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As ever, a range of genres and styles will be represented throughout this year’s season. From afropop to jazz, hip hop to pizzica, and electronic to meditative listening, this year’s Proms is a truly eclectic festival.
In the 150th anniversary year of his birth, the BBC Proms continues to fulfil founder-conductor Sir Henry Wood’s mission to bring ‘the best of classical music to the widest possible audience’.
Three major new works reflect the changing world around us and highlight the topical debate around the future of our planet. In the hope of inspiring young minds, the following pieces will feature in concerts for families and young children.
Proms At... Cadogan is underpinned by a historical journey celebrating some of the most notable women composers of the past, from Hildegard of Bingen (22 July) to a new BBC commission from Freya Waley-Cohen (9 September). It also marks anniversaries of Barbara Strozzi (29 July) and Clara Schumann (26 August). Each concert contains at least one work by a woman composer.
Following a tender process BBC Studios has secured the contract to deliver the BBC’s topical arts programming including Front Row Late, Edinburgh Nights and a range of topical events coverage until autumn 2020.
Hay Festival and the BBC have today unveiled the full-line up for the BBC Tent at Hay Festival Wales 2019, along with broader coverage for the Festival.
BBC Northern Ireland goes on the road with Snow Patrol, as they play a series of concerts in America.
Told in Werner Herzog’s inimitable style; full of memorable characters and encounters, Arena: Nomad - In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (1x85') for BBC Two, explores the creative and personal vision Herzog shared with iconic travel writer Bruce Chatwin.
The BBC today announced refreshed coverage of film across TV and online with two new commissions. The new commissions are intended to enhance existing coverage across BBC platforms, giving audiences a richer and deeper examination of film.
A celebration of the UK’s flourishing dance scene in collaboration with One Dance UK.
Some of the finest British actors, writers and directors, each with a personal connection to the Windrush story, tell the story of the Afro-Caribbean community in modern-day Britain through a series of monologues.
Five hundred artists will be commissioned to make fresh and innovative short films, audio and interactive works in a new talent development scheme being launched by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.
BBC Arts announces unique new documentaries, a focus on the novel, arts and well-being, and a front-row seat for the best contemporary culture
In 2019 BBC Arts will offer audiences innovative programming and partnerships with the best artistic talent - giving unique perspectives and an unmissable front-row seat to the best arts and performance in the UK and beyond.
BBC Four has announced a season of new programmes that celebrate British diversity and explores the secret tribes and communities that have helped shape modern British history.
Anita Rani is joined by potter and ceramic designer Keith Brymer Jones (pictured left) and arts and crafts expert Patch Rogers (pictured right) to present a new series for BBC Two, The Victorian House Of Arts And Crafts.
The BBC today announced the next titles to be put out to competitive tender as part of the Charter and Agreement requirement to open up more of the BBC’s TV programmes to competition; they are BBC Two’s topical arts coverage and an invitation to pitch for a new film show proposition on the BBC.
BBC TV is putting artists and performers centre stage this autumn, with revealing new documentaries and a front row seat to some exceptional performances straight from the stage to screen.
A new series of jazz programmes is set to appear across BBC Television and Radio this autumn, it was announced at the launch of the EFG London Jazz Festival (Monday 17 September).
As part of the BBC’s autumn arts offer, everyone’s favourite Cambridge classicist and cultural broadcaster Mary Beard returns this September as presenter for BBC Two’s topical arts discussion programme Front Row Late.
Top comedy, arts, writing and music - as well as showcases for new fresh talent - will be at the heart of the BBC’s Edinburgh Festivals coverage in 2018 across TV, radio and online.
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BBC and BFI unveil the filmmakers selected for prestigious talent programme.
From arts, music, design and innovation to news and current affairs, the BBC will celebrate - and take part in - the Great Exhibition of the North when it launches this Friday, 22 June.
This is the latest title to be put out to competitive tender, as part of the Charter and Agreement requirement to open up more of the BBC’s TV programmes to competition.
Bim Adewunmi, Katherine Parkinson, Beryl Richards and Frank Skinner to produce new plays for Edinburgh Fringe.
On Saturday 8 September, Sir Andrew Davis (pictured below), the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor Laureate, leads the orchestra, the audience in the Royal Albert Hall and those celebrating across the UK in a rousing finale to round-off eight weeks of extraordinary music-making.
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