Daljit Nagra, Atkinson Grimshaw
With John Wilson, including an interview with the poet Daljit Nagra, who won the 2007 Forward Poetry Prize for the best first collection. His new book, Tippoo Sultan's Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!!, takes its title from an automaton in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The artist Atkinson Grimshaw 1836-1893 made his name painting moonlit city street scenes and dockyards in London, Leeds and Glasgow. Jane Sellars discusses the exhibition she has curated in Harrogate which explores the range of his art, including a nude image of the actress who became his model, and his early Pre-Raphaelite influenced landscapes.
As the Tete a Tete Opera Festival stages a series of works which address the effects of war, the impact of the closure of schools on communities, and the environment, composers Gary Carpenter and Mario Ferraro discuss creating opera with a message.
Producer Robyn Read.