1 Katori Hall; cinema after lockdown; Linton Kwesi Johnson; documenting empty arts spaces2020-07-08 19:54:00
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2 Rufus Wainwright, Neil Mendoza, Tate Bursaries, Ringo at 802020-07-07 19:02:00
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3 Funding for the arts, Wayne McGregor, Ennio Morricone2020-07-06 18:57:00
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4 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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5 The Secrets She Keeps, Fyzal Boulifa, Urdu poetry in Bradford2020-07-02 19:15:00
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6 Director Werner Herzog, actor Danny Sapani, Watford bookclub2020-07-01 19:06:00
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7 The Arts in Crisis2020-06-30 19:31:00
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8 Kevin Kwan, Annilese Miskimmon of ENO, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley2020-06-29 18:57:00
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9 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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10 Crisis in theatre, Stuart Evers new novel, Eurovision the film, Bristol’s Colston statue2020-06-25 19:28:00
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11 Griselda Pollock2020-06-24 19:00:00
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12 Rethink The Arts2020-06-23 19:03:00
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13 Talking Heads, Jarvis Cocker, Thomas Clay2020-06-22 18:59:00
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14 Rebel Wilson, Ian Holm remembered, Bob Dylan, The Luminaries2020-06-19 19:11:00
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15 Vera Lynn remembered, guitarist Sean Shibe, PlacePrints audio plays reviewed, Poetry from Alison Brackenbury2020-06-18 19:04:00
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16 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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17 Jean Toomer's Cane adapted, Bloomsday, Alison Brackenbury, Museums in lockdown2020-06-16 19:24:00
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18 Tracey Emin, Alison Brackenbury, Book Covers2020-06-15 18:54:00
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19 The Salisbury Poisonings, Víkingur Ólafsson, Walter Scott Prize, Pilgrims2020-06-12 19:10:00
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20 Simon Bird, Whiteness, Ruth Patterson, Tony Walsh2020-06-11 21:45:00
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Simon Bird, Whiteness, Ruth Patterson, Tony Walsh

It’s as the clever but put-upon Will Mackenzie in The Inbetweeners or the elder son Adam in Friday Night Dinner that Simon Bird has come to public attention but now the star of these successful sitcoms has stepped behind the cameras to direct his first feature film. Simon joins Front Row to discuss Days of the Bagnold Summer. The death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minnesota Police has led to worldwide protests and calls for the end of systemic racism. What part can white artists and writers play to illuminate a subject that so many white people find difficult to understand and address? Playwright and performer Professor Eliza Bent, and writer and author Professor Jess Row discuss the subject of Whiteness and how it obscures racism. Musicians have been deeply affected by the loss of concerts, shows, and tours but an overlooked area has been Artist-In-Residencies programmes which many of our national music institutions offer to musicians for their career development. Ruth Patterson, lead singer of Newcastle-based folk-rock band Holy Moly & The Crackers, was an Artist-In-Residence at Sage Gateshead this year to enable her to develop as a solo performer. She joins Front Row to discuss her debut single as a singer-songwriter, performing as a musician in wheelchair, and she’ll be singing live on the show. As the lockdown eases for some next week, those heading into Manchester city centre will see posters featuring a new poem by Tony Walsh, aka Longfella, called The Sum of Us. Tony came to public attention with the poem, This Is The Place, that he performed in the city in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing. He joins Front Row to talk about the new work and perform an extract from it. Presenter: Katie Popperwell Producer: Ekene Akalawu…read more