Willy Russell switches on the Front Row neon artwork, Kon-Tiki review, Dementia-friendly theatre
Arts news, interviews and reviews. Willy Russell switches on the Front Row neon artwork. Plus a review of Kon-Tiki, and dementia-friendly theatre in Yorkshire.
Forty years after his breakthrough play - John, Paul, George, Ringo...and Bert, the celebrated playwright, musician, and novelist Willy Russell reveals the word he has chosen for the new Front Row neon artwork. He joins Kirsty Lang on the roof of the BBC's Salford home to turn it on.
A review of Kon-Tiki, a new film about Thor Heyerdahl's famous journey across the Pacific ocean.
Tomorrow the West Yorkshire Playhouse will be the setting for the UK's first ever 'dementia friendly' theatre performance - a specially adapted theatre performance of a new production of Irving Berlin's Broadway musical White Christmas. Front Row visited the Playhouse to find out more about this performance from those involved with developing it.
Front Row neon artwork
Front Row neon artworkKirsty Lang is in Salford for the unveiling of this year's Front Row neon artwork. The playwright, musician and novelist Willy Russell is the guest artist for the 2014 artwork and joins Kirsty to switch it on.
Role Contributor Presenter Kirsty Lang Interviewed Guest Willy Russell