421 An Elephant Sitting Still, Chinese film industry, David Szalay, Unesco and Reggae2018-12-04 20:07:00
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422 Robert Redford's Career, Fiction within Fiction, Poet Fred D'Aguiar2018-12-03 20:01:00
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423 Strictly's Shirley Ballas, Young Composer Sarah Jenkins, National Theatres of Scotland and Wales2018-11-30 20:05:00
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424 Mowgli, American poet Dana Gioia, Art on prescription2018-11-29 20:05:00
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425 Disobedience, Rachel Maclean, Julián Fuks, Diversity Backstage2018-11-28 19:59:00
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426 Sports Book of the Year, Jim Carrey in Kidding, Astral Weeks at 502018-11-27 19:59:00
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427 Jamie Dornan, Bernardo Bertolucci remembered, Joseph Hillier2018-11-26 20:01:00
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428 Mrs Wilson, Vegan Art, Akwaeke Emezi2018-11-23 19:57:00
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429 2018 Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters, Costa Book Awards shortlist announced, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum2018-11-22 20:00:00
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430 The arts and artificial intelligence2018-11-21 20:44:00
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431 Kurt Russell on playing Santa, Poet Ruth Fainlight, Damien Hirst's Qatar sculptures2018-11-20 20:07:00
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432 Marianne Faithfull, I'm a Celebrity without Ant, Kirsty Latoya2018-11-19 20:05:00
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433 Jane Fonda2018-11-16 20:06:00
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434 Golden Age of Irish Prose - North and South of the Border, Hepworth Sculpture Prize Winner2018-11-15 19:57:00
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435 Arts Education in schools - a Front Row debate from Leicester2018-11-14 20:47:00
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Arts Education in schools - a Front Row debate from Leicester

Arts education has become the focus of a great deal of passion and concern recently, since the core, knowledge-based subjects took precedence over the creative subjects when the EBacc was introduced in England by the then Education Minister Michael Gove, announced in 2010. With the arts not being a requirement in the GCSE syllabus for the English Baccalaureate (the EBacc), leaders in the arts and the lucrative creative industries have been very vocal in their criticism of government policy. Stig Abell chairs a discussion on the subject from a state secondary school - Soar Valley College in Leicester - with leading figures in arts and education. On the panel are: Bob and Roberta Smith, contemporary artist and education advocate Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (the ISM) Trina Haldar, graduate in chemistry and engineering, and director and founder of Leicester-based Mashi Theatre Branwen Jeffreys, BBC’s Education Editor Mark Lehain, founder (and former headteacher) of one of the first secondary Free Schools. He also leads the Parents and Teachers for Excellence campaign Julie Robinson, headteacher of Soar Valley College in Leicester Carl Ward, Chief Exec of the City Learning Trust, a partnership of schools teaching a combined total of 6000 pupils in Stoke-on-Trent Presenter: Stig Abell Producers: Edwina Pitman and Jerome Weatherald…read more

436 Fantastic Beasts 2, Viruses turned into art, Fernand Léger, Heart of Darkness2018-11-13 21:20:00
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437 The Coen Brothers, stage fright, The Interrogation of Tony Martin2018-11-12 19:57:00
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438 Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Schott, 11-11: Memories Retold video game2018-11-09 20:14:00
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439 Marin Alsop, Russell Howard, Political cartoonists2018-11-08 19:53:00
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440 Danny Boyle's Armistice Day tribute, White Teeth the musical, singer-songwriter and poet Emily Maguire2018-11-07 20:00:00
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