Listen
On Now : Sunday Morning
Playing: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith
BBC Radio 3
Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Rebecca Front, Ruth Padel, Caroline Bergvall

Ian McMillan's guests on the 'cabaret of the word' include the writer and actress Rebecca Front on the language of anxiety. Ruth Padel reads from her new collection 'Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth', and the London based Norwegian poet Caroline Bergvall presents her new performance work 'Drift'

There is also the latest in our series of short dramas about WWI, 'Sapper Dorothy' by Janys Chambers, based on the true story of Dorothy Lawrence; the only British woman to fight on the frontline.

45 minutes

Last on

Fri 11 Jul 2014 22:00

Rebecca Front

Rebecca Front

The actress and writer Rebecca Front has written ‘Curious’ (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) a collection of stories from her own life. Rebecca explains what appeals to her about the short form, why it was important for her to write in a conversational tone, and why nothing in life is ever truly inconsequential.

Rebecca Front's Twitter


Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel

Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth (Cape) is Ruth Padel’s 10th poetry collection. Set in a Synagogue in Crete, it is a book about crafmanship, place and communities. Ruth believes in the importance of gaps, spaces and shifts, and that poetry ‘ideally brings in the past, future and now’.


Ruth Padel's Website

Ruth Padel's Twitter

Caroline Bergvall

Caroline Bergvall

Caroline Bergvall has roots in Norway and France, and is based in London. Her latest work is ‘Drift’ (Nightboat), inspired sonically on the anonymous 10th century Anglo-Saxon quest poem The Seafarer, Caroline has created a contemporary work, which weaves languages together in a search for meaning.


Caroline Bergvall's Website


Sapper Dorothy

Sapper Dorothy

Janys Chambers’ ‘Sapper Dorothy’ is the latest in our series of short audio dramas inspired by WWI. Sapper Dorothy is based on the true story of Dorothy Lawrence, a journalist who disguised herself as a man to fight in the trenches.

Discover Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas season

Explore the life, work and legacy of the Welsh poet on the centenary of his birth.

BBC Arts

abstract red light

Explore the BBC Arts website and discover the best of British art and culture.

The Dylan Thomas Collection

Dylan Thomas

Listen to programmes, poetry readings and commentary from Radio 3's Dylan Thomas Day.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss