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322 Dexter Fletcher on Rocket Man, Jessica Andrews, Artists as activists, Folio Prize winner2019-05-20 18:56:00
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323 Cannes, David Chipperfield on I.M. Pei, Denise Mina, Sean Edwards2019-05-17 19:14:00
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324 Stephen Graham, new Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, ENO's Dido2019-05-16 19:00:00
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325 Gentleman Jack, correcting the contemporary art canon, #BeMoreMartyn, Futbolka2019-05-15 19:23:00
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326 Fun Lovin' Crime Writers - band, AI: More than Human - exhibition, Medusa - ballet2019-05-14 19:02:00
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327 Keanu Reeves, Doris Day remembered, art as an aphrodisiac2019-05-13 19:07:00
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328 Edmund de Waal and other news from the Venice Biennale, Elizabeth Macneal2019-05-10 19:07:00
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329 Mark Haddon, Jimmie Durham controversy, Anglo-Saxon burial, Michelle Terry2019-05-09 18:56:00
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330 Guy Chambers, Nina Stibbe, Creativity and wellbeing2019-05-08 19:01:00
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331 Film director Amma Asante, Joe Boyd on Aretha Franklin, Ireland's Abbey Theatre2019-05-07 19:11:00
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Film director Amma Asante, Joe Boyd on Aretha Franklin, Ireland's Abbey Theatre

Director Amma Asante on her new film Where Hands Touch, which follows Leyna, an Afro-German girl, living under the increasingly dangerous and racist Nazi regime during World War II. Asante discusses her approach, used in this film and in A United Kingdom and Belle, of shining a light on little known histories often involving black characters to tell us something about the world today. Years and Years is BBC One's new drama series created by Russell T Davies. Set in an imagined near future, it stars Emma Thompson as an outspoken celebrity turned political figure whose controversial opinions divide the nation. Katie Popperwell reviews. Aretha Franklin's legendary 1972 album Amazing Grace saw the singer returning to her soul routes after commercial success. The record went on to be the biggest seller of Franklin's 50 year career. Far less well known is the accompanying concert film directed by Sydney Pollack which captured the recording in raw detail, but was subsequently shelved. Forty-seven years later as the film is finally released in cinemas, record producer Joe Boyd tells the story of its long gestation. Deirdre Falvey, arts journalist for the Irish Times, on the ongoing uproar at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin which has seen over 400 theatre professionals in Ireland sign an open letter to the Minister for Culture, Josepha Madigan, expressing their "deep concern and dissatisfaction" with Ireland's national theatre under its current directors. Presenter : Samira Ahmed Producer : Dymphna Flynn…read more

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335 Leonardo da Vinci 500th Anniversary, Salvator Mundi2019-05-01 19:01:00
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337 Les Murray remembered, Women's Prize For Fiction shortlist, Kubrick exhibition, Captain Corelli on stage2019-04-29 19:02:00
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338 The Avengers phenomenon, Linda Grant, Adapting Ibsen for today2019-04-26 19:06:00
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339 The Cranberries, The Art Fund Museum of the Year shortlist, Cultural Repatriation2019-04-25 18:53:00
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340 The Looming Tower, Birdsong in the charts, 18-certificate films2019-04-24 19:13:00
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