Wonder Woman, Persuasion, Lucienne Day/Barbara Brown, Adam Thorpe, Ackley Bridge
The long- awaited Wonder Woman blockbuster movie has arrived amongst us mere mortals - prepare to be overwhelmed, puny mortals.
A stage adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion has opened at The Manchester Royal Exchange. It's taken an unconventional approach and includes silver swimwear and a foam party - is this a step too far for a classic text or a bold new interpretation?
The work of designers Lucienne Day and Barbara Brown can be seen at The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. Their fabrics seems fresh, familiar and distinctive six decades after they were created
Adam Thorpe's latest novel Missing Fay deals with a familiar trope in novels; the missing child. How does he mine something new from a seam which has been worked so often before?
Channel 4 has a new drama based around a fictional school in Yorkshire. Ackley Bridge is being promoted and scheduled to get a lot of attention, but how well does it deal with modern education?
Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Paul Farley, Bidisha and Susan Jeffreys. The producer is Oliver Jones.
Whitworth Art Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery’s Lucienne Day and Barbara Brown exhibitions run until 16 July and December 2017 respectively.
Image: Dandelion Clocks screen-printed furnishing fabric, Lucienne Day, 1953 © the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation
Missing Fay is available in hardback and ebook now.
Image: Daniel Thorpe
|Interviewed Guest||Paul Farley|
|Interviewed Guest||Susan Jeffreys|