00:21:17

Composer Ed Bennett - "West Coast Sci-Fi Blues Trance"

11/28/2019
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Composer Ed Bennett's, "West Coast Sci-Fi Blues Trance" was inspired by an unusual news story in November, 2018. Three pilots reported UFO sightings off the coast of Kerry.

Duration:00:08:28

Abbey Theatre review - Drama at Inish

11/28/2019
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Helen Meany reviews The Abbey Theatre production of "Drama at Inish", Lennox Robinson’s 1933 farce.

Duration:00:11:47

Film Reviews

11/28/2019
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Hilary White and Ruth Barton with the latest film releases including Charlie's Angels, Knives Out and Two Popes.

Duration:00:24:40

Studio 8 Session: Fidelio Trio

11/27/2019
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Live music from Fidelio Trio

Duration:00:13:13