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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.

Location:

Dublin, Ireland

Networks:

RTE Ireland

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@RTEArena

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 353 (0) 1 208 3111


Episodes

Stiff Records - Dave Robinson

2/20/2020
Dave Robinson, co-founder of the celebrated Stiff records label, home to the likes of Elvis Costello, the Pogues and The Damned talks to Seán Rocks. He will be back in Ireland next week where he will talk publicly about his extraordinary career.

Duration:00:19:05

Film reviews

2/20/2020
The latest film releases are reviewed. Michael Winterbottom's satire Greed starring Steve Coogan, comedy Like a Boss with Salma Hayek and documentary Midnight Family set in Mexico City.

Duration:00:23:21

Looking For America

2/19/2020
Where We Live festival, actress and playwright Janet Moran brings Looking For America to the stage – it's a true story documenting her partner Federico Julián Gonzales' past life. They join us in studio.

Duration:00:10:40

Studio 8 - Conor Guilfoyle Octet

2/19/2020
The Conor Guilfoyle Octet and their studio 8 session before their performance at The Sofa Sessions in Kilkenny city.

Duration:00:13:43

Korean Culture - Rebecca Chiyoko King-O' Riain

2/19/2020
The resounding success of the South Korean film Parasite at last week’s Oscar ceremony marked a watershed moment and the rising popularity of Korean culture.

Duration:00:09:53

An Unravelling - Elske Rahill

2/19/2020
Elske Rahill on her novel An Unravelling. An 80-something great-grandmothe is the wealthy widow of a famous artist and highly involved in helping her granddaughters bring up their own kids.

Duration:00:13:15

No Escape - Arlene Hunt

2/18/2020
No Escape is the eleventh and latest crime fiction novel from the prolific author Arlene Hunt. The story focuses on people trafficking and feuding crime families.

Duration:00:12:11

Kilmainham Gaol - Recycle, Repurpose, Reimagine

2/18/2020
Recycle, Repurpose, Reimagine is a Kilmainham Gaol exhibition. The collection of objects shows the inventiveness of prisoners, recycling mundane materials into iconic objects. Kay Sheehy reports.

Duration:00:11:02

Mother Tongues Festival - Camilla Griehsel

2/18/2020
The Mother Tongues Festival returns for its third year, spread over three days this weekend in Dublin. Singer Camilla Griehsel joins us ahead of her show Mamasongue.

Duration:00:16:54

Greed - Steve Coogan

2/18/2020
Greed is the latest film from director Michael Winterbottom starring Steve Coogan as Sir Richard ‘Greedy’ McCreadie – fashion tycoon. Alan Corr spoke to Steve Coogan.

Duration:00:12:13

Pine - Book review

2/17/2020
Set in a small village in the Scottish Highlands, Pine is the first novel from poet and editor Francine Toon. Siobhan Callaghan reviews.

Duration:00:08:26

TV preview - Hunters

2/17/2020
Al Pacino’s new Amazon series co produced by Jordan Peele is about renegade Nazi hunters set in 1977. Mary McGill previews the black comic thriller.

Duration:00:14:24

Ute Lemper - National Concert Hall

2/17/2020
German chanteuse Ute Lemper talks to Arena ahead of performing at the National Concert Hall on May 26.

Duration:00:19:55

Love Saves the Day and The Loft

2/14/2020
DJ Kelly Anne Byrne chats to Seán about pioneering DJ and founder of New York City’s early club culture, David Mancuso in the 70s.

Duration:00:10:29

Album reviews

2/14/2020
Nadine O'Regan and Cathal Funge the latest album releases from Justin Bierber, Green Day and Tame Impala.

Duration:00:25:53

Where we live event - Jenny Jennings

2/14/2020
THISISPOPBABY have announced the second edition of their Where We Live event, which runs at Dublin's Project Arts Centre from 11-21 March. Jenny Jennings is the director of one of those shows – an Australian play called Shit.

Duration:00:10:29

Tribute to Monica Frawley

2/14/2020
One of Ireland’s best known theatre designers, Monica Frawley, has died following a long illness. She was a deeply loved and respected member of the theatre community.

Duration:00:02:31

Gabriela Montero - National Concert Hall

2/13/2020
Venezuelan pianist, Gabriela Montero joins Seán in studio. This is ahead of performing with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall.

Duration:00:18:29

Actress by Anne Enright review

2/13/2020
Maev Kennedy reviews Anne Enright's seventh novel Actress.

Duration:00:13:08

Film reviews

2/13/2020
The latest films releases including Jihad Jane and Emma. Cara O'Doherty and Paul Whittington review.

Duration:00:15:38