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Laurie Anderson, AL Kennedy, Mustang

Artist and musician Laurie Anderson on being guest director at the Brighton Festival, and writer AL Kennedy on her disillusionment with politics and our search for kindness.

The pioneering artist and musician Laurie Anderson discusses her role as Guest Artistic Director for this year's Brighton Festival, which includes a futuristic sound and vision installation on the beach and a film and music project called Symphony for a City which premieres tonight.

AL Kennedy talks about her new novel Serious Sweet, which charts a day in London as two characters, each in crisis, try to meet in the hope of salvation.

Shortlisted for an Oscar in the Foreign Language Film category, Mustang follows the story of five orphaned sisters growing up in rural Turkey. After playing on the beach with some boys from their school they are imprisoned in the family home as their marriages are arranged. Hannah McGill reviews.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Angie Nehring.

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30 minutes


  • Laurie Anderson

    Duration: 05:21

  • Brighton Festival

    Duration: 08:52

  • Mustang

    Duration: 04:32

  • AL Kennedy

    Duration: 09:07

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson

The Brighton Festival runs until 29 May 2016.

Image - left and above: Laurie Anderson

Image credit: Tom Oldham

AL Kennedy

AL Kennedy

A.L. Kennedy's book, Serious Sweet,  is out in hardback on 12 May 2016.

Image: AL Kennedy (Left) with Kirsty Lang



Mustang, certificate 15,  is in UK cinemas from  13 May 2016.

Image: Mustang


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Laurie Anderson
Interviewed Guest AL Kennedy
Interviewed Guest Hannah McGill
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Angie Nehring


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