Bananarama reunited, The Wellcome Book Prize winner announced, David Mach

As a trio, Bananarama remain one of the UK's most successful all-female groups. After four hit albums, founder member Siobhan Fahey left in 1988, with remaining members Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward choosing to keep the group going for the next three decades. They join John Wilson to discuss why now was the right time to reform for a comeback tour.

The Wellcome Book Prize celebrates the best new books that engage with an aspect of medicine, health or illness, and can be fiction or non-fiction. As the winner is announced on tonight's Front Row, Val McDermid, chair of judges, joins John Wilson from the ceremony.

On the first day that he gets access to the London gallery for his new exhibition Incoming, Scottish artist David Mach shares his thoughts on the challenge of creating a new work in situ from scratch, using 20 tonnes of newspaper and a second-hand Jeep. His two-week preparations will be streamed live online.

Presenter John Wilson
Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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Bananarama reunited

Bananarama reunited

Bananarama tours the UK starting at Glasgow on 12 November 2017, and then calling at  Blackpool, Newcastle, York, Manchester, London, Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Plymouth, Brighton, and Ipswich, ending in Southend on 02 December 2017. 


Images:  Main image above: Bananarama

Image to the left: Bananarama with John Wlson

The Wellcome Book Prize winner announced

The Wellcome Book Prize winner announced

The winner of the Wellcome Book Prize 2017 is Maylis de Kerangal for Mend the Living, translated by Jessica Moore

Image: Maylis de Kerangal

David Mach

David Mach

David Mach: Incoming is at Griffin Gallery, London from 11 May - 7 July 2017.

Incoming's installation process at the Griffin Gallery will be open to the public, and is live streamed from 26 April - 10 May 2017.  Click here for the live stream.

Image: Bangers n Mash by David Mach (one of his previous artworks)

Image credit: Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow 2002


Role Contributor
Interviewed GuestSara Dallin
Interviewed GuestKeren Woodward
Interviewed GuestSiobhan Fahey
Interviewed GuestVal McDermid
Interviewed GuestDavid Mach
PresenterJohn Wilson
ProducerJerome Weatherald

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