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The Culture Show returns with a programme presented by Verity Sharp from the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. In 2010, the festival pays tribute to Nick Drake, 35 years since his death at just 26. He's now recognized as one of the 20th century's most influential singer-songwriters.

Andrew Graham Dixon travels to Philadelphia's Museum of Art to see the retrospective of Arshile Gorky prior to its opening at the Tate Modern in February 2010. A seminal figure in abstract expressionism, Gorky stands alongside Rothko, Pollock and de Kooning in transforming American art.

There is also an interview with Gaby Sidibe, the young star of controversial movie Precious which is released later this month, and a look at a new play by the National Theatre of Scotland, Long Gone Lonesome, which celebrates the life of crofter Thomas Fraser and his remarkable country/blues music only recently discovered, almost 25 years after his death.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 21 Jan 2010 23:20

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterVerity Sharp
ProducerPauline Law

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