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.
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
Dark Comedy Prevenge
Shostakovich Symphony No.12
|Interviewed Guest||Meryl O'Rourke|
|Interviewed Guest||John Boyne|
|Interviewed Guest||Keith Tyson|
|Interviewed Guest||Vasily Petrenko|
|Interviewed Guest||Raymond Briggs|