Maclise Waterloo cartoon, Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, News from Cannes, Mark Billingham
A report from Leeds as the Maclise Waterloo cartoon is unveiled, Iranian harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, Cannes news and Mark Billingham's new musical project. Kirsty Lang presents.
One of the most important - and largest - drawings ever made in Britain, Daniel Maclise's 'The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher after the Battle of Waterloo', goes on show today at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. It hasn't been displayed for 40 years and has been painstakingly conserved. Front Row observed that process.
Mahan Esfahani is a virtuoso harpsichordist having something of a moment: his new album exploring the relationship between Minimalist and Baroque music, Time Present and Time Past, has won warm reviews, and earlier this year he was named Newcomer of the Year in the BBC Music Magazine Awards. He talks to Kirsty about the status of the instrument and how Baroque can speak to Minimalism.
Jason Solomons joins Kirsty for a final report from the Cannes Film Festival and looks ahead to which films are in the running for the big prizes being awarded this weekend.
Crime-writer Mark Billingham and British country duo My Darling Clementine discuss The Other Half, a CD and stage show they've created, set in a down-at-heel bar in Memphis. Billingham has written and narrates a short story of love, loss and hope, accompanied by MDC's songs of heartbreak and pain.
Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Ellie Bury.
Maclise Waterloo cartoon
Cannes film festival
Mark Billingham and My Darling Clementine
Daniel Maclise’s Waterloo
The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher after the Battle of Waterloo by Daniel Maclise was restored by Royal Academy in London.
The Cartoon will be showing at Waterloo 1815: The Art Of Battle Exhibition at the Royal Armouries in Leeds until 23 August 2015. It will then be on display at the Royal Academy in London from 2 September 2015 until 3 January 2016.
Image main and left: © Royal Academy of Arts, London
The Cannes film festival
The Cannes film festival continues until Sunday 24 May.
Image: Grand Théâtre Lumière © FDC / L. Fauquembergue
My Darling Clementine
Role Contributor Presenter Kirsty Lang Interviewed Guest Jason Solomons Interviewed Guest Mark Billingham Interviewed Guest Michael King Interviewed Guest Lou Dalgleish Interviewed Guest Mahan Esfahani Producer Ellie Bury
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