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Landmark: In Parenthesis, by David Jones

Iain Sinclair, Emma Jenkins, Paul Hills and Iain Bell join Philip Dodd to discuss the writing and art of David Jones, including In Parenthesis, his epic World War One poem.

Recorded before an audience at the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff before the premiere of Iain Bell's opera inspired by the poem Philip Dodd presents a Landmark edition of Free Thinking devoted to David Jones' epic In Parenthesis. The discussion hears from the composer Iain Bell, the writer, Iain Sinclair, one of the librettists Emma Jenkins and Paul Hills, curator of a touring exhibition of Jones' pictures and the co-author with Ariane Bankes of the most recent book about the artist.

Iain Bell's In Parenthesis is at WNO in Carcdiff from 13th May -3 June, in Birmhingham on 10 June and then at the Royal Opera House in London from 29 June -1 July
It will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on July 2nd.

David Jones's In Parenthesis is published by Faber

David Jones - Vision and Memory - is at the Djanogly Gallery in Nottingham until 5 June. It was previously on show at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester.
His art is also on show at the Martin Tinney Gallery in Cardiff in May and June.

Photo Credit: The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, The Estate of David Jones

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45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest Iain Bell
Interviewed Guest Iain Sinclair
Interviewed Guest Emma Jenkins
Interviewed Guest Paul Hills
Producer Zahid Warley

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