Fanny and Alexander, The Nile Hilton Incident, Toby Litt, Minimalism, Cross Dressing
A look at Fanny and Alexander at the Old Vic, Swedish-Egyptian film The Nile Hilton Incident, Toby Litt's Notes For a Young Gentleman and a cross dressing exhibition.
Fanny and Alexander opens at London's Old Vic Theatre. Adapted from Ingmar Bergman's award-winning 1982 film, how well does such a sumptuous film transfer to the stage?
Also coming from Sweden is our film this week (well, to be more accurate, it's a Swedish/German/Egyptian co-production). The Nile Hilton Incident tells the true story of an Egyptian policeman investigating the death of a nightclub singer in Cairo, as The Arab Spring is beginning. But the justice system seems intent on stymieing his work.
Toby Litt's latest novel is Notes For a Young Gentleman. It's told in the form of advice left behind by a WW2 soldier after a mission that went wrong.
In Tones Drones and Arpeggios; The Magic of Minimalism on BBC4, Charles Hazlewood interviews La Monte Young and Terry Riley about the movement which stripped music back to its sonic essentials and power
The latest exhibition at London's Photgraphers' Gallery is 'Under Cover, a Secret History of Cross Dressers' Made up of a collection of amateur 'found photographs' from Europe and the US dating from 1880 onwards, it explores the many manifestations of gender non-conformity and cross-dressing.
Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Rosie Boycott, Linda Grant and Robert Hanks. The producer is Oliver Jones.
Fanny and Alexander
Fanny and Alexander runs at The Old Vic in London until 14th April
Image: Manuel Harlan
The Nile Hilton Incident
The Nile Hilton Incident (Cert 15) is on limited release
Notes For A Young Gentleman
Notes For A Young Gentleman by Toby Litt is published by Seagull
Image: Mauricio Molizane de Souza
Under Cover: A Secret History of Cross-Dressers
Under Cover: A Secret History of Cross-Dressers is at The Photographers’ Gallery in London until 3rd June
Image: Guilda, [one of a triptych]. New York, United States, circa 1950. © Sebastian Lifshitz Collection, Courtesy of Sebastian Lifshitz and The Photographers’ Gallery
Tones, Drones and Arpeggios: The Magic of Minimalism
|Interviewed Guest||La Monte Young|
|Interviewed Guest||Terry Riley|
|Interviewed Guest||Rosie Boycott|
|Interviewed Guest||Linda Grant|
|Interviewed Guest||Robert Hanks|