21 Cannes, David Chipperfield on I.M. Pei, Denise Mina, Sean Edwards2019-05-17 19:14:00
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22 Stephen Graham, new Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, ENO's Dido2019-05-16 19:00:00
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23 Gentleman Jack, correcting the contemporary art canon, #BeMoreMartyn, Futbolka2019-05-15 19:23:00
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24 Fun Lovin' Crime Writers - band, AI: More than Human - exhibition, Medusa - ballet2019-05-14 19:02:00
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25 Keanu Reeves, Doris Day remembered, art as an aphrodisiac2019-05-13 19:07:00
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26 Edmund de Waal and other news from the Venice Biennale, Elizabeth Macneal2019-05-10 19:07:00
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27 Mark Haddon, Jimmie Durham controversy, Anglo-Saxon burial, Michelle Terry2019-05-09 18:56:00
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28 Guy Chambers, Nina Stibbe, Creativity and wellbeing2019-05-08 19:01:00
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29 Film director Amma Asante, Joe Boyd on Aretha Franklin, Ireland's Abbey Theatre2019-05-07 19:11:00
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30 Architect Sir David Adjaye in Venice2019-05-07 07:58:00
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31 Rokia Traoré, Bill Buford on Granta, artworks in political posters2019-05-03 19:02:00
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32 Small Island, Chernobyl, Poet Laureate, Obamas2019-05-02 18:59:00
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33 Leonardo da Vinci 500th Anniversary, Salvator Mundi2019-05-01 19:01:00
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34 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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35 Les Murray remembered, Women's Prize For Fiction shortlist, Kubrick exhibition, Captain Corelli on stage2019-04-29 19:02:00
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36 The Avengers phenomenon, Linda Grant, Adapting Ibsen for today2019-04-26 19:06:00
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37 The Cranberries, The Art Fund Museum of the Year shortlist, Cultural Repatriation2019-04-25 18:53:00
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38 The Looming Tower, Birdsong in the charts, 18-certificate films2019-04-24 19:13:00
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39 Adeel Akhtar, Artist Doris Hatt, Joe Orton2019-04-23 19:14:00
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40 A Celebration of the Pub in Culture2019-04-22 19:00:00
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A Celebration of the Pub in Culture

We consider the connection between the public house and the arts. Why do pubs make such great settings, provide so much inspiration and serve as great venues for the arts? Al Murray ponders the longevity of his pub landlord and what this character allows him to explore about Britishness, as literary journalist Suzi Feay considers the representation of pubs in books and TV. Musician Eliza Carthy remembers her first ever public performance in The Bay Hotel in Robin Hood’s Bay, where she was a regular at the folk club there, while crime novelist David Mark tells us how he finds inspiration from the host of intriguing characters he meets down his local, the Samson Inn in Gilsland, Cumbria. But, as pubs continue to be in decline – 25% of pubs have closed since 2001 - we consider how some hostelries are reinventing themselves as cultural destinations. Dawn Badland runs The Inn Crowd, a project which supports rural pubs to host spoken word performances, and Adam Lacey is manager of The Old Joint Stock, a Birmingham pub with its own 100 seater theatre. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Hannah Robins…read more