The Breadwinner, Brighton Festival, Sister Corita Kent, Susannah Walker, King Lear
Angelina Jolie's The Breadwinner, Brighton Festival, Sister Corita Kent in Ditchling, Susannah Walker's The Life of Stuff and Anthony Hopkins in BBC TV's King Lear.
Animated film The Breadwinner (co=produced by Angelina Jolie) is the story of a young Afghani girl in Kabul who has to disguise her gender in order to be able to support her family
David Shrigley was the curator for this year's Brighton Festival. We went to see Problem in Brighton; described as "an alt-rock/pop pantomime... requiring ear plugs and an open mind". what on earth is one of those?!
Sister Corita Kent was an artist, a famously charismatic educator and a Roman Catholic nun based in LA during the 60s. Her vibrant screen-printed banners drew on pop art influences and confronted poverty, racism and war in spite of disapproval from her archdiocese who said her work was blasphemous and communist. An exhibition of her work has just opened in Ditchling in Sussex.
Susannah Walker's The Life of Stuff is a memoir of the mess we leave behind. When she has to clear her mother's house, she is confronted by the random collections of a hoarder and reflects on what causes it and what it all means.
Anthony Hopkins plays King Lear in modern dress in BBC TV's latest Shakespeare adaptation, directed by Richard Eyre
Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Katie Puckrik, Kerry Shale and Susan Jeffreys. The producer is Oliver Jones.
Problem in Brighton
Corita Kent: Get With The Action
The Life of Stuff
King Lear will air on Monday 28th May at 9.30pm on BBC2.
|Interviewed Guest||Katie Puckrik|
|Interviewed Guest||Kerry Shale|
|Interviewed Guest||Susan Jeffreys|