201 Mortal Engines, Tenancy, Ren Hang, Martin Jenkinson2018-12-11 21:50:00
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202 Tamara Lawrance, The 1975's Matty Healy, Meet Vermeer2018-12-10 19:56:00
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203 Springsteen on Broadway, Disfigured Villains, Beautiful Books for Christmas2018-12-07 20:09:00
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204 Jimmy McGovern, Tania Bruguera, Arts and insomnia2018-12-06 20:01:00
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205 Maggi Hambling, Ellie Kendrick, Beastie Boys2018-12-05 20:02:00
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206 An Elephant Sitting Still, Chinese film industry, David Szalay, Unesco and Reggae2018-12-04 20:07:00
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207 Robert Redford's Career, Fiction within Fiction, Poet Fred D'Aguiar2018-12-03 20:01:00
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208 Strictly's Shirley Ballas, Young Composer Sarah Jenkins, National Theatres of Scotland and Wales2018-11-30 20:05:00
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209 Mowgli, American poet Dana Gioia, Art on prescription2018-11-29 20:05:00
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210 Disobedience, Rachel Maclean, Julián Fuks, Diversity Backstage2018-11-28 19:59:00
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211 Sports Book of the Year, Jim Carrey in Kidding, Astral Weeks at 502018-11-27 19:59:00
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212 Jamie Dornan, Bernardo Bertolucci remembered, Joseph Hillier2018-11-26 20:01:00
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213 Mrs Wilson, Vegan Art, Akwaeke Emezi2018-11-23 19:57:00
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214 2018 Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters, Costa Book Awards shortlist announced, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum2018-11-22 20:00:00
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215 The arts and artificial intelligence2018-11-21 20:44:00
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216 Kurt Russell on playing Santa, Poet Ruth Fainlight, Damien Hirst's Qatar sculptures2018-11-20 20:07:00
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217 Marianne Faithfull, I'm a Celebrity without Ant, Kirsty Latoya2018-11-19 20:05:00
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218 Jane Fonda2018-11-16 20:06:00
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219 Golden Age of Irish Prose - North and South of the Border, Hepworth Sculpture Prize Winner2018-11-15 19:57:00
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220 Arts Education in schools - a Front Row debate from Leicester2018-11-14 20:47:00
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Arts Education in schools - a Front Row debate from Leicester

Arts education has become the focus of a great deal of passion and concern recently, since the core, knowledge-based subjects took precedence over the creative subjects when the EBacc was introduced in England by the then Education Minister Michael Gove, announced in 2010. With the arts not being a requirement in the GCSE syllabus for the English Baccalaureate (the EBacc), leaders in the arts and the lucrative creative industries have been very vocal in their criticism of government policy. Stig Abell chairs a discussion on the subject from a state secondary school - Soar Valley College in Leicester - with leading figures in arts and education. On the panel are: Bob and Roberta Smith, contemporary artist and education advocate Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (the ISM) Trina Haldar, graduate in chemistry and engineering, and director and founder of Leicester-based Mashi Theatre Branwen Jeffreys, BBC’s Education Editor Mark Lehain, founder (and former headteacher) of one of the first secondary Free Schools. He also leads the Parents and Teachers for Excellence campaign Julie Robinson, headteacher of Soar Valley College in Leicester Carl Ward, Chief Exec of the City Learning Trust, a partnership of schools teaching a combined total of 6000 pupils in Stoke-on-Trent Presenter: Stig Abell Producers: Jerome Weatherald and Edwina Pitman…read more