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The joy of sewing, poet Fatimah Asghar, Painting in miniature

Shahidha Bari talks to Fatimah Asghar about poetry and the web series Brown Girls, looks at the miniatures of Nicholas Hilliard and the popular history of sewing with Clare Hunter.

Shahidha Bari talks to Fatimah Asghar about poetry and the Emmy nominated web series Brown Girls, looks at the miniatures of Nicholas Hilliard and the popular history of sewing with Clare Hunter. She is also joined by historians Christina Faraday, who studies art in Tudor and Jacobean England and Jade Halbert, who researches the British Fashion Industry.

Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver runs at the National Portrait Gallery in London from February 21st to May 19th 2019.
Clare Hunter has written Threads of Life
The Great British Sewing Bee is on air on BBC Two.
Fatimah Asghar's poetry collection is called If They Come For Us.

Producer: Robyn Read

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44 minutes

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Wed 20 Feb 2019 22:00

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