Zadie Smith's NW, Rambert, Norman Ackroyd, War memorials
Arts news, interviews and reviews. A review of the TV adaptation of Zadie Smith's novel NW, artist Norman Ackroyd in his studio, listing war memorials, and Rambert's The Creation.
Published in 2012, Zadie Smith's postcode-named novel NW was seen as a lyrical love letter to north-west London. This contemporary tale of the entwined lives of four Londoners has now been adapted for television. Critic Gaylene Gould reviews.
Roger Bowdler of Historic England reveals its mission to get 2,500 war memorials listed by November 2018. He announces 50, and another nine by the controversial sculptor Eric Gill, and discusses what a war memorial can reveal about its location and the people it's dedicated to.
Norman Ackroyd is widely considered one of Britain's great landscape artists. As a young man in the 1960s he rejected the lure of pop art and devoted his energy to capturing the coastline of Britain in black and white etchings. As his work goes on show in Norman Ackroyd: Just Be A Poet, he invites us to his studio to see how he works.
For its 90th birthday, Rambert is performing Haydn's The Creation with 100 dancers, musicians and singers. Artistic director Mark Baldwin discusses this new work as well as the state of contemporary dance in the UK.
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Jerome Weatherald.
NWNW by Zadie Smith is on BBC Two on Mon 14 Nov at 9pm
Picture shows Nikki Amuka-Bird and Zadie Smith
Main picture shows Nikki Amuka-Bird and Phoebe Fox in NW
Photo credit: BBC Mammoth Screen, Steffan Hill
Norman AckroydPicture shows Shiant Gaibh-Eilean by Norman Ackroyd
Copyright: Norman Ackroyd
The Fine Arts Society's show Norman Ackroyd: Just Be A Poet is on until 30 November
More of his work is on display at the Charing Cross Hospital in London
Listed War Memorials
Role Contributor Interviewed Guest Gaylene Gould Interviewed Guest Roger Bowdler Interviewed Guest Norman Ackroyd Interviewed Guest Mark Baldwin Presenter John Wilson Producer Jerome Weatherald