This week The Verb is live at The Aldeburgh Festival in Snape Maltings. Joining Ian and a studio audience are Lavinia Greenlaw, Fiona Sampson and Mark Padmore.
Presenter: Ian McMillan
Producer: Faith Lawrence
The writer Lavinia Greenlaw has published fiction and non-fiction books as well as six collections of poetry. She reads from her latest collection 'The Built Moment', (Faber), which examines her father's dementia.
Fiona Sampson's latest book is the biography 'In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein'. She also reads from her forthcoming poetry collection.
As part of this year's Aldeburgh Festival, tenor Mark Padmore will be preforming Benjamin Britten’s extraordinary settings of John Donne and Thomas Hardy. He is accompanied by pianist Lana Bode.
Bastard Assignments are a collective of of composer-performers making experimental music and are Open Space Artists at Snape Maltings. Here, they perform a brand new commission for the The Verb