Artist Keith Tyson, dark comedy Prevenge, novelist John Boyne, Shostakovich Symphony No 12

In Prevenge, writer and director Alice Lowe stars as an expectant mother whose unborn child convinces her to commit murder. Meryl O'Rourke reviews this dark comedy which was filmed whilst Lowe was actually pregnant.

John Boyne is one of Ireland's bestselling novelists. His book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has sold six million copies worldwide. He talks to Samira about his latest novel, The Heart's Invisible Furies, the story of social developments in post-war Ireland told through the life of his main character, Cyril Avery.

The Turner-prize winning artist Keith Tyson talks about his latest exhibition at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, in which he explores the universe and our place in it. Featuring more than 360 studio wall drawings created over the last 20 years of his career, it aims to form a visual diary of Tyson's practice.

To mark centenary of the Russian Revolution - which saw the collapse of the Russian Empire and the rise of the Soviet Union - Front Row has asked figures from the Arts world to select the work inspired by the events of 1917 that they admire most. Tonight, conductor Vasily Petrenko selects Symphony No. 12, composed by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Plus, in the podcast edition of this programme, illustrator and storyteller Raymond Briggs who has been recognised with this year's BookTrust lifetime achievement award, speaking to John Wilson.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Jack Soper.

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Artist Keith Tyson

Artist Keith Tyson

Turn Back Now, the exhibition of Keith Tyson's work is at The Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, East Sussex until 04 June 2017.


Main image above: Keith Tyson and Samira Ahmed with Keith Tyson's works:

A Mystery to Myself (in front of them) and January 2009: 'Locked Out' (behind them).

Image to the left: Keith Tyson, image credit: Scott Douglas

Novelist John Boyne

Novelist John Boyne

John Boyne's book, The Heart's Invisible Furies is out now from Penguin in hardback, and as an ebook or audio download.

Image: John Boyne

Image credit: Alex Sapienza

Dark Comedy Prevenge

Dark Comedy Prevenge

The film Prevenge is released on 10 February 2017, certificate 15.

Image: Alice Lowe as Ruth in Prevenge

Image credit: Western Edge Pictures

Shostakovich Symphony No.12

Shostakovich Symphony No.12

Vasily Petrenko is the conductor of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.


Image: Vasily Petrenko

Image credit: Mark McNulty


Role Contributor
PresenterSamira Ahmed
Interviewed GuestMeryl O'Rourke
Interviewed GuestJohn Boyne
Interviewed GuestKeith Tyson
Interviewed GuestVasily Petrenko
Interviewed GuestRaymond Briggs
ProducerJack Soper

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