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Yoko Ono's art; Bruce Willis in Lay the Favourite

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 18 June 2012

With Kirsty Lang,

A major Yoko Ono exhibition called To The Light opens this week with art installations, films with soundtracks by John Lennon, a maze and a room in which you're invited to record your smile. Writer Iain Sinclair gives his verdict.

Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta Jones star in Stephen Frears' new film comedy, Lay the Favourite, set in the world of Las Vegas sports gambling. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews.

The British Paraorchestra has been founded by conductor Charles Hazlewood to showcase disabled musicians, aiming to end the limitations placed on them, not by their physical ability but by lack of opportunity. Kirsty attended a rehearsal, to meet members of the orchestra.

Pia Juul is a leading Danish literary author whose new book The Murder of Halland opens with a woman answering the door to be greeted with the words 'I am arresting you for the murder of your husband...'. Pia Juul discusses her crime-novel-with-a-difference, and her portrayal of one woman's grief as she comes to terms with her partner's death.

Producer Claire Bartleet.

Chapters

4 items
  • Yoko Ono

    • Yoko Ono

      Writer Iain Sinclair reviews a Yoko Ono retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery

  • The British Paraorchestra

  • Lay the Favourite

    • Lay the Favourite

      Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews Lay the Favourite, directed by Stephen Frears

  • Pia Juul

    • Pia Juul

      Best selling Danish author Pia Juul talks about her new book The Murder of Halland

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