321 Oceania exhibition, Suede, How the police help crime writers2018-09-26 09:54:00
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322 Glenn Close in The Wife, Little Women in 20182018-09-24 19:12:00
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323 Cary Fukanaga, Royal Opera House CEO, Nureyev Documentary2018-09-21 19:01:00
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324 MIA, Man Booker Shortlist, Short Story Award nominee Nell Stevens, Playwright Stephen Jeffreys remembered.2018-09-20 19:09:00
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325 Eileen Atkins, the financial crash and the arts, Denis Norden remembered, Ingrid Persaud2018-09-19 19:07:00
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326 The Little Stranger, creating art in the dark, and Kiare Ladner, BBC NSSA nominee2018-09-18 19:02:00
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327 Christine and the Queens, Sarah Hall, Tartuffe set in a Birmingham Muslim community2018-09-17 19:10:00
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328 Killing Eve, BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist, Ghetts2018-09-14 19:03:00
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329 Crazy Rich Asians, Touching the Void, Novels about the super rich, Leeds Piano Competition2018-09-13 19:13:00
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Crazy Rich Asians, Touching the Void, Novels about the super rich, Leeds Piano Competition

Touching The Void. Memoir, documentary, now theatre performance - at the Bristol Old Vic. Written by David Greig , it's an adaptation of Joe Simpson's bestselling 1988 mountaineering memoir and the subsequent 2003 docu-drama detailing Simpson's disastrous 1985 attempt to make a first ascent of a mountain in the Andes. Theatre director Tom Morris talks to Kirsty about the challenges of transferring the story to the stage. And as the Bristol Old Vic prepares to re-open after a major refurbishment, he describes how the new design aims to mark the theatre's history and slave trade past and welcome in new audiences. Crazy Rich Asians is a box office hit in the US about a young Chinese-American woman who goes to a wedding in Singapore and encounters the fabulously wealthy Chinese family of her boyfriend. Its star Constance Wu talks to Kirsty about the issues it raises on the difference between Asian and American culture and the tricky question of stereotyping. Crazy Rich Asians is based on a best-selling book Kevin Kwan of the same name satirizing Singapore's super-rich. Depictions of the wealthy in novels is nothing new as literary critic Toby Lichtig explains as he gives is a potted history of rich-lit. As this year's Leeds International Piano Competition reaches the finals without a British finalist, concert pianist Murray McLachlan, Chair of the European Piano Teachers Association (UK) and Artistic Director of Chetham's International Summer School and Festival for Pianists, discusses whether British piano teaching is making the grade.…read more

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331 Sally Rooney, Trust, Catwalk music, Serena Williams cartoon2018-09-11 19:16:00
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332 Nick Payne on Wanderlust, YolanDa Brown, Battersea Arts Centre after the fire2018-09-10 19:01:00
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333 Inspire Artist Commissions: Alison Brackenbury, Vaseem Khan, Testament2018-09-07 20:11:00
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334 Alison Brackenbury, Vaseem Khan and Testament reveal their finished artworks for the Inspire season2018-09-07 19:10:00
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335 New BBC drama Press, Kate Tempest, John Wilson learns the art of watercolouring2018-09-06 18:54:00
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336 Khaled Hosseini, Roxanna Panufnik, The inspiration of dreams2018-09-05 19:01:00
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337 The Seagull, Refashioning Shakespeare, Alison Balsom2018-09-04 20:00:00
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338 John Simm, Patrick Ness, Testament2018-09-03 19:09:00
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339 Proms at Alexandra Palace, Venice Film Festival, Inspire - myths and legends2018-08-31 19:12:00
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340 Nick Leather on Mother's Day, Natasha Carthew, Drawing comic-book characters2018-08-30 18:58:00
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