Horrible Histories, Barbara Strozzi at 400, Barney Norris, V&A and Extinction Rebellion
Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, starring Kim Cattrell as Agrippina and Craig Roberts as Emperor Nero, is the first foray into cinema of the popular children’s TV series. Classics author Natalie Haynes gives her verdict.
On the 400th anniversary of her birth, we assess the life and work of Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi with Professor Susan Wollenberg and mezzo-soprano CN Lester; who will also perform an excerpt of Strozzi’s work alongside harpist Alison Henry.
Playwright and author Barney Norris talks about his latest novel The Vanishing Hours, in which two strangers meet by chance in a bar in a quiet English town, and share their stories.
Protest pieces by global activist group Extinction Rebellion have been added to the V&A’s Rapid Response Collecting Gallery. Senior Curator, Corinna Gardner, discusses the cultural importance and impact of the items.
Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Ben Mitchell…read more