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Ben Affleck, Untitled in Nottingham, V&A news, Lord Snowdon remembered

Ben Affleck discusses writing and directing Live by Night; the significance of Tristram Hunt as the new V&A director; Untitled in Nottingham; Lord Snowdon remembered.

Ben Affleck discusses writing, directing, producing and starring in Live By Night, in which a bunch of Boston gangsters make their way to Florida and find themselves up against the competition in the Prohibition era.

With news that the Labour MP and historian Tristram Hunt is to become the new director of the V&A in London, former Chair of Arts Council England Liz Forgan gives her reaction.

The death of photographer Lord Snowdon - Antony Armstrong-Jones - was announced today. His former dealer, Giles Huxley-Parlour, remembers the former husband of Princess Margaret, who has died aged 86.

Untitled is the name of a new exhibition at Nottingham's New Art Exchange. It refers to a longstanding practice where artists choose not to title their work in case it influences the viewer. This exhibition offers 12 contemporary African diaspora artists an open platform so visitors can come to their own conclusions on the message behind their art. Morgan Quaintance reviews.

As a new species of gibbon discovered in the tropical forests of SW China is named Skywalker, comedian and writer Danny Robins reflects on the weird world of animals named after cultural figures.

And to mark the severe flood warnings issued today for the east coast of England, we remember the flood in 1571 in Boston, which Jean Ingelow describes in her 1863 poem High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Liz Forgan

    Duration: 03:31

  • Ben Affleck

    Duration: 08:52

  • Untitled: Art

    Duration: 05:56

  • Animal Names

    Duration: 03:47

  • Snowdon Obituary

    Duration: 04:03

  • High Tide on the Coast of Lincs

    Duration: 01:38

Live by Night

Live by Night
Ben Affleck and Kirsty Lang
Live by Night is in cinemas nationwide

Main image: Ben Affleck in Live By Night 
Photo Credit: Warner Bros

Untitled: Art on the Conditions of Our Time

Untitled: Art on the Conditions of Our Time
Photo credit: When Shall We 3 - Kimathi Donkor
(Scenes from the life of Njinga Mbandi) 2010

Untitled: Art on the Conditions of Our Time until 19 March at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham


Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Jerome Weatherald
Interviewed Guest Ben Affleck
Interviewed Guest Liz Forgan
Interviewed Guest Giles Huxley-Parlour
Interviewed Guest Morgan Quaintance
Interviewed Guest Danny Robins

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