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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

Troubled Film Productions

2/25/2020
Film critic Chris Wasser takes a look at what happens when a film runs into trouble behind the scenes.

Duration:00:16:24

Cartoon Saloon - Dorg Van Dango

2/25/2020
Dorg Van Dango is a new animated series from the Oscar nominated Cartoon Saloon. Series Director Fabian Erlinghauser chats to Arena about the new series which airs from March 2nd on RTÉ2.

Duration:00:12:26

Ennis Book Club Festival - Mia Gallagher

2/25/2020
The Ennis Book Club Festival takes place in Ennis, Co Clare, March 6-8. While commissioning writer, Mia Gallaher, to curate an exhibition of artworks from the collection of the Arts Council and to write a short story inspired by these.

Duration:00:10:54

Dublin International Film Festival - Vivarium

2/25/2020
Lorcan Finnegan's Vivarium will open the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival. Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots star in this sci-fi suspense thriller.

Duration:00:11:40

New Music Dublin - Claire Chase & Nick Roth

2/24/2020
New Music Dublin, celebrates contemporary music running from February 27 - March 1. Diatribe Records co-founder, Nick Roth and American flutist, Claire Chase are in studio.

Duration:00:11:05

The Quarry - Ben Halls

2/24/2020
The Quarry is Ben Halls debut collection of short stories. It is set in a fictional London housing estate where the characters face challenges of addiction and deprivation. Declan Burke reviews.

Duration:00:08:52

New York Our Time - Vivienne Dick

2/24/2020
Irish filmmaker and artist Vivienne Dick on New York Our Time a personal documentary that contrasts the concerns of present day with the bohemian wildness of ’70s New York.

Duration:00:14:35

RHA Exhibition - Folly and Diction

2/24/2020
Artist Alan Phelan on his exhibition in the RHA, Folly and Diction. It brings the story of John Joly to life recreating the photographic process he invented.

Duration:00:08:21

New Music Dublin

2/24/2020
New Music Dublin, celebrates contemporary music running from February 27 - March 1. Diatribe Records co-founder, Nick Roth and American flutist, Claire Chase are in studio.

Duration:00:11:05

Album reviews

2/21/2020
New albums from Grimes, Miss Anthropocene, Ozzy Osbourne. Ordinary Man and Kid Kruel, Man Alive. Louise Bruton and Eamon Sweeney review.

Duration:00:38:39

Musician of the Year - Harper Laoise Kelly

2/21/2020
Harper Laoise Kelly joins Arena ahead of receiving Musician of the Year title at the annual Gradam Ceoil TG4 awards.

Duration:00:14:54

Dublin International Film Festival - Street Leagues

2/21/2020
Director Daniel Holmes and goalkeeper Philip Doyle talk to Seán. .Street Leagues follows Irish Homeless Street Leagues as they conquer homelessness and addiction through the power of sport on their way to the Homeless World Cup featuring Colin Farrell,

Duration:00:14:41

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