141 Conductor Karina Canellakis, a review of Channel 4 drama series I Am... and the director of cricket documentary The Edge2019-07-17 19:00:00
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142 Philip Glass and Phelim McDermott, Political knitting, Black women in theatre, Statues of performers2019-07-16 19:02:00
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143 Dominic Dromgoole, new theatres, Karina Ramage2019-07-15 19:03:00
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144 Deborah Moggach, Elsinore computer game, Ivo van Hove, Can high notes shatter glass?2019-07-12 18:56:00
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145 Pavarotti documentary, Wendell Berry, Port Eliot Festival closure, How our attitudes are reflected in culture2019-07-11 19:03:00
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146 Peter Gynt, how to listen to opera, The Left Behind, Rip Torn2019-07-10 18:54:00
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147 Cressida Cowell, the new children's laureate; Cherie Blair goes into film2019-07-09 19:05:00
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148 Isata Kanneh-Mason plays Clara Schumann, Dark Money, Tree authorship row2019-07-08 19:09:00
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149 Olly Alexander, Midsommar, Britain's First Female Artists, Leon Kossoff obituary2019-07-05 18:58:00
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150 Manchester International Festival2019-07-04 19:02:00
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151 Chanya Button on Vita & Virginia, Michael Frayn's Noises Off, Mental health in gaming, Ode to Joy2019-07-03 18:55:00
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152 Howard Jacobson; Othello Remixed; Museum of the Year shortlister - St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff2019-07-02 18:55:00
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153 Cornelia Funke, V&A Dundee, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck2019-07-01 18:55:00
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154 Todd Douglas Miller, 50 years of queer books, Cultural and political memes2019-06-28 19:03:00
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155 Kate Atkinson, YA fiction controversy, Queer writing in the noughties2019-06-27 18:56:00
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156 In Fabric, Queer books of the '90s, HMS Caroline, A forgotten female script2019-06-26 19:09:00
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157 British-Vietnamese playwright Tuyen Do, Cindy Sherman exhibition, Michael Jackson 10 years on, Queer Books - the 80s2019-06-25 19:05:00
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158 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019, 50 years of queer books, Museum of the Year nominee Pitt Rivers2019-06-24 19:00:00
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159 Richard Curtis's Film Yesterday, a summer solstice poem, Bradford Literature Festival protests2019-06-21 19:05:00
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160 Lee Krasner, Ben Platt, Chasing Rainbows2019-06-20 19:11:00
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Lee Krasner, Ben Platt, Chasing Rainbows

Ben Platt has been acting or singing for most of his life, and after winning critical acclaim, and a Tony for the title role in Dear Evan Hansen, and also for playing the loveable, if quirky, Benji, in Pitch Perfect, he’s now shed his characters and written his debut album, very much from the heart. He tells Shahidha why he felt compelled to write an autobiographical album and why it was important not to hetero-wash it. American artist Lee Krasner was a true innovator working with bold colours in an abstract expressionist style from the 1940s onwards. She struggled to find recognition in her own lifetime, working mainly in the shadow of her husband Jackson Pollock. As the Barbican in London holds a huge retrospective of Krasner’s work, Shahidha asks the artist’s biographer and friend Gail Levin and art critic Jacky Klein how far this exhibition goes to give Krasner the recognition she deserves. Shahidha visits Hoxton Hall, a beautiful old music hall in East London to talk to the makers of Chasing Rainbows, a new play about a pioneering black, female astronaut. It’s fictional but inspired by a real space engineer and in it, Oneness Sankara explores the impact of the astronaut's determination to fly in space on her daughter. Donna Berlin, who plays the spacewoman, spends the performance recreating weightlessness. Shahidha finds out how this is done, talking to the actors, director, writer and an aerialist. Presenter: Shahidha Bari Producer: Harry Parker…read more