321 Cannes, David Chipperfield on I.M. Pei, Denise Mina, Sean Edwards2019-05-17 19:14:00
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322 Stephen Graham, new Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, ENO's Dido2019-05-16 19:00:00
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323 Gentleman Jack, correcting the contemporary art canon, #BeMoreMartyn, Futbolka2019-05-15 19:23:00
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324 Fun Lovin' Crime Writers - band, AI: More than Human - exhibition, Medusa - ballet2019-05-14 19:02:00
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325 Keanu Reeves, Doris Day remembered, art as an aphrodisiac2019-05-13 19:07:00
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326 Edmund de Waal and other news from the Venice Biennale, Elizabeth Macneal2019-05-10 19:07:00
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Edmund de Waal and other news from the Venice Biennale, Elizabeth Macneal

On the night of 18th April, 2015 a 90-foot fishing boat packed with migrants sent out a distress signal. It collided with a vessel responding to that call and sank between Libya and the Italian island of Lampedusa. Between 770 and 1,100 people drowned. Now the wreck has been raised and installed at the Arsenale, the historical naval yards in Venice - as an art work. Tim Marlow, director of exhibitions at the Royal Academy, considers the controversy surrounding this, and discusses with John Wilson other works that have drawn his attention at the Biennale. Elizabeth Macneal’s debut novel The Doll Factory, the subject of a bidding war between publishers, is the story of a young woman who finds herself part of the circle around the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The author was also inspired by her fascination with the Victorian taste for collecting. She talks to Front Row about creating a character in charge of her own destiny, about the book’s success - and about her other career, being a potter. At the Venice Biennale, the British artist and author Edmund de Waal introduces us to his two-part project, Psalm, which opened this week at different venues. At the 16th-century Ateneo Veneto he has created a Library of Exile made of porcelain which holds almost 2000 books by exiled writers, from Ovid to the present day. To the north of the island, at the Jewish Museum, he’s installed a series of porcelain, marble and gold works that reflect the literary and musical heritage of the 500-year-old Ghetto. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Julian May…read more

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328 Guy Chambers, Nina Stibbe, Creativity and wellbeing2019-05-08 19:01:00
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329 Film director Amma Asante, Joe Boyd on Aretha Franklin, Ireland's Abbey Theatre2019-05-07 19:11:00
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330 Architect Sir David Adjaye in Venice2019-05-07 07:58:00
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331 Rokia Traoré, Bill Buford on Granta, artworks in political posters2019-05-03 19:02:00
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332 Small Island, Chernobyl, Poet Laureate, Obamas2019-05-02 18:59:00
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333 Leonardo da Vinci 500th Anniversary, Salvator Mundi2019-05-01 19:01:00
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334 John Singleton remembered, Afghanistan's music scene, Tolkien reviewed, the effect of music on the brain2019-04-30 18:58:00
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335 Les Murray remembered, Women's Prize For Fiction shortlist, Kubrick exhibition, Captain Corelli on stage2019-04-29 19:02:00
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336 The Avengers phenomenon, Linda Grant, Adapting Ibsen for today2019-04-26 19:06:00
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337 The Cranberries, The Art Fund Museum of the Year shortlist, Cultural Repatriation2019-04-25 18:53:00
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338 The Looming Tower, Birdsong in the charts, 18-certificate films2019-04-24 19:13:00
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339 Adeel Akhtar, Artist Doris Hatt, Joe Orton2019-04-23 19:14:00
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340 A Celebration of the Pub in Culture2019-04-22 19:00:00
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