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223 The Cutty Sark as Sculpture, Regina King and an Elegy for an Eyesore2019-02-04 20:03:00
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225 Leonardo da Vinci, Green Book, Sian Edwards, New Music Curriculum2019-01-31 20:40:00
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Leonardo da Vinci, Green Book, Sian Edwards, New Music Curriculum

Painter, sculptor, architect and engineer- Leonardo da Vinci is regarded as one of the greatest artists of all time. To mark the 500th anniversary of his death, 144 of his drawings from the Royal Collection are to be exhibited in 12 galleries and museums nationwide. Senior curator Natasha Howes, and Mark Roughley, medical illustrator and Art in Science lecturer at Liverpool School of Art and Design discuss the Renaissance master's anatomical work on show at Manchester Art Gallery. Green Book - a film about an Italian-American bouncer turned chauffeur for an African-American concert pianist, driving through the Deep South in Jim Crow America, arrives in the UK garlanded with awards and Oscar and Bafta nominations. Al Bailey, Co-founder and Director of Programming at Manchester International Film Festival, reviews. As Sian Edwards prepares to conduct Opera North’s latest production of Janácek’s Katya Kabanova, she discusses the appeal of the Czech composer’s music, and what she plans to bring to his dark tale of a woman in search of love but trapped by convention. Earlier this month, the Department for Education announced plans for a new model music curriculum with the aim of stopping the decline in the number of pupils studying music at GCSE and A Level. The plan has faced criticism including thirty academics with backgrounds in music and education signing an open letter to the DfE. The Right Honourable Nick Gibb, Minister for School Standards, and Dr Jonathan Savage from Manchester Metropolitan University, and former Chair of Expert Subject Advisory Group for Music 2013, join Gaylene to discuss if the proposed new curriculum is the right answer to the right question.…read more

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