Charles Saumarez Smith of the Royal Academy of Arts

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Sian Williams and Richard Coles meet Charles Saumarez Smith of the Royal Academy of Arts.

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Sat 27 Jul 2013 09:00

STUDIO GUEST :: CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH

STUDIO GUEST :: CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH

The Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts Charles Saumarez Smith talks about the Summer Exhibition  which features more than a thousand works from Britain’s most renowned artists to unknown amateurs.

THE THING ABOUT ME :: THE SUN

THE THING ABOUT ME :: THE SUN

Dr Helen Mason is a solar physicist at the University of Cambridge and has spent her academic career studying the sun.

 

Find out how the sun looks today from the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory.

BECOMING A LIFE DRAWING MODEL IN RETIREMENT :: ANGELA PLATER

BECOMING A LIFE DRAWING MODEL IN RETIREMENT ::  ANGELA PLATER

After retiring from a stressful job in social care, Angela Plater decided to become a life drawing model.  Her first sitting was for photographer Rankin and she talks to Richard and Sian about finding a new creative direction later in life.

Discover more about getting involved in art and where to find your nearest life drawing class here

Photo credit: David Kretschmer

TRAVEL :: CROOK HALL GARDENS

TRAVEL :: CROOK HALL GARDENS
John McCarthy visits the 13th century Grade I listed Medieval Crook Hall and Gardens in Durham.

I CAN HEAR MY EYES MOVE :: JULIE REDFERN

I CAN HEAR MY EYES MOVE :: JULIE REDFERN

Julie Redfern from Burnley can hear her eyeballs move. It’s part of a condition called Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome, which means the temporal bone that covers part of her inner ear has holes in it causing sound within her body to be amplified.

She’s had an operation on her right ear to reduce the noise that she hears but can’t wait for the second operation on her left ear.

INHERITANCE TRACKS :: MARIA FRIEDMAN

INHERITANCE TRACKS :: MARIA FRIEDMAN

Olivier award-winning musical performer Maria Friedman shares the track she inherited, the theme from ‘Peter and the Wolf’, by Prokofiev, and the track she’s passing on ‘Bess, You Is My Woman Now’, from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

I BOUGHT MY OWN CAR :: DAVID MEAKIN

I BOUGHT MY OWN CAR :: DAVID MEAKIN

David was looking to buy an old car and ended up buying his first car, an Austin 10,nearly 50 years after trading it in. He tracked it down to a farm in Sussex and persuaded the owner to sell it back to him.

STUDIO PHOTO :: RICHARD, CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH, ANGELA PLATER AND SIAN

STUDIO PHOTO :: RICHARD, CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH, ANGELA PLATER AND SIAN

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSian Williams
PresenterRichard Coles
Interviewed GuestCharles Saumarez Smith

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