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U2's Set Design, Hepworth in Yorkshire, Cannes Film Festival, BB King

The set design for U2's new show, the Hepworth exhibition in Yorkshire, Jason Solomons reporting from Cannes and the legacy of BB King. Kirsty Lang presents.

As bands find that there is less money to be made in selling their music, touring has become more important for revenue. As the stakes rise, designers are coming up with increasingly spectacular sets to impress the fans. U2's creative director Willie Williams, front man Bono and designer Es Devlin, who made her name in the theatre, discuss how the band are working with playwrights and illustrators to create a narrative for their new show.

Hepworth in Yorkshire is the name of a new show at Hepworth Wakefield. Curator Eleanor Clayton discusses how the exhibition reveals the influence that Yorkshire had on Barbara Hepworth who was born in the county and went on to establish an international reputation as a sculptor.

Film critic Jason Solomons brings news from this year's Cannes Film Festival. He discusses The Irrational Man, Woody Allen's latest film; Tale of Tales, the film that's had the critics reeling; and why it matters that at an international film festival where English has been declared the Esperanto of the film world, there are no British films in competition.

And to mark the death of the legendary BB King, Kevin LeGendre takes a look at his influence and how he was so much more than just a great Blues guitarist.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Sarah Johnson.

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30 minutes


  • U2's Set Design

    Duration: 12:42

  • BB King

    Duration: 03:07

  • Hepworth in Yorkshire

    Duration: 06:35

  • Cannes Film Festival

    Duration: 05:29



U2’s Innocence + Experience Tour continues across North American and Europe until November 2015. They play dates London and Glasgow in October and November.

Image: Photo credit:  Kevin Mazurs

Hepworth in Yorkshire

Hepworth in Yorkshire

Hepworth in Yorkshire is at Hepworth in Wakefield until 6 September 2015.

Image: Barbara Hepworth at Robin Hoods Bay, 1925. Courtesy The Hepworth Family Photograph Collection.

The Cannes film festival

The Cannes film festival

The Cannes film festival continues until Sunday 24 May.

Image: Marches rouges / Nuit © FDC / C. Duchène 


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest Bono
Interviewed Guest Willie Williams
Interviewed Guest Es Devlin
Interviewed Guest Eleanor Clayton
Interviewed Guest Jason Solomons
Interviewed Guest Kevin LeGendre
Producer Sarah Johnson



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