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25/03/2010

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Thursday 25 March 2010

David Byrne is about to release Here Lies Love, a concept album about Imelda Marcos, a song cycle which he co-wrote with Fatboy Slim. He tells Kirsty Lang about the inspiration for the project and some of the unlikely facts he learned about Imelda.

Award-winning crime writer Dreda Say Mitchell reviews Perrier's Bounty, a comedy crime thriller set in Dublin, starring Cillian Murphy, Jim Broadbent and Brendan Gleeson.

The Million's Poet is a televised poetry competition which airs live weekly across the Arab world, broadcast from Abu Dhabi. It takes the form of an X Factor-style talent competition, and one of its most hotly-tipped contestants is a Saudi woman who has caused controversy by attacking hard-line Muslim clerics in her poetry. Journalist Ibrahim Khayat talks to Kirsty, from Dubai, about the hype and controversy surrounding the programme and its star.

Britain's leading cultural and heritage organisations have combined forces to produce a document, Cultural Capital: A Manifesto For The Future. Sir Nick Hytner, artistic director of The National Theatre, explains to Kirsty Lang how investing in culture and heritage can help Britain's social and economic recovery from recession.

Writer and academic Kathryn Hughes reviews a new interactive exhibition at Kensington Palace in which the royal residence is brought to life by a series of avant-garde installations, theatrical performances and specially-commissioned dresses by designers including Vivienne Westwood.

Chapters

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  • PERRIER'S BOUNTY

    Crime writer Dreda Say Mitchell reviews Perrier's Bounty, a comedy crime thriller set in Dublin .

  • DAVID BYRNE

    David Byrne talks about Here Lies Love, a concept album about Imelda Marcos which he co-wrote with Fatboy Slim.

  • INVESTING IN THE ARTS

    Sir Nick Hytner explains how investing in the arts can help Britain's social and economic recovery.

  • THE ENCHANTED PALACE

    Review of the new interactive exhibition at Kensington Palace in which the royal residence is brought to life by avant-garde installations and theatrical performances.

  • THE MILLON'S POET

    Ibrahim Khayat talks to Kirsty from Dubai about the hype and controversy surrounding the X Factor style programme and its star.

  • DAVID BYRNE

    The Here Lies Love CD is available 3rd April on the Nonesuch label.

    Photo Credit: Chris Buck.

    David Byrne Journal
  • PERRIER'S BOUNTY

    PERRIER'S BOUNTY

    Perrier's Bounty is released nationwide on Friday 26 April, Certificate 15.

  • KENSINGTON PALACE

    KENSINGTON PALACE

    The Enchanted Palace opens at Kensington Palace, London, on Friday 26 March.

    Enchanted Palace

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