501 Inspire Artist Commissions: Alison Brackenbury, Vaseem Khan, Testament2018-09-07 20:11:00
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502 Alison Brackenbury, Vaseem Khan and Testament reveal their finished artworks for the Inspire season2018-09-07 19:10:00
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503 New BBC drama Press, Kate Tempest, John Wilson learns the art of watercolouring2018-09-06 18:54:00
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504 Khaled Hosseini, Roxanna Panufnik, The inspiration of dreams2018-09-05 19:01:00
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505 The Seagull, Refashioning Shakespeare, Alison Balsom2018-09-04 20:00:00
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506 John Simm, Patrick Ness, Testament2018-09-03 19:09:00
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507 Proms at Alexandra Palace, Venice Film Festival, Inspire - myths and legends2018-08-31 19:12:00
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Proms at Alexandra Palace, Venice Film Festival, Inspire - myths and legends

After a devastating fire at the newly-opened Alexandra Palace in London in 1873, a new building was designed and built which included an elaborate and elegant theatre, and the opening concert was of the early Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, Trial by Jury. The theatre hasn't been used as a performance space for 80 years, but tomorrow the BBC Proms will be broadcast live from the newly-restored space in all its faded grandeur, featuring the very same operetta. Alexandra Palace's Emma Dagnes and conductor Jane Glover discuss the challenge and the thrill of bringing music back to this forgotten venue. Jason Solomons is at the Venice Film Festival as the latest remake of A Star is Born with Lady Gaga premieres. He'll have all the news of much-anticipated films and performances including Olivia Colman in The Favourite, already getting Oscar buzz. Continuing Front Row's Inspire season we ask novelists Joanne Harris and Natalie Haynes what is it about myths and legends from across the world that provide such an enduring source of inspiration for writers and readers alike. Whether it be the ancient Greeks and Romans, the Norse myths or classic Hindu texts that have been re-told and re-interpreted down the centuries, what makes their unique fascination for each successive generation? Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Sarah Johnson.…read more

508 Nick Leather on Mother's Day, Natasha Carthew, Drawing comic-book characters2018-08-30 18:58:00
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509 Idris Elba, director; Listed buildings; Stig Abell, poet2018-08-29 19:06:00
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510 The muse in history, Andrew Miller, Vanity Fair, Neil Simon remembered2018-08-28 19:03:00
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511 Ian McMillan, The internet as a source for horror, Patrick Gale, The end of The Big Bang Theory2018-08-24 19:06:00
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512 BSO Resound at the Proms, Edinburgh Comedy Awards shortlist, Creativity and the brain, Melissa Harrison2018-08-23 18:56:00
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513 Bodyguard, Fanfiction, Bryony Lavery's stage adaptation of The Lovely Bones, Vaseem Khan2018-08-22 19:15:00
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514 BlacKkKlansman, Helen Lederer, Alison Brackenbury, Esi Edugyan2018-08-21 19:11:00
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515 Sir Lenny Henry, Alan Cumming in Instinct, Divine inspiration in the arts2018-08-20 19:10:00
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516 Dwarfs in art, Barbara Rae, Christopher Robin2018-08-17 19:03:00
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517 Aretha Franklin remembered, David Suchet, Laura Mvula and Ben Okri2018-08-16 19:01:00
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518 Brian May and Professor Roger Taylor, Doctors' shows at the Fringe, Rachel Parris2018-08-15 19:42:00
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519 Live from Edinburgh with drag act Denim, Maggie O'Farrell, Penelope Skinner and Terry O'Donovan2018-08-14 19:11:00
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520 Rosie Jones, Janeane Garofalo and Jenni Fagan on stage at the Edinburgh Festival2018-08-13 19:36:00
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