Tate Liverpool's Exploring the Unseen, Ben Okri and Joanne Harris, Fortnite Battle Royale, Universal Love album
Tate Liverpool's arts handler Ken Simons has just retired after working there since its opening 30 years ago. To mark his retirement, Tate have allowed him to curate his own exhibition, Exploring the Unseen, using works from the Tate collection. He explains how he chose the 30 works - one for each of his years at the gallery.
As Audible launches three new podcasts featuring original short stories written exclusively for audio, Ben Okri, Booker prize-winning writer of The Famished Road, joins bestselling author of Chocolat, Joanne Harris, to discuss the particular challenges and joys of writing to be read aloud, and to consider the impact of the increasing availability of audio content on the popularity of short-form fiction.
Fortnite Battle Royale, the online game which puts 100 players onto an island to battle it out, has become one of the world's biggest games attracting over 45 million players since launching six months ago. Games journalist Louise Blain accounts for its appeal.
A new compilation EP that features versions of traditional wedding songs for same-sex couples has been released. Universal Love features six tracks that have been given a same-sex twist , including Bob Dylan who has re-recorded the 1929 song She's Funny That Way, changing it to He's Funny That Way and Bloc Party's Kele Okereke who sings The Temptations' My Girl (Guy). Singer-songwriter Tom Robinson explores the problem of pronouns in love songs.
Presenter Stig Abell
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