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Noel Gallagher, Poets in Zimbabwe, Surrealism in Egypt

Noel Gallagher discusses his new album. Plus Zimbabwean poet Togara Muzanenhamo, a review of Surrealism in Egypt at Tate Liverpool, and is new musical Tiger Bay the next Les Mis?

Noel Gallagher, former songwriter and guitarist for Oasis, discusses his new album Who Built The Moon? He tells us why he chose to go solo after the break-up of the band and discusses his ongoing estrangement from his brother Liam.

There are tanks on the streets of Harare, from there Togara Muzanenhamo talks about the life, and role, of the poet in Zimbabwe today. He reads poetry inspired by the farm where he lives and works.

Surrealism is very much thought of as a European art movement but a new exhibition at Tate Liverpool, Surrealism in Egypt: Art et Liberté 1938 - 1948, calls that into question. Anna Somers Cocks, founding editor and current chairman of The Art Newspaper, reviews.

Tiger Bay, written by Daf James and Michael Williams, is a new musical set in Cardiff's multi-ethnic docks in the early 20th Century, staged by the Wales Millennium Centre in conjunction with Cape Town Opera. Could this be the Welsh Les Mis? Jude Rogers gives her verdict.

Presenter: Stig Abel
Producer: Helen Fitzhenry.

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30 minutes


  • Noel Gallagher

    Duration: 10:09

  • Surrealism in Egypt

    Duration: 07:07

  • Poets in Zimbabwe

    Duration: 04:49

  • Tiger Bay the Musical

    Duration: 05:38

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds new album Who built the Moon? is released on 24 November 2017.

Their tour of the UK and Ireland starts in Glasgow on 18 April 2018, and finishes in Liverpool on 26 May 2018, visiting Aberdeen, Wembley, Nottingham, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds, Belfast, Dublin and Liverpool in between those dates.

Images: main image above and image to the left: Noel Gallagher

Surrealism in Egypt

Surrealism in Egypt

Surrealism in Egypt: Art et Liberte 1938-  1948 is at Tate Liverpool from  17 November 2017 until 18 March 2018.

Image: Ramses Younan, 1913-1966

Untitled 1939

Oil on canvas

465 x 365 mm

Courtesy H.E. Sheikh Hassan M. A. Al Thani collection

Collection of Sheikh Hassan. M. A. AL Thani Qatar


Zimbabwe poet

Zimbabwe poet

Image: Zimbabwean poet Togara Muzanenhamo

Image credit: Carcanet Press

Tiger Bay the Musical

Tiger Bay the Musical

Tiger Bay the Musical is at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff until 25 November 2017.

Image: the cast of Tiger Bay the Musical

Image credit: Polly Turner


Role Contributor
Presenter Stig Abel
Interviewed Guest Noel Gallagher
Interviewed Guest Togara Muzanenhamo
Interviewed Guest Anna Somers Cocks
Interviewed Guest Jude Rogers
Producer Helen Fitzhenry


  • Thu 16 Nov 2017 19:15



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