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18 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 13 August 2012

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

Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

On today's programme: Brazilian-born opera- and theatre-producer Gerald Thomas discusses London's Olympic closing ceremony. Jonathan Mills, director of the Edinburgh International Festival, offers his Manifesto for Culture. Super producer William Orbit joins us to discuss John Cage's legacy as a composer.

Image: scene from the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.


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  • Olympic Torch passes to Rio de Janeiro

    We ask whether the ceremonies which open and close the Olympic games can adequately reflect the cultures of the countries from which they come.

  • Manifesto for Culture

    As culture ministers from around the world gather in Edinburgh to discuss their plans for improving cultural life, we ask the man who’s bringing them together what he wants to see on their agenda.

  • John Cage

    To celebrate the centenary of his birth, super producer William Orbit joins us to discuss Cage's legacy as a composer.


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