Revolution at the V&A, Ben Hur, Anthropoid, Maggi Hambling
Reviews the V&A exhibition You Say You Want A Revolution and the remake of Ben Hur. Plus, film director Sean Ellis on Anthropoid and Maggi Hambling's sketches at the British Museum.
"You Say You Want A Revolution"? asks the Victoria and Albert Museum. John Wilson takes a tour around its new blockbuster show which explores the great changes in civil rights, multi-culturalism, consumerism, youth culture, fashion and music that took place between 1966 - 1970 and examines how they changed the world.
As the Ben Hur remake hits our cinema screens, Kate Muir reviews the biblical epic.
"Operation Anthropoid," was the code name of a daring mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect of the Final Solution and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. Sean Ellis is the director of a new film telling the extraordinary true story which stars Cillian Murphey, Jamie Dornan and Toby Jones as the Czech resistance.
The artist Maggi Hambling is best-known for her celebrated and controversial public works - a sculpture for Oscar Wilde in central London and Scallop, a 4-metre-high steel shell on Aldeburgh beach - as well as for her large and colourful portraits. Drawing though has always remained at the heart of her work and a new exhibition at the British Museum captures that. She talks about the creative experience of charcoal, graphite or ink on paper.
Image: The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics, 'Revolution' 1968 by Alan Aldridge (c) Iconic Images, Alan Aldridge.
You Say You Want A Revolution?
Maggi Hambling - Touch: works on paper
You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 - 70
Ben Hur is in cinemas nationwide, certificate 12A.
Image: Messala Severus (Toby Kebbell) and Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston).
Credit: Philippe Antonello, © 2016 Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.
AnthropoidAnthropoid is released nationwide on Friday, cert 15.
Image: Cillian Murphy as Josef Gabčík. Credit: Icon Films
Maggi Hambling – Touch: works on paper
Role Contributor Presenter John Wilson Producer Philip Sellars Producer Rebecca Armstrong