Barry Humphries, Abbas Kiarostami, Stanley Kubrick, National Museums of Scotland, The Neon Demon

Best known as Dame Edna Everage, Barry Humphries takes to the stage as himself in a concert celebrating the subversive music of Berlin's Weimar Republic. Barry talks to John Wilson about the show which he has curated and features cabaret star Meow Meow and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

In its 150th anniversary year, the National Museums Scotland prepares to open 10 new galleries, housing more than 3000 objects of decorative art, design, fashion, science and technology. The museum's Director Gordon Rintoul discusses this latest stage in an £80 million redevelopment.

Director of Drive Nicholas Winding Refn's new film The Neon Demon is a shocking story set in LA's fashion world, with a palette of neon colour, hyper-real imagery and a dark, electronic sound track. Elle Fanning, who starred in Maleficent, plays an ingénue 16 year old, making her debut on the catwalks, exciting vicious, predatory interest from the established models. Wendy Ide reviews.

The award-winning Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami has died. Mohsen Makhmalbaf, a fellow Iranian film maker and writer pays tribute.

Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick is a new exhibition at Somerset House in London. The show has been curated by the artist and musician James Lavelle, and features the work of a number of contemporary artists, filmmakers and musicians inspired by the director of 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining. John talks to James Lavelle and the artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard

Presenter : John Wilson

Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

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Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret at Cadogan Hall in London from 29 July – 3 August and then at the Edinburgh International Festival on 8 and 9 August. 

Image copyright: Helen White 

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

Ten new galleries will open at the National Museum of Scotland Friday 8th July. 


The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon
The Neon Demon is in cinemas from Friday 8 July, certificate 18. 

Abbas Kiarostami

Mohsen Makhmalbaf pays tribute to the late Abbas Kiarostami

Day Dreaming with Stanley Kubrick

Day Dreaming with Stanley Kubrick

Day Dreaming with Stanley Kubrick is at Somerset House, London from 6 July to 24 August. 

Image copyright: Warner Brothers Pictures


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestWendy Ide
Interviewed GuestGordon Rentoul
Interviewed GuestJames Lavelle
Interviewed GuestIain Forsyth
Interviewed GuestJane Pollard
Interviewed GuestMohsen Makhmalbaf
ProducerDymphna Flynn



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