Nigel Havers; Malevich at Tate Modern; Michael Rosen; Caine Prize for African Writing

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John Wilson talks to Nigel Havers and director Lucy Bailey about their revival of The Importance of Being Earnest, framed within the confines of an amateur dramatics production of the play. Art critic Charlotte Mullins reviews a major retrospective of Russian modernist Kazimir Malevich at Tate Modern. The winner of the Caine Prize for African writing, Okwiri Oduor, talks about her winning short story and the impact she hopes the prize will have on her Writing, and head judge, Jackie Kay, reveals why Okwiri's story was an unanimous winner. And author Michael Rosen on the enduring appeal of We're Going On A Bear Hunt, 25 years on and a record-beating reading.

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The Caine Prize for African Writing

The Caine Prize for African Writing

Kenya’s Okwiri Oduor won The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014, for more information see their website.


Image: Caine Prize 2014 winner Okwiri Oduor with the bust of Sir Michael Caine at the award ceremony in Oxford

Photo Credit: David Fleming

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest is on at the Harold Pinter theatre, London until Saturday 20 September 2014 and then on tour around various UK theatres.


Image: Nigel Havers (Algernon) and Martin Jarvis (Jack) in The Importance Of Being Earnest

Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton

Read for RNIB Day

Read for RNIB Day
Read for RNIB Day is Going on a Bear Hunt with Michael Rosen on Tuesday 15 July 2014, for more information please see their website.


Malevich: Revolutionary of Russian Art is on at the Tate Modern, London from Wednesday 16 July until Sunday 26 October 2014.


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestNigel Havers
Interviewed GuestLucy Bailey
Interviewed GuestCharlotte Mullins
Interviewed GuestOkwiri Oduor
Interviewed GuestMichael Rosen
Interviewed GuestJackie Kay

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