41 The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Billboard art and US politics, Emma Rice and Wise Children2018-10-19 19:22:00
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42 Eric Idle, Halloween, Cicely Berry remembered, The House of Commons library2018-10-18 19:21:00
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43 Gerard Butler, Male body in movies, Novelist Olga Tokarczuk2018-10-17 19:02:00
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44 Playing Linda Loman, Informer, Geology-inspired art, Ciarán Hodgers2018-10-16 19:40:00
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45 #MeToo one year on - what's changed in the arts?2018-10-15 18:53:00
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46 Paul Greengrass on 22 July, Lisa Hammond and Rachael Spence, How can arts organisations thrive?2018-10-12 18:57:00
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47 Desiree Akhavan, Bad Times at the El Royale, 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize, Mother Courage2018-10-11 19:15:00
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48 Reading and Mental Health2018-10-10 19:00:00
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49 The swimming pool in art, Kwame Kwei-Armah's Twelfth Night, Poet Jean Sprackland2018-10-09 18:59:00
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The swimming pool in art, Kwame Kwei-Armah's Twelfth Night, Poet Jean Sprackland

An entire disused swimming pool has been built on the ground floor of the Whitechapel Gallery in London for the new exhibition from the Scandinavian duo Elmgreen & Dragset. The artists discuss how they have been inspired by the work of David Hockney and Ed Ruscha. Then film critic Mark Eccleston art critic Jacky Klein and artist and former Canadian national competitive swimmer Leanne Shapton reflect on the swimming pool in the arts. Kwame Kwei-Armah opens his first season as the Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic with a musical adaptation of Twelfth Night. This reworking of Shakespeare’s comedy, which includes soul music and show tunes from songwriter Shaina Taub, has already impressed audiences in New York. Theatre critic Sam Marlowe gives her verdict. Green Noise is the title of poet Jean Sprackland’s new collection which encapsulates her concerns with the natural world on which she focuses minutely, as well as the sounds of the street, the wind, and resonating history. She reads her work and talks about writing poems that listen to the green noise of life. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Edwina Pitman…read more

50 Bernard Cribbins, Claire Foy and Ryan Gosling on First Man, Butterfly2018-10-08 19:09:00
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51 Jodie Whittaker on Doctor Who, Quentin Blake, Haruki Murakami's Killing Commendatore2018-10-05 18:54:00
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52 Alice Walker, Yayoi Kusama and a poem for National Poetry Day from Sean Street2018-10-04 19:12:00
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53 The art of physical comedy, Damien Hirst, Andre Aciman, The impact of the arts on mental health2018-10-03 19:11:00
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54 BBC National Short Story Award Winner2018-10-02 19:10:00
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55 Sarah Perry, The Cry, Cultural First Aid2018-10-01 19:06:00
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56 Contains Strong Language festival, Sean Scully, A Northern Soul2018-09-28 20:16:00
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57 Lord of the Flies, Silence in art, Javier Marias2018-09-27 19:16:00
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58 The Goodies, Holst's The Planets at 100, Debris Stevenson2018-09-26 19:01:00
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59 Oceania exhibition, Suede, How the police help crime writers2018-09-26 09:54:00
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60 Glenn Close in The Wife, Little Women in 20182018-09-24 19:12:00
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