341 Golden Age of Children's Books?2019-04-19 18:45:00
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342 Saxophonist Jess Gillam, war poster artist Abram Games, author Tayari Jones2019-04-18 19:35:00
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343 Beyoncé, Madonna, West Side Story, Children's Literature2019-04-17 19:25:00
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344 Notre-Dame de Paris, Roger McGough, Chimerica2019-04-16 19:06:00
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345 Andrew Scott, Maggie Smith's new play reviewed, William Eggleston2019-04-15 19:03:00
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346 The Work, Life and Legacy of Poet Seamus Heaney2019-04-12 19:07:00
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347 Jenny Saville, Laura van der Heijden, The art of the deadline2019-04-11 19:03:00
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348 Composer Gavin Bryars, Isabella Hammad, Opera singers sing pop2019-04-10 19:00:00
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349 Useful Art, Embodying Ruskin, National Theatre for Northern Ireland? Unicorn Store2019-04-09 19:55:00
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350 Munch at British Museum, Neil Jordan - Greta, Legacy of Game Of Thrones, What makes a great ending to a TV series?2019-04-08 18:58:00
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351 Carlos Acosta, Iain Bell, BAFTA Games Awards2019-04-05 18:53:00
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352 The Shed, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Jonathan Lethem, Marvin Gaye2019-04-04 19:12:00
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353 Sir David Attenborough, The Sisters Brothers, Lee Ridley2019-04-03 18:54:00
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354 Toby Jones - Don't Forget the Driver, Shazam!, Bach Passions2019-04-02 18:58:00
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355 Suzi Quatro, Museum numbers, John Kani2019-04-01 19:00:00
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356 Local Hero on stage, the anti-climax in culture, Agnes Varda remembered2019-03-29 20:04:00
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Local Hero on stage, the anti-climax in culture, Agnes Varda remembered

The 1983 Scottish film Local Hero was a much-loved comedy drama about an American oil company rep who is sent to a fictional village in Scotland to purchase the town for his company. This film has now been adapted into a stage musical at the Edinburgh Lyceum with all 19 songs composed by Mark Knopfler, who wrote the film soundtrack. So does Local Hero the musical work? Novelist Ian Rankin delivers his verdict. After a two-year build-up, the UK will not be leaving European Union today after all. To reflect the mood of the nation, we investigate the anti-climax in art with film critic Hannah McGill and writer Matt Thorne. Why do writers and film-makers use it, what effect does it have, and what makes an anti-climax poignant or simply frustrating? Legendary film-maker Agnès Varda's death was announced today, at the age of 90. She was one of the key figures in the French New Wave in the 1960s, making films like Cleo from 5 to 7, Le Bonheur and The Creatures. Hannah McGill reflects on the career of the influential figure, and the first female director to receive a rare honorary Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, in 2015. In the wake of the press release issued yesterday by the National Theatre for its new season - of the seven plays presented, only one was directed by woman and none was written by a woman - Lisa Burger, the newly appointed joint Chief Executive of the National Theatre, and current Executive Director, discusses whether women playwrights and directors are still having a hard time making their presence felt at the National Theatre. Presenter John Wilson Producer Jerome Weatherald…read more

357 Tash Aw, Arts Sponsorship row, Parry's Judith2019-03-28 19:57:00
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358 Scottish artist Katie Paterson, Ted Hughes Award winner, Casting factual TV2019-03-27 20:08:00
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359 A history of classical music in ten minutes - plus tragedy on today's stage2019-03-26 19:57:00
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360 Matthew Herbert's Brexit Big Band, Van Gogh and Britain, At Eternity's Gate, Scott Walker2019-03-26 11:50:00
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