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Sean Rocks takes a look at what's on in the world of arts and popular culture. Listen live weeknights on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7-8pm, and listen to individual items at rte.ie/arena.

Sean Rocks takes a look at what's on in the world of arts and popular culture. Listen live weeknights on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7-8pm, and listen to individual items at rte.ie/arena.

Location:

Dublin, Ireland

Networks:

RTE Ireland

Description:

Sean Rocks takes a look at what's on in the world of arts and popular culture. Listen live weeknights on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7-8pm, and listen to individual items at rte.ie/arena.

Twitter:

@RTEArena

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 353 (0) 1 208 3111


Episodes

Lisa Lambe on her new album Juniper, feature length documentary picks, multi-instrumentalist Barry Kerr & 2020 winner Liam O'Flynn Award

4/3/2020
Lisa Lambe is one of Ireland's most recognised & in-demand performers she chats to Seán on the release of her new album 'Juniper', the best feature length documentaries available on digital platforms chosen by Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair & Chris Wasser, music & chat with multi-instrumentalist Barry Kerr, winner of the Liam O' Flynn Award for 2020.

Duration:00:44:27

Lynda La Plante author interview, Nick Cave's new book, Alan McMonagle on his latest novel

4/2/2020
"I had no real conception of what I'd done". Author Lynda La Plante's phenomenal success continues with 'Buried' a new crime thriller from the 'Prime Suspect' creator, Nick Cave 'Stranger Than Kindness' offers a rare glimpse of the performer through photos & sketches & 'Laura Cassidy's Walk of Fame' Alan McMonagle on his new novel.

Duration:00:48:28

Comedian Alison Spittle's comedy heroes, 50 years of Ozzy & Black Sabbath, 'The Hungry and the Fat' by Timur Vermes satire novel reviewed

4/1/2020
Comedian Alison Spittle's comedy heroes, 50 years of Ozzy & Black Sabbath, 'The Hungry and the Fat' by Timur Vermes satire novel reviewed.

Duration:00:49:07

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3/30/2020
The latest album releases from Childish Gambino, Dua Lipa, Margaret Glaspy and Sufjan Stevens are reviewed. Adrian Duncan author of 'A Sabbatical in Leipzig' discusses his second novel...James Shapiro the acclaimed author of 'Shakespeare in a Divided America' and several books on Shakespeare.

Duration:00:48:58

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3/27/2020
The latest film reviews with Cara O’Doherty & Donald Clarke - Vivarium, The Perfect Candidate & our contributors online recommendations, Colum McCann's latest book 'Apeirogon' has received much praise. Peter Murphy reviews & 'Artemis Fowl' & 'Highfire' author Eoin Colfer explains why he loves The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Duration:00:49:56

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3/26/2020
Sara Baume, visual artist & writer reveals the inspiration behind 'Handiwork' her new work of non-fiction, the Chester Beatty (library) in Dublin, Director Fionnuala Croke, music & chat with Andrew Hendy of the Mary Wallopers, also Darryl Jones on the rules of the Gothic in literature & art.

Duration:00:45:35

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3/25/2020
A review of 'The Mandalorian' a new Star Wars story streaming on Disney+, online Creative Writing classes with writer Dave Lordan, Which Hollywood stars may have inspired the characters in Anne Enright's new novel 'Actress'? and Glenn Patterson discusses his latest novel 'Where are we now?'

Duration:00:52:44

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3/24/2020
Cathy Sweeney on her debut short story collection 'Modern Times' "hugely entertaining", a review of 'Uncorked' a Netflix film release & lighthearted drama, virtual technology & touring the great art galleries of the world visiting works by some of the most celebrated artists - Michelangelo, da Vinci, Caravaggio.

Duration:00:47:12

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3/23/2020
“Harry Potter for grown-ups” a review of Hilary Mantel’s final part in the Tudor trilogy – The Mirror and The Light, Maser's Dublin gallery Atelier Maser hosts a new exhibition Assemble, The Lonsdale Project on the work of pioneering scientist Kathleen Lonsdale & the RTÉ Herstory series on Ninette de Valois founder of the Royal Ballet.

Duration:00:51:51

Album reviews, Anakana Schofield on 'Bina' and more

3/10/2020
Anakana Schofield on her latest novel 'Bina', BAFTA winner Kevin Toolis on 'Wonders of the Wake' and traditional keening, also album reviews - mercury nominated Anna Calvi's 'Hunted', Cornershop, 'England Is a Garden' and Mandy Moore's, 'Silver Landings'.

Duration:00:45:19

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3/6/2020
Arena Ireland's no. 1 podcast on culture. Our New Girl from Irish writer Nancy Harris. Helen Meany reviews the startling psychological drama on at the Gate. Film reviews - Pixar animation, Onward, True History of the Kelly Gang, The Pieces I Am documentary and Military Wives. Irish novelist Arlene Hunt tells us why she loves the film Moonstruck.

Duration:00:50:25

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3/5/2020
Arena Ireland's no. 1 podcast on culture! Music, the arts, books, TV and film, Lyra sings live, previewing the Choice Music Awards, Hothouse a play from Dylan Coburn with a unique take on climate breakdown and order! John Bercow's political memoir reviewed.

Duration:00:44:10

Violet Gibson - Dublin International Film Festival

3/3/2020
Violet Gibson will be screened on Friday 6th March at the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin as part of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival. Barrie Dowdall and Siobhan Lynam discuss their docudram based on the woman who shot Mussolini.

Duration:00:12:57

Zonal - Don Paterson

3/3/2020
Poet Don Paterson on his new book, Zonal. “Almost all the poems take their imaginative cue from the first season of the Twilight Zone.”

Duration:00:11:20

The Tudors

3/3/2020
We ask what have The Tudors ever done for us? As we count the days to The Mirror And The Light by author Hilary Mantel - Anne Chambers, Chris Wasser and Gerry Stembridge discuss.

Duration:00:25:40

The Mystery of Love: Constance and Oscar, A Novel

3/2/2020
Constance Wilde, wife to Oscar, gets to tell her side of the story in Andrew Meehan’s new novel, Yvonne Nolan reviews The Mystery of Love: Constance and Oscar, A Novel.

Duration:00:10:40

The Trip - Preview

3/2/2020
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return as their fictional alter-egos. Lia Murphy previews the fourth TV series of The Trip.

Duration:00:09:55

RTÉ Short Story Competition

3/2/2020
The RTÉ Short Story Competition is now open. One of this year's judges, Madeleine Keane of the Sunday Independent joins us in studio and from our Galway studio last year's winner, Stephen O'Reilly.

Duration:00:11:34

Lethal Dialect

3/2/2020
Paul Alwright also known as Lethal Dialect on his new album LD50 Part 3. The Dublin rapper performs at the Button Factory on Friday, March 13.

Duration:00:12:26

Real Life - Adeline Dieudonné

2/27/2020
Real Life is the debut bestselling novel by Adeline Dieudonné. The award-winning Belgian author talks to Arena about the English publication of Real Life.

Duration:00:12:27