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Loudon Wainwright III, Guardians of the Galaxy, Japanese fiction

Arts news with Kirsty Lang, including musician Loudon Wainwright III, Japanese fiction and the new Haruki Murakami novel, and Guardians of the Galaxy reviewed.

Kirsty Lang with the singer Loudon Wainwright III, father of Rufus and Martha, who discusses his latest album Haven't Got the Blues (Yet). It covers subjects including ageing, death, depression - and despair at trying to find a parking space. As best-selling Japanese novelists Haruki Murakami and Kanae Minato publish new novels, we discuss contemporary Japanese fiction. Briony Hanson reviews Guardians of the Galaxy, a Marvel action film about a team of superheroes from the studios that made Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, and - as Northampton Museum and Art Gallery loses its Arts Council accreditation for selling an Egyptian statue in its collection - we discuss what this means for the museum.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Olivia Skinner.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Guardians of the Galaxy reviewed by Briony Hanson

    Duration: 05:01

  • Loudon Wainwright III

    Duration: 07:54

  • Arts Council Accreditation

    Duration: 06:02

  • Japanese Fiction

    Duration: 08:48

Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III
Kirsty Lang with the singer Loudon Wainwright III, father of Rufus and Martha, who discusses his latest album Haven't Got the Blues (Yet).

Japanese Fiction

Japanese Fiction
As best-selling Japanese novelists Haruki Murakami and Kanae Minato publish new novels, we discuss contemporary Japanese Fiction.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy
Briony Hanson reviews Guardians of the Galaxy, a Marvel action film about a team of superheroes from the studios that made Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers.

Arts Council Accreditation

As Northampton Museum and Art Gallery loses its Arts Council accreditation for selling an Egyptian statue in its collection, we discuss what this means for the museum.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest Loudon III
Interviewed Guest Briony Hanson
Interviewed Guest Stephen Snyder
Interviewed Guest Steven Poole
Interviewed Guest David Anderson
Interviewed Guest David Mackintosh
Producer Olivia Skinner

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