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Siobhan Davies, Peter Bazalgette, Lost in London, Royal Albert Hall ticket resales

Sir Peter Bazalgette on his four years as the Chair of Arts Council England; choreographer Siobhan Davies on her new work exploring mind and body; Woody Harrelson's one-take film.

Sir Peter Bazalgette made his name as the TV producer behind shows like Big Brother and Ready Steady Cook. As he steps down as Chair of Arts Council England, he discusses the achievements and disappointments of his four-year tenure, funding for the arts in testing financial times and his latest book, The Empathy Instinct, in which he defends art and popular culture as a means of bridging the empathy gap and creating a more civil society.

In her new performance installation entitled material / rearranged / to / be, dancer and choreographer Siobhan Davies has invited seven artists to explore human gesture and the relationship between mind and body. She discusses her approach to the project with collaborator Jonathan Cole, professor of clinical neurophysiology.

The Royal Albert Hall has been called a 'national disgrace' by its former president after members - about 330 individuals who own roughly a fifth of the seats at the venue - exchanged tips on how to use controversial 'secondary' ticketing sites such as Viagogo and StubHub to resell their tickets. Former Royal Albert Hall president Richard Lyttelton and current President Jon Moynihan debate the issue.

Last night, writer, director and star Woody Harrelson completed a live film, streamed to cinemas as it was being shot on London's streets in one single, uninterrupted take. Was it a cinematic first to remember? Film critic Jason Solomons reviews.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Rachel Simpson.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Peter Bazalgette

    Duration: 09:57

  • Lost in London

    Duration: 04:22

  • Royal Albert Hall ticket resales

    Duration: 06:44

  • Siobhan Davies

    Duration: 06:22

Peter Bazalgette

Peter Bazalgette

Image: Peter Bazalgette

Image credit: Philippa Gedge, 2013

Lost in London

Lost in London
Image: Woody Harrelson in action in Lost in London

Royal Albert Hall ticket resales

Royal Albert Hall ticket resales

Image: An empty auditorium at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Image Credit: Stephen Frak

Siobhan Davies Dance

Siobhan Davies Dance

material/rearranged/to/be by Siobhan Davies Dance is at The Curve, Barbican, London until 28 January 2017, and also visits

Tramway 2, Glasgow 22 - 30 April

The Whitworth, University of Manchester 06 - 14 May 2017

The Bluecoat, Liverpool 01 - 19 July 2017

Images:

Main image above: installation view of material/rearranged/to/be by Siobhan Davies Dance

Image credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Image to the right: Atlas Loop by Matthias Sperling, part of material/rearranged/to/be

Image credit: Pari Nadei

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Interviewed Guest Peter Bazalgette
Interviewed Guest Siobhan Davies
Interviewed Guest Jonathan Cole
Interviewed Guest Richard Lyttelton
Interviewed Guest Jason Solomons
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Rachel Simpson

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