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Emeli Sande, BBC National Short Story Award, Abstract Expressionism

Emeli Sande, BBC National Short Story Award, Abstract Expressionism.

Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé talks about her latest project, Hurts.

The Abstract Expressionism exhibition at London's Royal Academy is the first major show on the movement for nearly 60 years. Curators David Anfam and Edith Devaney explain how bringing together the works of Pollock, Rothko, de Kooning, Gorky and Still offers a new glimpse into what has been called the first great American art movement.

Tahmima Anam has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award with Garments. It's the the story of female friendship in Bangladesh, inspired by the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Dhaka in 2013.

We remember the Pulitzer prize-winning American playwright Edward Albee who has died, with an extract from a feature-length interview he did with Front Row in January 2004.

Presenter : John Wilson
Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Emeli Sande

    Duration: 09:01

  • Abstract Expressionism

    Duration: 08:37

  • Tahmima Anam

    Duration: 07:14

  • Edward Albee

    Duration: 02:32

Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé's new album, Long Live the Angels is out in November.

Main image credit: Jerome Weatherald

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism is showing at the Royal Academy of Arts, London from 24 September to 2 January 2017.

Image credit: © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ARS, NY and DACS, London 2016.

Tahmima Anam

Tahmima Anam
Tahmima Anam has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award with Garments.

Edward Albee

Edward Albee
Front Row remembers playwright Edward Albee.

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Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest Emeli Sande
Interviewed Guest David Anfam
Interviewed Guest Edith Devaney
Interviewed Guest Tahmima Anam
Producer Dymphna Flynn

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