Elizabeth Gilbert, BTS and K-pop, Natalia Goncharova
Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat Pray Love has sold fifteen million copies around the world and was made into a film with Julia Roberts. Her new novel is City of Girls, the story of a young woman discovering an exhilarating life in a theatre in New York in the summer of 1940. She talks about why she was unafraid of writing about a young woman’s sexual desire and about the dramatic and difficult events in her personal life that shaped the writing of the book.
“The biggest thing since the Beatles” has become something of a pop cliché, but in the case of the south Korean boy band BTS it might be justified. This year they became the first group since The Beatles to earn three US Billboard number one albums in less than 12 months and this weekend they’re playing in London. Haekyung Um explains the BTS and K pop phenomenon.
Natalia Goncharova was a Russian avant-garde artist known for her large scale abstract canvases, performance art and textile and theatre design. Ahead of a retrospective of her work at Tate Modern, the show’s curator Natalia Sidlina discusses her unique style and significance today.
Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Sarah Johnson…read more