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.
|Interviewed Guest||Craig Reid|
|Interviewed Guest||Charlie Reid|
|Interviewed Guest||Elizabeth Newman|
|Interviewed Guest||Dan Coleman|
|Interviewed Guest||Drew Hemment|
|Interviewed Guest||Lesley Taker|