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The White Tiger, the TS Eliot Prize shortlist, sculptor Denise Dutton BBC Radio 4
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The White Tiger, the TS Eliot Prize shortlist, sculptor Denise Dutton

The White Tiger is a new Netflix film based on Aravind Adiga’s 2008 Booker Prize-winning novel, directed by...

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It's a Sin, how Aids has been depicted in culture, Glastonbury Festival cancellation, London International Mime Festival BBC Radio 4
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It's a Sin, how Aids has been depicted in culture, Glastonbury Festival cancellation, London International Mime Festival

After weeks of speculation, we heard today that the 2021 Glastonbury festival is to be cancelled amidst uncertainly...

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Schubert's Winterreise, novelist Olivia Sudjic, new US administration and the arts, performers' travel post-Brexit BBC Radio 4
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Schubert's Winterreise, novelist Olivia Sudjic, new US administration and the arts, performers' travel post-Brexit

Singers Roderick Williams and David Webb discuss Schubert’s celebrated 1827 song-cycle Winterreise, about a man...

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Patricia Highsmith centenary, Caroline Shaw, Baby Done comedy reviewed BBC Radio 4
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Patricia Highsmith centenary, Caroline Shaw, Baby Done comedy reviewed

John is joined by composer, vocalist, violinist and producer Caroline Shaw – the youngest ever winner of the...

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Ashley Walters makes his directorial debut BBC Radio 4
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Ashley Walters makes his directorial debut

English rapper, songwriter and actor Ashley Walters has now turned his hand to directing with a short film called...

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Music festivals, Keeley Hawes, WandaVision reviewed BBC Radio 4
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Music festivals, Keeley Hawes, WandaVision reviewed

What will happen with music festivals this year? For Front Row, DJ Emily Dust talks to some of those involved....

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Stardust, The world's oldest painting, Jenni Fagan, Arts Students BBC Radio 4
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Stardust, The world's oldest painting, Jenni Fagan, Arts Students

Stardust is the new film about David Bowie’s promotional tour of the United States in 1971 during which he...

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Drag kings, Courttia Newland, wintry podcasts BBC Radio 4
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Drag kings, Courttia Newland, wintry podcasts

As RuPaul’s Drag Race UK returns for a second season and the US series welcomes its first trans man as a...

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Regina King, classical music for kids, Northern Irish literature BBC Radio 4
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Regina King, classical music for kids, Northern Irish literature

Oscar winning actress Regina King tells Kirsty about her debut film as a director, One Night in Miami, inspired by...

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Regina King, classical music for kids, Northern Irish literature BBC Radio 4
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Regina King, classical music for kids, Northern Irish literature

Oscar winning actress Regina King tells Kirsty about her debut film as a director, One Night in Miami, inspired by...

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Ben Okri, The Pembrokeshire Murders, Michael Berkeley BBC Radio 4
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Ben Okri, The Pembrokeshire Murders, Michael Berkeley

Ben Okri published his poem 'Grenfell Tower, June 2017' in the Financial Times a few days after the inferno. On...

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We commemorate the fifth anniversary of David Bowie's death and consider his continuing musical influence and legacy BBC Radio 4
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We commemorate the fifth anniversary of David Bowie's death and consider his continuing musical influence and legacy

Five years ago, on 10th Jan 2016, David Bowie died, just two days after his 69th birthday. To mark the anniversary,...

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BBC Sound of 2021 Winner Pa Salieu, Finnish TV drama, Natasha Farrant BBC Radio 4
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BBC Sound of 2021 Winner Pa Salieu, Finnish TV drama, Natasha Farrant

Pa Salieu, the Gambian-British artist from Coventry, has been named as the winner of the BBC Sound of 2021. His...

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Lee Lawrence, the impact of Brexit on classical music, Twelfth Night tradition at Theatre Royal Drury Lane BBC Radio 4
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Lee Lawrence, the impact of Brexit on classical music, Twelfth Night tradition at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

On 28th September 1985 Lee Lawrence’s mother Cherry Groce was shot by police during an armed raid on her...

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The Great, Eavan Boland, the origin of the blues BBC Radio 4
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The Great, Eavan Boland, the origin of the blues

The Great, a new ahistorical comedy from The Favourite writer Tony McNamara arrives on Channel 4 this month....

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Dante's Divine Comedy 700 years on with Katya Adler; Costa Book Awards category winners BBC Radio 4
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Dante's Divine Comedy 700 years on with Katya Adler; Costa Book Awards category winners

Suzannah Lipscomb, Chair of Judges for the Costa Book Awards 2020, joins us to reveal exclusively the winners in each...

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Art that brightened the year - violinist Tasmin Little, Baillie Gifford winner Craig Brown, actress Rochenda Sandall BBC Radio 4
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Art that brightened the year - violinist Tasmin Little, Baillie Gifford winner Craig Brown, actress Rochenda Sandall

Front Row celebrates some of the art that brightened a dark year. British violinist Tasmin Little has hung up her...

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Evelyn Glennie, The Serpent's Tom Shankland, chosen families in culture BBC Radio 4
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Evelyn Glennie, The Serpent's Tom Shankland, chosen families in culture

The family you choose, rather than the family you’re born into, is fertile territory for writers. From Henry V,...

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Pianist Lang Lang on Bach's Goldberg Variations BBC Radio 4
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Pianist Lang Lang on Bach's Goldberg Variations

The pianist Lang Lang this year released his first recording of Bach's 1741 keyboard masterpiece, Goldberg...

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A poetry edition, with Simon Armitage, Vanessa Kisuule, Anthony Anaxagorou, Em Power, Anna Selby, Daphne Astor, talki... BBC Radio 4
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A poetry edition, with Simon Armitage, Vanessa Kisuule, Anthony Anaxagorou, Em Power, Anna Selby, Daphne Astor, talki...

The pandemic is having a profound impact on the arts. But you don't need to go anywhere, involve other people or need...

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