381 Stephen Merchant, Novels review, Clean Break at 402019-03-01 19:59:00
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382 Ricky Gervais, Tom Walker, Andre Previn remembered, Young adult literature2019-02-28 20:14:00
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383 Charlotte Rampling, Berlioz Anniversary, Leveret Perform Live2019-02-27 19:58:00
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384 Leaving Neverland, Jacob Collier, Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern2019-02-26 20:04:00
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385 The return of Fleabag, Nikki Sixx on Motley Crue biopic, Oscars analysis2019-02-25 19:58:00
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386 Phyllida Barlow, Jonathan Freedland, The decline of foreign language films2019-02-22 19:58:00
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387 Odaline de la Martinez, War Photography, Flack Review, Peter Tork Remembered2019-02-21 20:12:00
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388 Felicity Jones, Alan Partridge, Marina Abramovic2019-02-20 19:55:00
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389 Chiwetel Ejiofor, Come From Away, Short story competitions, Karl Lagerfeld2019-02-19 19:58:00
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390 9 to 5 the musical, Bryony Kimmings, Representation of sex in the arts2019-02-18 20:02:00
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391 Gabriela Rodriguez, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Andrea Levy tribute2019-02-15 20:00:00
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392 Ardal O'Hanlon, Tessa Hadley, The Umbrella Academy2019-02-14 20:10:00
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393 Leïla Slimani, Joe Cornish, Diane Arbus, Berlin Film Festival2019-02-13 19:53:00
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394 Anna Jordan, Terence Blanchard, Reappraising Horror2019-02-12 20:45:00
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395 Sara Pascoe, The hidden craft of casting directors, Who is Kacey Musgraves?2019-02-11 20:02:00
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396 Spike Lee and Thelma Schoonmaker, and Albert Finney remembered2019-02-08 20:03:00
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397 Broadway star Chita Rivera, Jeff Koons, Dan Mallory controversy2019-02-07 20:02:00
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398 Walls and Borders in Art2019-02-06 20:03:00
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399 Kenneth Branagh and his new Shakespeare biopic, Lavinia Greenlaw on writing poetry about dementia2019-02-05 20:15:00
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400 The Cutty Sark as Sculpture, Regina King and an Elegy for an Eyesore2019-02-04 20:03:00
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The Cutty Sark as Sculpture, Regina King and an Elegy for an Eyesore

The Cutty Sark was launched 150 years ago this year. The acme of sailing technology, now she floats not in the sea but in the air in Greenwich. People walk around on, in and under her. So the ship has become a monumental public art-work. The sculptor Michael Speller, who has made public works for Greenwich, tours the Cutty Sark with Kirsty Lang and the ship's curator, Hannah Stockton. They start beneath the keel, Michael considering the the shape and heft of the hull, then venture into the hold, where the iron ribs to which the huge planks are attached, are akin to the armature of a sculpture, and finish up on deck, where Michael is struck by the delicate filigree of the rigging and the powerful shapes described by the masts and yards. Regina King is sweeping up awards for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins’ adaption of James Baldwin’s novel set in 1970s Harlem. She talks to Kirsty about police violence in America, how the awards season resembles a political campaign and why she used her Golden Globes speech to issue a challenge to the industry. Demolition of the former Royal Mail sorting office in Bristol began last week, as part of the regeneration of the city’s Temple Quarter district. Vanessa Kisuule is Poet-in-residence on the project and has written a poem, ‘Brick me’, to capture the history of the site which has been derelict for more than 20 years. It at once celebrates the erasure of an eyesore, and is an elegy for the loss of a familiar landmark. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Julian May…read more