Folio Prize winner, Cézanne at the Ashmolean, Jeff Beck

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With John Wilson. We announce the winner of the inaugural Folio Prize and speak to her/him live from the ceremony in London. The £40,000 prize celebrates the best English-language fiction from around the world, regardless of form, genre, or the author's country of origin.

Cézanne and the Modern is a new exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum Oxford, featuring the collection of Henry and Rose Pearlman. They began collecting in 1945 with a work by Jacques Lipchitz and it now includes a matchless group of paintings and watercolours by Paul Cézanne, as well as paintings and sculptures by artists including Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Edgar Degas. Curator John Whitely talks to John Wilson about the collection.

John also talks to guitar hero Jeff Beck about a 50 year career that has seen him play with the likes of The Yardbirds, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Morrissey.

And as a new teen movie the GBF (Gay Best Friend) is about to open, writer Damian Barr looks at the appeal of the gay best friend in film.

Producer Dymphna Flynn.

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Mon 10 Mar 2014 19:15

The Folio Prize

The Folio Prize
The inaugural Folio Prize winner, George Saunders was announced on Monday 10 March 2014.  For more information please visit The Folio Prize.

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck begins the UK section of his world tour in Southend Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea on Tuesday 13 May, then plays the Royal Albert Hall, London on Wednesday 14 May, then Colston Hall, Bristol on Friday 16 May 2014.  For further dates and locations please see Jeff Beck's Official site.


Image Credit: Ross Halfin

Cézanne and the Modern

Cézanne and the Modern

Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection is on display at The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University from Thursday 13 March until Sunday 22 June 2014.


Image: Three Pears, c. 1888–90, Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), The Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestJohn Whitely
Interviewed GuestJeff Beck
Interviewed GuestDamian Barr
ProducerDymphna Flynn

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