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Endings and Beginnings

Arts journalist and broadcaster Marie-Louise Muir reflects on the mysteries of the creative process, asking whether there are inevitable points in our lives when we expect our creative drive to feel exhausted - our best thoughts and ideas to be done - or whether there's always a possibility of renewal.

With a selection of music from David Bowie, Tracey Thorn and Leos Janacek, and extracts from the writings of Seamus Heaney, Brian Friel and Margaret Atwood.

Produced by Rachel Hooper.
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 26 May 2013 23:30


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