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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Vera Lynn remembered, guitarist Sean Shibe, PlacePrints audio plays reviewed, Poetry from Alison Brackenbury

We mark the passing of Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart, whose songs helped raise morale in World War Two. After Dame Vera's death, aged 103, was announced today, composer and author Neil Brand explores her unique musical gifts. Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe's critically acclaimed work brings a new approach to the classical guitar by experimenting with instruments and repertoire. His new album Bach: Pour La Luth Ò Cembal, featuring works written for the lute but played on guitar, is number one in the Official Specialist Classical Chart. PlacePrints is a series of audio plays by David Rudkin invoking the hidden stories imprinted on ten different locations around the UK, and spanning time from the Stone Age to the present day. Jack McNamara, director of theatre company New Perspectives, has been recording these vignettes over four years with actors including Josie Lawrence, Toby Jones, Stephen Rea, Juliet Stevenson and Michael Pennington. Theatre critic Susannah Clapp reviews this ambitious endeavour. Alison Brackenbury is Front Row’s poet-in-residence this week taking inspiration from her travels around the country. Wherever she goes Alison visits museums and galleries. Their current closure this has inspired her to write new poems about some of the museums she has visited, and so, imaginatively, open them up. Today she takes us back to the 16th century and to Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Here Mary, Queen of Scots, witnessed her husband murder her secretary, and confronted John Knox who objected to rule by ‘the monstrous regiment of women’. Presenter: John Wilson Studio Manager: Matilda Macari Producer: Simon Richardson Main image: Dame Vera Lynn…read more

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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