81 Conductor John Wilson, Interior design, The Wizard of Oz2019-08-21 18:55:00
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82 Antonio Banderas, Philippa Gregory and V.V. James on witches in literature, umbrellas in chinese culture2019-08-20 19:03:00
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83 Louise Doughty, Robert Icke's The Doctor, Edinburgh Festival Highlights2019-08-19 18:54:00
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84 The true story behind blockbuster film Jaws, Benjamin Zephaniah, Catherine Cohen's cabaret2019-08-16 19:00:00
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85 Basil Brush, Christina Bianco, Climate Change theatre and new musicals at Edinburgh Fringe2019-08-15 08:45:00
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86 Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, How to listen to a symphony, black paint controversy, 14th August cultural events2019-08-14 19:07:00
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87 Live from the Edinburgh Festivals2019-08-13 19:13:00
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88 Lemn Sissay, Queen Victoria's piano, Euphoria2019-08-12 18:58:00
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89 Cary Grant and Notorious, Festival cancellations, Movement directors, Anna Symon2019-08-09 19:04:00
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90 The art of calligraphy, conductor Martyn Brabbins, Playmobil: The Movie2019-08-08 19:02:00
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91 Candace Bushnell, Dance about rugby, Concern over the captioning of audiobooks, New play 8 Hotels2019-08-07 18:56:00
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92 Toni Morrison remembered, the Sound of Space in Music2019-08-06 19:03:00
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93 The Crucible, the music of Peterloo, Patrick Bronte and DA Pennebaker2019-08-06 06:49:00
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94 Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, Téa Obreht, Kathy Hinde, Dalia Stasevska2019-08-02 18:59:00
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95 k.d. lang, paying inheritance tax with art, ceramicist Magdalene Odundo2019-08-01 19:00:00
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96 Notre-Dame organist Olivier Latry, Gurinder Chadha, Rupert Everett's Uncle Vanya2019-07-31 19:05:00
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97 Herman Melville and Moby Dick, Luddite rebellion on stage, TV's I Am the Night2019-07-30 19:20:00
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98 Blacking-up in opera, How to watch Shakespeare, Fiona Kidman, Carlos Cruz-Diez2019-07-29 19:02:00
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Blacking-up in opera, How to watch Shakespeare, Fiona Kidman, Carlos Cruz-Diez

American opera singer, Tamara Wilson withdrew from her final ever performance of Aida at the weekend. She was scheduled to be conducted by Placido Domingo at the Arena Di Verona but announced on Instagram that her absence was due to illness. But it comes after her public opposition to the use of ‘blackface’ for the role - heavy "chocolate brown" make-up. Tamara speaks out about the incident and why she feels the industry and Aida needs to change. New Zealand writer Fiona Kidman discusses her new novel This Mortal Boy, based on the true story of a young Northern Irishman, Albert Black, who emigrated to Wellington in 1953 to seek work. Just two years later at the age of 20 he was facing the prospect of execution by hanging after an incident in a café that led him to be described as the ‘Jukebox Killer’. Some people just dread Shakespeare; they never 'bond' with him. Sean Allsop has always felt alienated by The Bard whilst simultaneously feeling that maybe he is missing out. So we sent him along to the home of authentic Shakespeare productions - London's Globe Theatre - to ask the experts and find out how a novice should approach Shakespeare for the first time with a production of Henry IV part 1. Kinetic art pioneer Carlos Cruz-Diez has died in Paris at the age of 95 Presenter: Samira Ahmed, Producer: Oliver Jones…read more

99 Horrible Histories, Barbara Strozzi at 400, Barney Norris, V&A and Extinction Rebellion2019-07-26 18:55:00
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100 Oklahoma!, Audience behaviour, Mercury Prize shortlist2019-07-25 19:04:00
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