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.
Film reviews - The United States vs Ulysses - Sherwood
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52:38Donald Clarke & Cara O Doherty give the low down on Jurassic Park: Dominion, Swan Song and Earwig - New work from playwright Colin Murphy & show Director Conall Morrisson, The United States v Ulysses - Declan Burke - Loosely inspired by events in real life, Sherwood is a new 6-part BBC crime drama, starring David Morrissey and Lesley Manville.
THISISPOPBABY – Party Scene - Paddy McAloon at 65 - Bob Fosse profile - Hugh Lane Gallery
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54:51Writer/Director Philly McMahon discusses Party Scene, from theatre company THISISPOPBABY - Paddy McAloon turns 65, Colm O’Callaghan takes a look at his work - David Bolger CoisCéim, This month, the IFI celebrates the work of director Bob Fosse with a retrospective of his films - 19th century French artist, Eva Gonzales exhibition.
Todd Stevens, Swan Song - Author Maylis Besserie - We Own This City - Poet Nithy Kasa
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54:21Swan Song is the latest feature from American writer/director Todd Stevens - Yell, Sam, If You Still Can, follows Samuel Beckett through his last months in 1989 - We Own This City, a crime series from the mind of David Simon, who brought us The Wire - Debut poetry collection, entitled Palm Wine Tapper and The Boy at Jericho?
Carlow Arts Festival - Norm MacDonald: Nothing Special - Album Review
53:17Carlow Arts Festival, 9th to 12th June, mix of Irish and international artists. - American comedian Norm Macdonald died last year, and his death came as a shock to almost everybody but him. This week Netflix released ‘Norm MacDonald: Nothing Special’ - Album Reviews: Angel Olsen Big Time, The Whileaways In All Honesty and Stars From Capelton Hill
Films: Men and Bergman Island - Bob Dylan Center - Everything I Know About Love
48:29We review horror film Men, with Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear, and Bergman Island, the story of a couple who goes on a creative retreat - The Bob Dylan Center has just opened in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with over 100,000 documents: manuscripts, photographs, tapes - Everything I Know About Love, a BBC series created by Dolly Alderton, based on her memoir.
Guests of the Nation - Bach's Goldberg Variations - Raised Among Vultures
50:33Set during the Irish War of Independence, Guests of the Nation is the story of two English soldiers held hostage by the Irish Republican Army - Irish pianist Peter Tuite will perform Bach's Goldberg Variations in Dublin Castle's Chapel Royal this Friday - Raised Among Vultures is Molly Twomey's debut poetry collection.
The poetry of Seamus Heaney in Irish - Dubliners - The Midwich Cuckoos
50:03Actor Stephen Rea and musician Neil Martin come together again to perform the work of Seamus Heaney in Irish - Corn Exchange Theatre Company are producing Joyce's Dubliners as part of Bloomsday Festival 2022 - The Midwich Cuckoos is set in a sleepy commuter town where, following a blackout, every woman of child-bearing age falls pregnant.
Maria Stuarda - The Trial of Lotta Rae - Obi-Wan Kenobi
47:41A clash of queens, one Catholic and Scottish, and one Protestant and English, is the subject of the INO's new production Maria Stuarda -The Trial of Lotta Rae, by Siobhan MacGowan, is a rape trial set in London at the beginning of the 20th century - Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+, starring Ewan McGregor.
Films + Ray Liotta RIP - Rufous Nightjar at Tradition Now - Author Sandra Newman The Men
53:36Ray Liotta tribute and movie reviews, Top Gun: Maverick, Between Two Worlds and The animated TV series Bob’s Burgers. Rufous Nightjar at Tradition Now in the National Concert Hall. Sandra Newman’s latest novel,?The Men.