541 Rosamund Pike & David Oyelowo on A United Kingdom, Van Gogh controversy, Cape Town City Ballet2016-11-15 20:22:00
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542 J K Rowling's Fantastic Beasts, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, French film Divines, Chris Riddell on school libraries2016-11-14 20:15:00
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543 Leonard Cohen, BalletBoyz, Contemporary war poetry2016-11-11 20:17:00
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544 Zadie Smith's NW, Rambert, Norman Ackroyd, War memorials2016-11-10 19:57:00
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545 Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ewan McGregor, Elton John's photos, Goldsmiths Prize winner2016-11-09 20:08:00
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546 Musician Kathryn Tickell, Writer David Almond, Live Theatre2016-11-08 20:21:00
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Musician Kathryn Tickell, Writer David Almond, Live Theatre

The North East of England's Case for Culture is a bold plan to raise £300 million for art projects. Instead of being an adjunct to development culture is seen as the key to the region's redevelopment. But only a few years ago Newcastle cut its arts budget entirely. Organisations are exploring new ways of working. Jim Beirne of Live Theatre takes John Wilson to the pub the theatre runs, the profits of which pay for a new play every year. It also owns restaurants and prime office space, to fund its theatre and outreach projects. The Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell has just launched a new organisation, Magnetic North East, to foster the identity, music and traditions of the North East. It has released an album of songs and tunes, new and old, about the River Tyne, by artists ranging from Jimmy Nail to the Unthanks. Last Friday it held a grand concert in the region's village hall - Auditorium One of The Sage, featuring famous North East artists such as Paul Smith of the band Maximo Park, young folk musicians and a host of children giving a world premiere of a work by David Almond. Kathryn Tickell, John Mowbray - the High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear, and a prime mover in the Case for Culture, David Almond, who wrote Skellig, the Olivier Award winning playwright, Shelagh Stephenson, whose new play is set in her hometown of Tynemouth, all contribute to John Wilson's exploration, as he rambles around Newcastle, of the role of art in the regeneration of the North East of England. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Julian May.…read more

547 R.E.M., Illuminated River, Napoleon and Stephen Poliakoff2016-11-07 19:58:00
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548 Michael Fassbender, Love to Read, The Goldfinch, Artists who tour2016-11-04 20:00:00
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549 Director Stephen Daldry on The Crown, Novelist Linda Grant, Nocturnal Animals, Francesca Simon reads The Scarlet Letter2016-11-03 20:13:00
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550 Levi David Addai, Kit de Waal, Flaming June, The art of fireworks.2016-11-02 19:52:00
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551 Amy Adams, John Rutter and Tracy Chevalier2016-11-01 20:01:00
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552 Sting, David Bowie's art collection, Mark Haddon, Ian McDiarmid and Chris Hannan2016-10-31 19:53:00
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553 Benedict Cumberbatch, Tasmin Little, Elena Ferrante2016-10-28 19:05:00
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554 Amadeus, Astrid Lindgren's war diaries, Richard Wright2016-10-27 18:57:00
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555 Bryan Cranston, Lazarus, Oneworld, Remembering Howard Davies2016-10-26 19:24:00
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556 Emma Rice to leave The Globe, plus Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton and the new Design Museum2016-10-25 18:45:00
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557 Jude Law, Paul Nash, The National Centre for the Written Word, New, but always old, ballet2016-10-24 18:59:00
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558 Chrissie Hynde, The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture, Bamber Gascoigne, Joe Queenan2016-10-21 19:13:00
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559 Stella Duffy, New Art Gallery Walsall, Shostakovich's The Nose, Art of Yves Klein2016-10-20 19:08:00
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560 Ali Smith, Osmo Vänskä, the Nicholas Brothers, Islamic Art & the Supernatural, A Martian Sends a Postcard Home2016-10-19 19:02:00
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