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Elisabeth Frink, Quentin Letts, Lloyd Dorfman

Kirsty Lang on the sculptures of Dame Elisabeth Frink, Ticketmaster's Chris Edmonds on touts, and Quentin Letts talks about his first novel. Plus arts philanthropist Lloyd Dorfman.

Dame Elisabeth Frink is the subject of a new exhibition in Nottingham which seeks to show the workings of her creative mind. Kirsty Lang talks to the curator of her estate, Annette Ratuszniak, and her son, Lin Jammet. They discuss the work of the artist known for her sculptures of men, animals, and religious figures.

The police have released figures stating Music and sports fans have lost more than £1.2 million to ticket fraud in the last six months showing much more needs to be done to protect people buying tickets. Following up on Front Row's ticket resale discussion last week we are now talking to Ticketmaster Chairman Chris Edmonds about how primary ticket seller Ticketmaster combat touts, and its relationship with the ticket resale market.

Quentin Letts, who writes parliamentary sketches by day and theatre reviews by night for the Daily Mail, talks to Kirsty about his debut novel, The Speaker's Wife, a satire on the state of the Church of England and the workings of the House of Commons.

This week Front Row talks to leading arts philanthropists, today to Lloyd Dorfman, about his work with the National Theatre.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Quentin Letts

    Duration: 07:37

  • Ticket touts

    Duration: 05:10

  • Elisabeth Frink

    Duration: 07:24

  • Lloyd Dorfman

    Duration: 06:54

Quentin Letts

Quentin Letts

The Speaker’s Wife by Quentin Letts is available in hardback and ebook now.


Elisabeth Frink

Elisabeth Frink

Elisabeth Frink: The Presence Of Sculpture is at Nottingham Lakeside Arts until 28 February 2016.

Image: Frink working on Blind Beggar and Dog plaster c.1957, © The Frink Estate & Archive

War Damaged Musical Instruments

War Damaged Musical Instruments
Susan Philipsz: War Damaged Musical Instruments is at Tate Britain in London from 21 November 2015 to 3 April 2016.
Image: Bild 10, Alto Saxaphone (ruin). Salvaged from the Alte Münz bunker, Berlin, 1945. Collection Musikinstrumenten-Museum Berlin.

 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest Annette Ratuszniak
Interviewed Guest Lin Jammet
Interviewed Guest Chris Edmonds
Interviewed Guest Quentin Letts
Interviewed Guest Lloyd Dorfman

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