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04/09/2009

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Friday 04 September 2009

Bidisha joins Kirsty Lang to review Fish Tank, the new film from acclaimed writer and director of CCTV thriller Red Road, Andrea Arnold. Set on a council estate in Barking, London, the film follows the story of 15-year-old Mia, whose life changes when her mother brings home a new boyfriend.

Kirsty talks to violinist Daniel Hope, who has been described as 'the most exciting British string player since Jacqueline du Pre', as he premieres a new violin concerto by the Master of the Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, at the Proms.

The designers behind two of the biggest forthcoming fireworks displays, at the Edinburgh International Festival and London's Thames Festival, discuss the use of music in pyrotechnic shows and if firework designers should be treated as artists.

Plus a review of Trevor Griffiths's new play about the extraordinary life of Thomas Paine, author of The Rights of Man and participant in the French and American revolutions, which opens at Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London, marking the 200th anniversary of Paine's death.

  • Katie Jarvis as Mia in FISH TANK - Photographer: Holly Horner

    Fish Tank is on general release on 11 September, certificate 15.

  • Fireworks

    The Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert, finale to the Edinburgh International Festival is on Sunday 6 September at 9pm and

    The Thames Festival fireworks display is on Sunday 13 September 2009 at 9.45pm above the River Thames between Waterloo & Blackfriars Bridges, London.

  • Daniel Hope

    Daniel Hope performs Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' Violin Concerto No.2 'Fiddler on the Shore' at the Proms on Tuesday 8 September at 7pm which you can hear live on BBC Radio 3. He performs music from Theresienstadt at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall on 30 September.

  • A New World: A Life of Thomas Paine

    A New World: A Life of Thomas Paine runs at Shakespeare’s Globe in London until 9th October.

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