Atlantics, Scheherazade and 1001 Nights, Political parties' arts manifestos
Atlantics is a Senegalese supernatural romantic drama directed by Mati Diop. She made history when the film premiered at Cannes, becoming the first black woman to direct a film featured In Competition at the festival. Atlantics went on to win the Grand Prix. Be Manzani reviews.
Now that the political parties have released their manifestos, the BBC’s arts editor Will Gompertz, and Kieran Yates, journalist and author who writes about culture and politics, assess the parties’ planned commitment to investing in arts and culture.
Poets Ruth Padel and Daljit Nagra discuss the continuing lure of Scheherazade, the legendary enchantress from One Thousand and One Nights ahead of a performance of Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherazade by the City of London Sinfonia at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. The performance will include specially commissioned poetry by both poets, inspired by Rimsky Korsakov's music.
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