From Derry-Londonderry, UK City of Culture 2013

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Mark Lawson presents a special programme from Derry~Londonderry, UK City of Culture 2013.

This year's Turner Prize for contemporary art is on show in Derry~Londonderry and features artists Tino Sehgal, Laure Prouvost, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. David Shrigley and Laure Prouvost discuss their work and critic Philip Hensher delivers his verdict on the show.

Derry-based writer Jennifer Johnston was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for her novel Shadows on Our Skin. Her Three Monologues, in response to The Troubles, are being performed as part of the City of Culture celebrations and her new novel A Sixpenny Song is published this month. She discusses the impact of the 2013 celebrations on the atmosphere in the city.

Gerald Barry's comic opera The Importance of Being Earnest is being performed in Derry this week and then in Belfast, Cork and Dublin later in the year. He explains how he went about filleting Oscar Wilde's text and why Lady Bracknell was always going to be cast as a basso profondo.

The inaugural City of Derry International Choral Festival is being hosted by local chamber choir Codetta. The festival's artistic director Dónal Doherty and soprano Laura Sheerin discuss how it feels to be taking part.

Producer Ellie Bury.

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Role Contributor
PresenterMark Lawson
Interviewed GuestDavid Shrigley
Interviewed GuestLaure Prouvost
Interviewed GuestJennifer Johnston
Interviewed GuestGerald Barry
Interviewed GuestDonal Doherty
Interviewed GuestLaura Sheerin
ProducerEllie Bury

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