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Fantastic Beasts 2, Viruses turned into art, Fernand Léger, Heart of Darkness

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald reviewed, viruses turned into art, Fernand Léger, and Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad's novel reimagined for the stage.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise from JK Rowling which explores the Wizarding World before Harry Potter. Eddie Redmayne and Johnny Depp star, and Jude Law joins the cast as a young Dumbledore. James Walters, Head of the Department of Film at the University of Birmingham reviews.

As CAPSID, a new exhibition which explores how viruses behave, opens in Manchester, Front Row brought together the artist behind it, John Walter, and scientist turned artist, Dr Lizzie Burns to discuss the appeal of making art inspired by the microbiological world.

Fernand Léger is the subject of a new exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Leger's work moved between many of the great art movements of the 20th century - Cubism, Surrealism, Futurism - but retained his own distinctive style. Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures is the first major exhibition dedicated to the artist in the UK in 30 years. Art Critic Laura Robertson explains his significance.

Adapting 1902 novel Heart Of Darkness for the stage in 2018 - theatre company Imitating The Dog has turned Joseph Conrad's famous story on its head, swapping the African Congo for war-torn Europe, narrator Charles Marlow for a black female private detective, and using digital film and a dual narrative on stage. To discuss this creative reimaging and how it tackles the novel’s issues with race and colonialism, John is joined by Co-Artistic Director Andrew Quick, and Keicha Greenidge, who plays the lead role.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Photo Credit: Warner Bros


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in selected cinemas, cert PG13 

John Walter: CAPSID

John Walter: CAPSID
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Cytoplasm 
Photo Credit: Jonathan Bassett

Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures

Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures
Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures
Title: Two Women Holding Flowers (Deux femmes tenant des fleurs) 1954
Oil paint on canvas
972 x 1299 mm

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Written and Directed by Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks
Co-produced by Marche Teatro and Cast. Supported by Arts Council England, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University and Theater by the Lake.

Actors: Keisha Greenidge and Morgan Bailey
Photo Credit: Lara Virgultias 

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