The Rite of Spring, George Monbiot, Mary Rose, Suffrage Plays
Presented by Anne McElvoy. With a new ballet inspired by Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, environmentalist George Monbiot on 'rewilding' Britain and the new Mary Rose museum.
In the week that Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring celebrates its centenary, British choreographer Akram Khan presents a new work which takes inspiration from the hugely influential ballet. iTMOi or In the Mind of Igor, takes Stravinsky's theme of sacrifice and adds new choreography and music from Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook and Ben Frost. Debra Craine delivers her verdict.
Environmentalist George Monbiot's new book Feral argues the case for a "rewilding" of Britain, and a radically different kind of conservation which lets Nature run wild. He also calls for a reintroduction of beavers, bison and boar to this country and also, controversially, wolves. Dame Fiona Reynolds, was Director of the National Trust and has a totally different approach.
New Generation thinker and Tudor historian Jonathan Healey reports from the new Mary Rose Museum.
Naomi Paxton and Fern Riddell discuss the Actresses' Franchise League and the plays they wrote to support the cause of Women's Suffrage.
Anne talks to George Monbiot and Dame Fiona Reynolds about rewilding Britain
The Rite of Spring
Debra Craine delivers her verdict on Akram Khan's take on The Rite of Spring
New Generation thinker and historian Jonathan Healey reports from the new Mary Rose Museum
Naomi Paxton and Fern Riddell discuss the Women's Suffrage plays they wrote.