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Sound Frontiers: The Verb

As part of Radio 3 live at Southbank Centre, London, Ian McMillan presents The Verb. Ian and guests will be celebrating Radio 3's 70th birthday with a special live edition from the pop-up studio at Southbank's Foyer.

Presenter: Ian McMillan
Producer: Cecile Wright.

45 minutes

Patience Agbabi

Patience Agbabi
Poet and Performaer Patience Agbabi was nominated as one of the UK’s Next Generation Poets in 2004. She has published four collections, the most recent is her book reinterpreting and remixing Chaucer,  ‘Telling Tales’ (Cannongate). Patience has been commissioned by Poet in the City to write a poem celebrating St Paul’s Cathedral. The poem will be performed at the Under The Skin event at St Pauls on Monday 26th September
Under the Skin
Patience Agbabi on Twitter

Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston
Christopher Eccleston wants to raise awareness about Alzheimer's and is a supporter of Alhezheimer's Research UK. For the Verb he discusses the effect of language on memory
Alzheimer's Research UK

Glyn Maxwell

Glyn Maxwell
Poet Glyn Maxwell’s new book is ‘Drinks with Dead Poets’ expands the world he examined in his 2012 book ‘On Poetry’. It is also a novel, featuring Glyn himself waking in a mysterious village populated by dead poets. Glyn tells Iain why he decided that every word spoken by the poets in the book should be taken from their own writings.
Glyn Maxwell

Iain Pears

Iain Pears

The writer Iain Pears has always experimented with form, from his first novel ‘An Instance of the Fingerpost’, with a competing cast of unreliable narrators, to his latest ‘Arcadia’ (Faber). Originally conceived as an App first, the book features three overlapping worlds. Iain explains how the book couldn’t have been written without new technology, a new writing programme allowed him to jump through the worlds as he wrote them.

Arcadia the App

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