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National Gallery Soundscapes, Caine Prize winner, Agent Carter

Arts news with Samira Ahmed. Including the National Gallery Soundscapes, the Caine Prize for African Writing winner, a review of Agent Carter and playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Soundscapes, a new exhibition at the National Gallery in London, presents six new music and sound installations the Gallery has commissioned to accompany individual works of art from its permanent collection. Samira Ahmed hears from contributing artists Nico Muhly, Susan Philipsz and George Miller.

The Zambian writer Namwali Serpell has just been announced as the 2015 winner of The Caine Prize for African Writing. She talks about her winning story The Sack.

Naomi Alderman reviews Marvel's Agent Carter, a TV spin-off of Marvel's Captain America starring Hayley Atwell.

Plus playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz speaks to Samira about The Invisible, her new play examining the human impact of cuts to the legal aid system.

Presenter : Samira Ahmed
Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

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30 minutes


  • National Gallery Soundscapes

    Duration: 09:45

  • Agent Carter

    Duration: 05:40

  • Caine Prize

    Duration: 05:59

  • Rebecca Lenkiewicz

    Duration: 06:44



Soundscapes is at the National Gallery in London until 6 September 2015.

Image: Paul Cézanne - Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses) about 1894-1905. © The National Gallery.

Agent Carter

Agent Carter

Marvel's Agent Carter begins on Fox TV on Sunday 12 July at 9pm.

Image: © 2015 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Caine Prize

Caine Prize

Namwali Serpell has won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story The Sack.

You can read Serpell’s winning story here.

The Invisible

The Invisible

The Invisible, by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, is at the Bush Theatre in London from 9 July to 15 August 2015.

Image: Alexandra Gilbreath in The Invisible.  ©Helen Maybanks


Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Susan Philipsz
Interviewed Guest Nico Muhly
Interviewed Guest George Miller
Interviewed Guest Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Interviewed Guest Namwali Serpell
Producer Dymphna Flynn


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