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.
Seamus Deane Tribute - Film reviews
Poet, novelist and critic Seamus Deane has died, he was 81. In his writing and in the formation of Field Day, Deane saw literature and the arts as a way of taking the power back from the discriminating regime that existed in Northern Ireland, Tony Roche, Geraldine Meaney, Eamonn McCann, Fintan O' Toole and Gerald Dawe remember Seamus Deane.
International Literature Festival of Dublin - André Aciman - Hanif Abdurraqib - Jhumpa Lahiri
An Arena special on the International Literature Festival of Dublin, 20th-30th May, Seán Rocks welcomes the acclaimed author of Call me by Your Name André Aciman, Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, Hanif Abdurraqib the prize-winning poet & acclaimed cultural critic, the authors discuss their latest book ahead of appearing at ilfdublin.com
Golden Globes - Where to begin Björk - HearSay HomeFires Festival - Mick Herron - Back to Barrytown
Donald Clarke on the Golden Globe controversy with criticism of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, producer Elaine Mai on where to begin with Björk’s music, Cristin Leach, hearsayhomefires.ie, an international festival celebrating the best of the audio arts , Declan Burke reviews Slough House, a new documentary Back to Barrytown on RTE One.
Arts News - The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra - The Underground Railroad
RTE’s Arts and Media Correspondent, Sinéad Crowley on museums, galleries and libraries opening, Jess Kavanagh previews the drama series adaptation of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad on Amazon Prime Video, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra LIVE series of concerts, conductor Peter Whelan, Na Cailleacha exhibition, Catherine Marshall.
Marianne Faithfull - Rachel Donohue - Album reviews
Marianne Faithfull's new album with Warren Ellis is inspired by her love of the Romantic poets, The Beauty of Impossible Things is Rachel Donohue's second novel, a young girl who has moved to a new town with her mother starts experiencing visions, album reviews with Kate Brennan Harding & Simon Maher - Rag 'n' Bone Man & Irish artist Fears.
Film reviews - Maria Doyle Kennedy - Whipping Boy
Roe McDermott & Justin MacGregor review films - Cowboy & End of Sentence, Fire on the Roof of Eden is the 11th album from Maria Doyle Kennedy & her husband Kieran Kennedy, mariadk.com , DJ & radio presenter, Dan Hegarty on the documentary - When we Were Young - on Whipping Boy's 1995 album, Heartworm, regarded as one of the greatest Irish albums.