301 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019, 50 years of queer books, Museum of the Year nominee Pitt Rivers2019-06-24 19:00:00
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302 Richard Curtis's Film Yesterday, a summer solstice poem, Bradford Literature Festival protests2019-06-21 19:05:00
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303 Lee Krasner, Ben Platt, Chasing Rainbows2019-06-20 19:11:00
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304 Mark Ronson, Arts sponsorship, Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley2019-06-19 18:57:00
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305 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal winners, Nottingham Contemporary, Sculpture since Hepworth and Moore2019-06-18 20:00:00
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306 Joseph O'Connor, Paula Rego retrospective, The role of the film critic2019-06-17 18:58:00
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307 Tracy K Smith; New albums from Madonna, Springsteen and Avicii; Tory leadership and the arts2019-06-14 18:45:00
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308 Rob Lowe, Russian Protest Art, Keith Haring2019-06-13 19:11:00
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309 Bill Nighy, unreliable narrators in video games, how to watch ballet2019-06-12 18:59:00
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310 Ai Weiwei, Yacht Rock2019-06-11 18:57:00
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311 Gwendoline Christie, Get Up, Stand Up Now, Young Poets Laureate2019-06-10 18:55:00
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312 Julianne Moore, Big Little Lies, Tales of the City, Dr John2019-06-07 18:56:00
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313 Matt Berry, Claire McGlasson, National Trust acquires view that inspired Turner, Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad2019-06-06 18:56:00
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314 Emma Thompson, Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction, Anthony McCarten, D-Day weather play2019-06-05 18:54:00
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315 Okwui Okpokwasili, Literary events at non-literary festivals, Tiananmen Square, Apple moves to streaming2019-06-04 18:59:00
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Okwui Okpokwasili, Literary events at non-literary festivals, Tiananmen Square, Apple moves to streaming

Samira talks to Nigerian American performer, choreographer and writer Okwui Okpokwasili about the UK premiere of Bronx Gothic at London’s Young Vic. How does the piece delve into one woman’s attempt to shake loose memory in a performance at the intersection of dance, theatre and visual installation. Musical acts always used to be the headliners and sole draw for music festivals. Recently we have seen the rise of alternative stages at these events – often including literary events. But what make them different to what you might find at mainstream literature festivals? We speak to Laura Barton who programmes Green Man’s literary space and Colin Midson, the main programmer for Port Eliot Festival’s literary stage. Thirty years ago today the name Tiananmen, which means the Gate of Heavenly Peace, assumed a tragic irony when the (also ironically named) People’s Liberation Army, massacred the crowd of young people peacefully calling for democracy in the Square. We'll look at the role of writers and musicians in creating a milieu in which that demonstration became possible. The actor and writer Daniel York Loh considers how cultural life in China has changed in the intervening 3 decades After 18 years, Apple has announced the end of iTunes. What does the move from downloading to streaming mean to those of us who have been building our iTunes libraries for years and for how people will access music in the future? Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Oliver Jones…read more

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317 Elizabeth Gilbert, BTS and K-pop, Natalia Goncharova2019-05-31 18:45:00
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318 Aladdin composer Alan Menken, Amitav Ghosh, Georgia boycott2019-05-30 19:07:00
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319 David Tennant and Michael Sheen, Scottish Smallpiper Brìghde Chaimbeul, Youth Music Projects2019-05-29 19:07:00
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320 Lenny Henry, Posy Simmonds, When They See Us2019-05-28 18:57:00
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