81 A Fantastic Woman, playing drunk, Lewis Gilbert and paintings under paintings2018-02-27 20:05:00
Listen
Listen
82 The Assassination of Gianni Versace, All Too Human exhibition, Debut novelist Mick Kitson2018-02-26 20:05:00
Listen
Listen
83 Red Sparrow, Adapting novels for the stage, Neanderthal art2018-02-23 20:13:00
Listen
Listen
84 Tracey Thorn, Rival Biographers, Image Licensing, Stormzy2018-02-22 20:05:00
Listen
Listen
85 Carey Mulligan, Spoiler Alert!, Mosaic and the Death of the Lead Guitar2018-02-21 20:01:00
Listen
Listen
86 I, Tonya; Robin Cousins on the art of ice skating; Jess Kidd2018-02-20 20:07:00
Listen
Listen
87 Suffrage art and a celebration of female artists2018-02-19 20:07:00
Listen
Listen
88 Art in response to trauma: Louise Allen and Maude Julien2018-02-16 19:47:00
Listen
Listen
89 Ruth Wilson on Dark River, Cal McCrystal on ENO's Iolanthe, Creative Scotland funding decisions2018-02-15 19:55:00
Listen
Listen
90 Greta Gerwig, Opportunities for disabled actors, National Short Story Award2018-02-14 20:00:00
Listen
Listen
91 The Shape of Water, Terracotta Warriors, Samira Ahmed, RuPaul's Drag Race2018-02-13 20:18:00
Listen
Listen
92 Bob Geldof on WB Yeats, The Fifty Shades phenomenon, Julian Rowlands & the Santiago Quartet2018-02-12 20:35:00
Listen
Listen
93 Chadwick Boseman, The Black Panther, Shakespeare for Children, Welsh Music - In Welsh2018-02-09 20:06:00
Listen
Listen
94 David Hare on Collateral, Carmen, John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury2018-02-08 20:34:00
Listen
Listen
95 Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, Irish Women Writers, Vaseem Khan2018-02-07 20:04:00
Listen
Listen
96 Mica Paris, Ethics of Arts Funding, Jim Crace2018-02-06 20:08:00
Listen
Listen

Mica Paris, Ethics of Arts Funding, Jim Crace

As artists back photographer Nan Goldin's call to hold arts patrons the Sackler family to account over the US opioid crisis, we discuss the ethics of funding the arts. Soul singer Mica Paris talks about her current projects exploring the life and work of legendary jazz pioneer Ella Fitzgerald, and performs live in the studio. Jim Crace has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker prize. He talks to John about his new novel The Melody. Set in an unnamed town on the Mediterranean, its main character is a composer facing loneliness as a recent widower. The novel, Jim Crace says, has its roots in seeing child foragers on a rubbish dump in India. And to mark the centenary of some women being granted the vote in 1918 we hear the poem Suffragette written by Jan Dean. It's from the anthology Reaching the Stars which contains poems about extraordinary women and girls. Presenter : John Wilson Producer : Dymphna Flynn.…read more

97 Mike Bartlett on Trauma, Cornelia Parker, Val McDermid2018-02-05 19:59:00
Listen
Listen
98 Nicola Benedetti, Winchester, Reading Europe: Russia2018-02-02 20:01:00
Listen
Listen
99 Simple Minds, Phantom Thread, Napoleon Disrobed, Alex La Guma2018-02-01 20:04:00
Listen
Listen
100 Fiddler on the Roof lyricist, how musicals have evolved since 'Fiddler', Olafur Eliasson2018-01-31 20:03:00
Listen
Listen