Stockard Channing, Matisse in the Studio, Thomas Ades, representations of war
Best known for her performances in the 1978 film Grease and in the 1990s TV series The West Wing, the Emmy and Tony-winning actor Stockard Channing talks about her new role in Alexi Kate Campbell's Apologia at the Trafalgar Studios in London. Channing plays a famous art historian who has written a memoir which does not mention her two sons. The action takes place at a birthday party to which the sons - and their girlfriends - are invited.
An installation in an old Roman fort near Hexham recreates the sound of 500 cavalry horses, and the Royal British Legion are commemorating the centenary of the Battle Of Passchendaele with immersive online videos. The poet and historian Katrina Porteous reviews both 360-degree representations of war.
Matisse in the Studio is a new exhibition at the Royal Academy which focuses on the artist's personal collection of treasured objects, and how they were both subject matter and inspiration for his paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and cut-outs. Ann Dumas, the exhibition's curator, explains the relevance and importance of the 35 objects that are on display alongside 65 of Matisse's works.
For Front Row's Queer Icons series, composer Thomas Adès explores the character of Countess Geschwitz in Alban Berg's opera Lulu, the first explicitly gay character in opera.
Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Rachel Simpson.…read more