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The Proclaimers, Gulliver's Travels, Internet as inspiration

The Proclaimers perform live and discuss their new album Angry Cyclist, rewriting Gulliver's Travels for the 21st century, and drawing artistic inspiration from the Internet.

Craig and Charlie Reid, better known as The Proclaimers, are live in the Front Row studio playing the title track of their new album Angry Cyclist. They discuss passing the 30 year landmark as professional musicians, seeing their music inspire a theatre production and a film, and why the idea of an angry cyclist seemed for them the perfect way of capturing the current political mood.

Two new productions inspired by Gulliver's Travels open this month in Bolton and Edinburgh. Their respective directors - Elizabeth Newman and Dan Coleman - discuss the appeal of Jonathan Swift's classic novel, and how their respective versions celebrate and challenge different aspects of this 18th century story.

Continuing Front Row's Inspire season, Drew Hemment, artist and founder of the FutureEverything Festival, and Lesley Taker, Exhibitions Manager at FACT - the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, discuss how the internet has inspired artists.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Ekene Akalawu.

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The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers album; Angry Cyclist is released on Friday. They continue their UK and Ireland tour.

Gulliver Returns

Gulliver Returns
Gulliver Returns, Written and Directed by Dan Coleman and produced by Dawn StateTheatre Company is on at the Edinburgh Festival until 26 August and then tours the UK

Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels by Octagon Theatre Bolton is on from16th until 27th August.

Internet as Inspiration

Internet as Inspiration

Drew Hemment is an artist, curator and academic researcher. He is Founder and Creative Director of FutureEverything,

Lesley Taker is Producer / Curator at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)

 

 

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Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Craig Reid
Interviewed Guest Charlie Reid
Interviewed Guest Elizabeth Newman
Interviewed Guest Dan Coleman
Interviewed Guest Drew Hemment
Interviewed Guest Lesley Taker
Performer The Proclaimers
Producer Ekene Akalawu

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