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Jude Law, Paul Nash, The National Centre for the Written Word, New, but always old, ballet

Jude Law and director Paolo Sorrentino on The Young Pope, the new Paul Nash retrospective at Tate Britain, The National Centre for the Written Word opens in South Shields.

Jude Law stars as a young dogmatic pontiff in Oscar winning director Paolo Sorrentino's new television drama The Young Pope. John Wilson speaks to actor and director about papal politics, football playing nuns and working on the small screen.

As Tate Britain opens their retrospective of Paul Nash we speak to curator Emma Chambers and comic artist Dave McKean, who has created a graphic novel inspired by Paul Nash's dreams, about why Nash was such an important artist both on and beyond the battlefield.

As libraries are closing around the country South Shields opens a new one which goes way beyond books and shelves. The Word is a state of the art cultural venue and the National Centre for the Written Word. John hears from Tanya Robinson, who has steered the project, and writer Tom Kelly about his ongoing interactive exhibition Lost Dialects, seeking to bring local words back to life, and find new ones.

The ballet critic Luke Jennings thinks the art is in crisis because even when the dance is new, the stories are always old. He, David Nixon, Artistic Director of Northern Ballet, and John Wilson discuss this - if it is true, why and what might be done to allow classical ballet to address the times in which we live.

Producer: Julian May.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Jude Law

    Duration: 08:23

  • The National Centre for the Written Word

    Duration: 05:49

  • The National Centre for the Written Word

    Duration: 05:49

  • New, but always old, ballet

    Duration: 08:22

  • Paul Nash

    Duration: 07:54

Jude Law

Jude Law

The Young Pope starts at 9.00pm on 27 October 2016 on Sky Atlantic.

Images - Main image above and image to the left: Jude Law as Pope Pius XIII in the Young Pope.

 

Image credit: Sky Atlantic

Paul Nash

Paul Nash

The Paul Nash exhibition is at Tate Britain, London from 26 October 2016 - 05 March 2017.

Image: Equivalents for Megaliths by Paul Nash

1935

Oil on canvas

Image credit: Tate

The National Centre for the Written Word

The National Centre for the Written Word

The Word, the National Centre for the Written Word is in South Shields, and is now open. 

Image: The exterior of the National Centre for the Written Word

Image credit: John Short

New, but always old, ballet

New, but always old, ballet

Image: Jenna Roberts as Miranda and Joseph Caley as Ferdinand in the Birmingham Royal Ballet's production of The Tempest.

Image credit: Richard Battye

 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest Jude Law
Interviewed Guest Paolo Sorrentino
Interviewed Guest Emma Chambers
Interviewed Guest Dave McKean
Interviewed Guest Tanya Robinson
Interviewed Guest Tom Kelly
Interviewed Guest Luke Jennings
Interviewed Guest David Nixon
Producer Julian May

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