421 Pieter-Dirk Uys, Joan Bakewell and Christopher Frayling on older audiences, Gaël Faye2018-06-08 19:08:00
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Pieter-Dirk Uys, Joan Bakewell and Christopher Frayling on older audiences, Gaël Faye

Pieter-Dirk Uys, a leading satirist in South Africa, has spent his career poking fun at politicians. In a new show, The Echo of a Noise, he looks back at his life. As audience members, how does our relationship with the arts change as we age and in what way is that represented by the industry? Journalist and presenter Joan Bakewell and former Chairman of the Arts Council Christopher Frayling discuss the different ways in which older people consume the arts and the issues that it raises. Gaël Faye grew up in Burundi, the son of a Rwandan mother and a French father, and witnessed the horrors of the Rwandan civil war and genocide. He has now reflected upon that in his debut novel, Small Country, told from the perspective of 10-year-old Gabriel who desperately tries to cling onto his childhood despite what's happening around him. Gaël tells John how his experiences have shaped his work as a writer and musician. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Sarah Johnson.…read more

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