Carey Mulligan; Colour at the National Gallery; the artistic legacy of the miners' strike 30 years on

As actress Carey Mulligan makes her West End debut in David Hare's 1995 drama Skylight, she discusses playing opposite Bill Nighy and how she chooses film roles. A new exhibition, Making Colour at the National Gallery in London, charts and analyses the variety of raw materials used by artists across the centuries to provide colour in paintings and other works of art, Shahidha Bari reviews. 30 years ago this week, a protest at the Orgreave coking plant turned into the most notorious confrontation of the 1984-85 miners' strike. Artist Jeremy Deller, poet Helen Mort and playwright Beth Steel discuss why the events of June 18th 1984 proved such fertile ground artistic response. And following the news that Harrison Ford has injured his ankle on the set of Star Wars, Adrian Wootton discusses how film-makers work around cast injuries.

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Skylight starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy is on at Wyndhams Theatre, London booking until Saturday 23 August 2014.


Image: Bill Nighy (Tom Sergeant) and Carey Mulligan (Kyra Hollis) in Skylight

Photo Credit: John Haynes

Battle of Orgreave

Battle of Orgreave

Wonderland by Beth Steel is on at the Hampstead Theatre, London from Friday 20 June until Saturday 26 July 2014. To find out more about the Artangel project, Jeremy Deller: The Battle of Orgreave please see their website. Division Street written by Helen Mort is published by Chatto & Windus.




Image: Battle of Orgreave (008), Jeremy Deller, 2001

An Artangel commission. Production photograph by Martin Jenkinson

Making Colour

Making Colour
Making Colour is on at the National Gallery, London from Wednesday 18 June until Sunday 7 September 2014.


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
ProducerOlivia Skinner
Interviewed GuestCarey Mulligan
Interviewed GuestShahidha Bari
Interviewed GuestJeremy Deller
Interviewed GuestHelen Mort
Interviewed GuestBeth Steel
Interviewed GuestAdrian Wootton

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