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The Verb in the North - Zadie Smith, Michael Symmons Roberts, The Eccentronic Research Council, Yursa Warsama

Ian McMillan presents Radio 3's cabaret of the word. His guests are Zadie Smith, Michael Symmons Roberts, The Eccentronic Research Council and Yursa Warsama.

The Verb in the North

Radio 3's 'Cabaret of the Word', presented by Ian McMillan. Zadie Smith, Michael Symmons Roberts, The Eccentronic Research Council and Yursa Warsama join him to celebrate the programme's new home at MediaCity.

Michael Symmons Roberts presents the first poem ever to be written about the BBC's new home at MediaCity, Salford Quays (especially commissioned for The Verb). His poetry has won the Whitbread Poetry Award, and been shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize, the Forward Prize, and twice for the T.S. Eliot Prize

Zadie Smith talks about representing the suburb of Willesden in her new novel NW. White Teeth was her first novel -she's also written The Autograph Man and On Beauty, which was shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2005 and won The Orange Prize for Fiction 2006.

The Eccentronic Research Council discuss their album '1612 Underture' - an electronic concept album which explores the trial of the Pendle Witches in 17th century Lancashire.

Yursa Warsama, performance poet and theatre practitioner, presents poetry from her film 'Music's in the Bones'. it's set in Manchester and was commissioned and developed for a project called '10 by 10', by the Eclipse Theatre Company Ltd. It's one of ten films by different writers all set in UK cities. You can watch it here:

http://thespace.org/items/e0000qce.

45 minutes

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  • Fri 14 Sep 2012 22:00

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