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* Up For Grabs is a new play by David Williamson starring Madonna. Matt Wolf, London theatre critic of Variety and Jackie Clune, actress and comedienne, review the play.
  Madonna stars in Up For Grabs at the Wyndhams Theatre in London until 13th July. It is sold out but there are returns on the day.
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* Paul Farley's second collection of poetry is published today. We spoke to him about the collection and about the process of writing to commission.
  Paul Farley's The Ice Age is published by Picador
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* From Slippy to Mandy..how to prepare the way for Barry Manilow. David Hepworth will consider songs chosen to warm up the audience.
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* The village of Alhampton in Somerset is fund raising to save its 1892 chapel, a tin tabernacle. Lucy Lambton, the writer and photographer, talks about these structures.
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* The artist Sebastian Horsley talks about undergoing crucifixion and his new exhibition.
  The Crucifixion will be showing at 1-5 Crucifix Lane, London SE1 from June 14th - July 28th 2002. The Crucifixion premieres at the ICA cinema, The Mall, London SWI on 6 June at 6.45, followed by a talk between Sebastian Horsley and Will Self.
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