Irish podcast exploring what's happening in the world of arts, culture and entertainment. Listen live every weeknight on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7-8pm. Listen to individual clips at rte.ie/arena. Presented by Sean Rocks.
Murder at the Cottage - The Saviour - Joni Mitchell's Blue
Philip Boucher-Hayes looks at Jim Sheridan's Murder at the Cottage, about the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Helen Meany reviews the play The Saviour, starring Marie Mullen and Brian Gleeson. We also mark the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell's album Blue, with Rachel Breslin.
Film Reviews - CoisCéim Dance Theatre - Tradition Now at NCH
Justin McGregor and Roe McDermott are on the line for this week's film reviews. David Bolger of CoisCéim Dance Theatre discusses "In The Magic Hour" and Lucie Azconaga and Consuelo Breschi of Varo chat about this years Tradition Now at the NCH.
The Reason I Jump - Mespil In The Dark - Together - The Great Mistake
Director Jerry Rothwell talks to Sean about his new film "The Reason I Jump", Eugene O Brien and Gavin Quinn discuss their latest project "Mespil In The Dark", Mary McGill is reviews the film "Together" and Jonathan Lee to talk about his latest novel "The Great Mistake".
Guests of The Nation - Black Alley Podcast - Album Reviews
Pat Kiernan, Mel Mercier and Kevin Barry talk about what we can expect from Corcadorca's adaptation of "Guests of the Nation" . Sean talks to the cast of Black Alley podcast and Louise Bruton and Simon Maher were in studio to review this week's albums.
Arts update - Film reviews - Keith Ridgway - National Gallery
Sinead Crowley, RTÉ's Arts and Media correspondent, reports from the first live concert in over a year, film reviews with Aingeala Flanner & John Maguire, the award-winning author Keith Ridgway on 'A Shock' his latest novel, Art historian Jessica Fahy brings us to the 'Glamour and Governance' exhibition at the National Gallery.
A City and a Garden - Bád Shiobhán - Carlow Arts Festival - RTÉ National Symphony Live
acityandagarden.ie short stories by writers like Lisa McInerney, narrated by actor Hilary Rose, choreographer Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín & her father Pádraig, built a West Kerry Naomhóg, corkmidsummer.com Bád Shiobhán, CEO Jo Mangan on Woman in the Machine, carlowartsfestival.com , RTÉ NSO Live with the focus on composers Jane O' Leary & Gráinne Mulvey