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Mark Rylance and Claire van Kampen on Nice Fish; Anselm Kiefer; Spike Lee's Chi-raq

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Mark Rylance and Claire van Kampen on their play Nice Fish, Anselm Kiefer on his latest exhibition Walhalla and a review of Spike Lee's Chi-raq.

The Chancellor today pledged £7.6million to save the stately home Wentworth Woodhouse, for the nation. Campaigner Simon Jenkins explains the significance of Britain's largest private home.

In a rare interview, the artist Anselm Kiefer discusses his new exhibition Walhalla, which features a dimly-lit, lead-lined dormitory full of lead sheets and pillows, and a series of large-scale new paintings covered in molten metal.

Chi-raq is Spike Lee's latest film set in a black suburb of Chicago, where two rival gangs are at war. A musical drama, the film is a contemporary take on the Aristophanes' Lysistrata. Ekow Eshun reviews.

Nice Fish is a comic play written by Mark Rylance based on the poems of Louis Jenkins. He describes why he set it on a frozen Minnesota lake and director Claire van Kampen talks about the challenges that presents for the stage.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Edwina Pitman.

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30 minutes


  • Wentworth Woodhouse

    Duration: 05:27

  • Anselm Kiefer

    Duration: 08:20

  • Spike Lee's Chi-Raq

    Duration: 05:04

  • Mark Rylance and Claire van Kampen on Nice Fish

    Duration: 08:31

Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse

Image: Wentworth Woodhouse's East Front

Image credit: Savills


Nice Fish

Nice Fish

Nice Fish  by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins is at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London until 11 February 2017.


Main image above and smaller image to the right: Mark Rylance (Left) and Jim Lichtscheidl (Right) in Nice Fish.

Images credit: Teddy Woolf




Spike Lee's new film Chi-Raq is in UK cinemas from 02 December 2016, certificate 15.

Image: Teyonah Parris as Lysistrata in Chi-Raq

Image credit: Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks/Amazon




Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Keifer's Walhalla exhibition is at the White Cube Bermondsey gallery in London.

Image: Anselm Keifer (Left) with John Wilson, standing in front of his work Gehautete Landschaft 2016

oil, acrylic, emulsion, shellac and lead on canvas



Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Simon Jenkins
Interviewed Guest Mark Rylance
Interviewed Guest Claire van Kampen
Interviewed Guest Ekow Eshun
Interviewed Guest Anselm Kiefer
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Edwina Pitman




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