801 Leonard Cohen, BalletBoyz, Contemporary war poetry2016-11-11 20:17:00
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802 Zadie Smith's NW, Rambert, Norman Ackroyd, War memorials2016-11-10 19:57:00
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803 Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ewan McGregor, Elton John's photos, Goldsmiths Prize winner2016-11-09 20:08:00
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804 Musician Kathryn Tickell, Writer David Almond, Live Theatre2016-11-08 20:21:00
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805 R.E.M., Illuminated River, Napoleon and Stephen Poliakoff2016-11-07 19:58:00
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806 Michael Fassbender, Love to Read, The Goldfinch, Artists who tour2016-11-04 20:00:00
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807 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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808 Levi David Addai, Kit de Waal, Flaming June, The art of fireworks.2016-11-02 19:52:00
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809 Amy Adams, John Rutter and Tracy Chevalier2016-11-01 20:01:00
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810 Sting, David Bowie's art collection, Mark Haddon, Ian McDiarmid and Chris Hannan2016-10-31 19:53:00
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811 Benedict Cumberbatch, Tasmin Little, Elena Ferrante2016-10-28 19:05:00
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812 Amadeus, Astrid Lindgren's war diaries, Richard Wright2016-10-27 18:57:00
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813 Bryan Cranston, Lazarus, Oneworld, Remembering Howard Davies2016-10-26 19:24:00
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814 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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815 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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816 Chrissie Hynde, The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture, Bamber Gascoigne, Joe Queenan2016-10-21 19:13:00
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817 Stella Duffy, New Art Gallery Walsall, Shostakovich's The Nose, Art of Yves Klein2016-10-20 19:08:00
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Stella Duffy, New Art Gallery Walsall, Shostakovich's The Nose, Art of Yves Klein

In 1912, 24 scouts from the slums of South East London set sail from Waterloo Bridge, but in a tragic accident eight drowned. Stella Duffy discusses her new novel, London Lies Beneath, in which she recreates that area of London and imagines the lives of the families involved in the months leading up to the tragedy and beyond. With news that the £21m New Art Gallery Walsall is being threatened with closure just 16 years after it opened, Bob and Roberta Smith, former artist-in-residence, gives his response. At the age of 19, Yves Klein identified the blue sky in Nice as his first artwork. It marked the beginning of an artistic career which ended with his heart attack at the age of 34. Art critic Richard Cork reviews a new exhibition of Klein's work at Tate Liverpool. Barrie Kosky's directorial debut at the Royal Opera House is Shostakovich's The Nose, based on a satirical story by Gogol, with a huge cast of singers and even more noses, all inspired, he says, by a very famous one - Barbara Streisand's. Presenter Samira Ahmed Producer Marilyn Rust.…read more

818 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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819 Ken Loach, Rodin and Dance, Suggs, Tony Robinson2016-10-18 18:52:00
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820 Phil Collins, Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke, Patrick Ness2016-10-17 17:33:00
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