101 Rokia Traoré, Bill Buford on Granta, artworks in political posters2019-05-03 19:02:00
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102 Small Island, Chernobyl, Poet Laureate, Obamas2019-05-02 18:59:00
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103 Leonardo da Vinci 500th Anniversary, Salvator Mundi2019-05-01 19:01:00
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104 John Singleton remembered, Afghanistan's music scene, Tolkien reviewed, the effect of music on the brain2019-04-30 18:58:00
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105 Les Murray remembered, Women's Prize For Fiction shortlist, Kubrick exhibition, Captain Corelli on stage2019-04-29 19:02:00
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106 The Avengers phenomenon, Linda Grant, Adapting Ibsen for today2019-04-26 19:06:00
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107 The Cranberries, The Art Fund Museum of the Year shortlist, Cultural Repatriation2019-04-25 18:53:00
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108 The Looming Tower, Birdsong in the charts, 18-certificate films2019-04-24 19:13:00
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109 Adeel Akhtar, Artist Doris Hatt, Joe Orton2019-04-23 19:14:00
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110 A Celebration of the Pub in Culture2019-04-22 19:00:00
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A Celebration of the Pub in Culture

We consider the connection between the public house and the arts. Why do pubs make such great settings, provide so much inspiration and serve as great venues for the arts? Al Murray ponders the longevity of his pub landlord and what this character allows him to explore about Britishness, as literary journalist Suzi Feay considers the representation of pubs in books and TV. Musician Eliza Carthy remembers her first ever public performance in The Bay Hotel in Robin Hood’s Bay, where she was a regular at the folk club there, while crime novelist David Mark tells us how he finds inspiration from the host of intriguing characters he meets down his local, the Samson Inn in Gilsland, Cumbria. But, as pubs continue to be in decline – 25% of pubs have closed since 2001 - we consider how some hostelries are reinventing themselves as cultural destinations. Dawn Badland runs The Inn Crowd, a project which supports rural pubs to host spoken word performances, and Adam Lacey is manager of The Old Joint Stock, a Birmingham pub with its own 100 seater theatre. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Hannah Robins…read more

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112 Saxophonist Jess Gillam, war poster artist Abram Games, author Tayari Jones2019-04-18 19:35:00
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113 Beyoncé, Madonna, West Side Story, Children's Literature2019-04-17 19:25:00
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114 Notre-Dame de Paris, Roger McGough, Chimerica2019-04-16 19:06:00
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115 Andrew Scott, Maggie Smith's new play reviewed, William Eggleston2019-04-15 19:03:00
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116 The Work, Life and Legacy of Poet Seamus Heaney2019-04-12 19:07:00
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117 Jenny Saville, Laura van der Heijden, The art of the deadline2019-04-11 19:03:00
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118 Composer Gavin Bryars, Isabella Hammad, Opera singers sing pop2019-04-10 19:00:00
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119 Useful Art, Embodying Ruskin, National Theatre for Northern Ireland? Unicorn Store2019-04-09 19:55:00
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120 Munch at British Museum, Neil Jordan - Greta, Legacy of Game Of Thrones, What makes a great ending to a TV series?2019-04-08 18:58:00
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