Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Ursula K Le Guin remembered, Charles I: King and Collector
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Ursula K Le Guin remembered, Charles I: King and Collector at the Royal Academy in London and arts funding issues in Northern Ireland.
Now just 18, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason won the title of BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016. His choice of repertoire ranges from Shostakovich to Bob Marley and he plays live in the studio on the release of his debut album, Inspiration.
Following the announcement of the death of Ursula K. Le Guin, the Earthsea writer's literary agent Ginger Clark and fantasy novelist Vic James discuss her legacy.
Charles I (1600-1649) acquired and commissioned an extensive collection of art, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Holbein and Titian. Jerry Brotton, author of The Sale of the Late King's Goods, assesses the new Royal Academy exhibition Charles I: King and Collector, which includes works reunited for the first time since the 17th century.
As two Belfast-based arts institutions - the arts complex The MAC and the Ulster Orchestra - receive emergency funding after financial problems put them at risk, the BBC's Northern Ireland Arts Correspondent, Robbie Meredith, discusses the current state of arts funding in Northern Ireland.
Presenter: Alex Clark
Producer: Jerome Weatherald.
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Sheku's album Inspiration is out now
Main image: Sheku Kanneh-MasonPhoto credit: Decca
Charles I: King and Collector
Anthony van Dyck, Cupid and Psyche, 1639-40
Oil on canvas, 200.2 x 192.6 cm
Royal Collection Trust /
© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017
Charles I: King and Collector exhibition at the
Royal Academy from 27 Jan until 15 April
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Role Contributor Presenter Alex Clark Producer Jerome Weatherald
- Wed 24 Jan 2018 19:15