1 Theatres in pink, David Pickard on the BBC Proms, Friday Review on Hamilton, Decolonising arts curriculum in school2020-07-03 19:05:00
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2 The Secrets She Keeps, Fyzal Boulifa, Urdu poetry in Bradford2020-07-02 19:15:00
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3 Director Werner Herzog, actor Danny Sapani, Watford bookclub2020-07-01 19:06:00
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4 The Arts in Crisis2020-06-30 19:31:00
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5 Kevin Kwan, Annilese Miskimmon of ENO, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley2020-06-29 18:57:00
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6 Michael Palin, The Last of Us Part II reviewed, Anthony Thwaite, Rethink - Nicola Triscott, Roadmap to Reopening Theatres2020-06-26 19:04:00
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7 Crisis in theatre, Stuart Evers new novel, Eurovision the film, Bristol’s Colston statue2020-06-25 19:28:00
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8 Griselda Pollock2020-06-24 19:00:00
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9 Rethink The Arts2020-06-23 19:03:00
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10 Talking Heads, Jarvis Cocker, Thomas Clay2020-06-22 18:59:00
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11 Rebel Wilson, Ian Holm remembered, Bob Dylan, The Luminaries2020-06-19 19:11:00
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12 Vera Lynn remembered, guitarist Sean Shibe, PlacePrints audio plays reviewed, Poetry from Alison Brackenbury2020-06-18 19:04:00
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13 Judd Apatow, Carnegie and Greenaway Medals for children's literature, job losses in theatre, Alison Brackenbury2020-06-17 19:46:00
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14 Jean Toomer's Cane adapted, Bloomsday, Alison Brackenbury, Museums in lockdown2020-06-16 19:24:00
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15 Tracey Emin, Alison Brackenbury, Book Covers2020-06-15 18:54:00
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16 The Salisbury Poisonings, Víkingur Ólafsson, Walter Scott Prize, Pilgrims2020-06-12 19:10:00
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17 Simon Bird, Whiteness, Ruth Patterson, Tony Walsh2020-06-11 21:45:00
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18 Robert Lindsay, Tony Hall, How to make a new musical2020-06-10 19:05:00
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19 Spike Lee; Hope Mirrlees' Paris - A Poem; and are we being more creative in lockdown?2020-06-09 19:06:00
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20 Michaela Coel, The Comedy Women in Print Prize, Bristol's Colston statue2020-06-08 19:05:00
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Michaela Coel, The Comedy Women in Print Prize, Bristol's Colston statue

Michaela Coel, the double-BAFTA winning actor/writer/director of the TV series Chewing Gum, discusses her new show I May Destroy You, a 12-parter telling a story about one young woman’s date rape and her attempt to piece together what happened to her. Yesterday in Bristol the statue of Edward Colston, who made his fortune from slavery, was noosed, pulled from its plinth, dragged and rolled through the streets of Bristol and dumped in the harbour. We hear a personal account from local artist and journalist Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley who was there. Jasmine reflects on the event and its meaning and writer Ekow Eshun, who is chair of the committee that commissions the art that goes on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, further considers the cultural significance of the toppling of the statue, and what should now happen to the remains. Today the shortlist for the UK and Ireland’s only awards to shine a light on funny writing by women - The Comedy Women in Print Prize – has been announced. It’s the award’s second year and the shortlisted stories demonstrate the unique way humour can tackle hard-hitting subjects such as mental health, addiction and gender discrimination. Kirsty is joined by one of the panel of judges, comedian Lolly Adefope. Presenter Kirsty Lang Producer Simon Richardson Studio Manager Matilda Macari Main image: Michaela Coel as Arabella in BBC1's I May Destroy You series Image credit: BBC/Various Artist Ltd and FALKNA Productions /Natalie Seery…read more