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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.

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The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner
The Breadwinner is in cinemas now, certificate 12A.

Problem in Brighton

Problem in Brighton
David Shrigley's Problem in Brighton was part of Brighton Festival 2018.

Corita Kent: Get With The Action

Corita Kent: Get With The Action
Corita Kent: Get With The Action is at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft until 14th October 2018.

The Life of Stuff

The Life of Stuff
Susannah Walker's The Life of Stuff is out now, published by Doubleday.

King Lear

King Lear

King Lear will air on Monday 28th May at 9.30pm on BBC2.

Podcast Recommendations

Susan Jeffreys recommends the work of artist George Ault.
Kerry Shale recommends the magazine The Idler.
Katie Puckrik recommends the band Sparks.
Tom Sutcliffe recommends Philip Roth's novella Goodbye, Columbus.


Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest Katie Puckrik
Interviewed Guest Kerry Shale
Interviewed Guest Susan Jeffreys
Producer Oliver Jones


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