1/5 Michele Roberts walks through Poznan and is reminded of Persephone, goddess of spring.
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5/5 Art historian Martin Gayford recalls visiting the London studio of painter Euan Uglow.
4/5 Art historian Martin Gayford describes spending a week observing artist Patrick Heron.
3/5 Art historian Martin Gayford recalls visiting artist Robert Rauschenberg.
2/5 Art historian Martin Gayford meets the 'grandmother of performance art', Marina Abramovic.
1/5 Art historian Martin Gayford recalls visiting the great photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
5/5 Radio 3 presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch celebrates 12th-century composer Hildegard of Bingen.
4/5 Radio 3 presenter Martin Handley celebrates English composer Malcolm Arnold.
3/5 Radio 3 presenter Lucie Skeaping celebrates Shakespeare's contemporary Thomas Ravenscroft.
2/5 Radio 3 presenter Tom Service celebrates the music of Scots-inspired composer Arnold Bax.
1/5 Sarah Walker celebrates English experimentalist composer John White.
5/5 Poet and author Tolu Ogunlesi asks if young people in Lagos can relate to the Commonwealth
4/5 Writer Farah Ghuznavi explains why she no longer sees the Commonwealth as an irrelevance.
3/5 Author Noah Richler asks if Canada still needs ties like the Commonwealth.
2/5 Historian Fakir Aijazuddin on Pakistan's chequered relationship with the Commonwealth.
1/5 Exploring the Commonwealth's history. Has it made a difference and does it have a future?
5/5 Susanna Frankel recalls a brilliant white shirt on the cover of an LP by Patti Smith. (R)
4/5 Antonia Quirke on the coat worn by Richard Burton in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. (R)
1/5 Julian Barnes on an unforgettable hat in Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary. (R)