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The Strand - Wednesday 21st October 2009

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Wednesday 21 October 2009

The best of the world's arts, film, music, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Bidisha.

Where the Wild Things Are heads for the big screen
Maurice Sendak's children's picture book, Where the Wild Things Are has sold more than 19 million copies since it was first published in 1963. Now the director Spike Jonze has adapted it into a big screen version starring James Gandolfini and the child actor Max Records. As it's released in cinemas in America, The Strand speaks to the film critic Jeffery Lyons.

Wu Ming Collective
Wu Ming is an Italian collective of five fiction writers whose previous novel 'Q' was written under the pseudonym 'Luther Blissett'. Bidisha talks to Wuming 1 and Wuming 4 about the latest work, Manituana, set in 1775, it looks at the American War of Independence from the point of view of the Native Americans

Martin Parr
The BBC's Lawrence Pollard travels to the north of England to speak to world renowned British photographer Martin Parr about his new exhibition Luxury - which shows the way in which different countries display their wealth.

Kettly Noel and Nelisiwe Xaba
Kettly Noel and Nelisiwe Xaba discuss their current dance collaboration "Correspondances" and how their friendship and backgrounds have shaped their work.


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