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Proms Literary Festival: From Howards End to Henry Wood

Matthew Sweet explores the Edwardian cultural landscape in 1910, the backdrop to the last night of the Proms 100 years ago.

Matthew Sweet explores the Edwardian cultural landscape in 1910, to understand the painting, literature and theatrical performance that would have been part of the experience of the audience who attended the last night of the Proms 100 years ago. Historian Juliet Gardiner, writer Juliet Nicolson and art historian Lynda Nead join an audience at the Royal College of Music to talk about the key arts and social movements of the time, discuss the extent to which international artistic trends permeated British work, and whether the iconoclastic power of modernism would have already been evident to arts-goers of the time.

Producer: Lisa Davis.

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