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Catch 22, Recycling fashion, Fred D'Aguiar, Wu Mali

Anne McElvoy, former Colonel Lincoln Jopp MC and novelist Benjamin Markovits on the new TV Catch-22, Jade Halbert on recycling fashion, poet Fred D'Aguiar and artist Wu Mali.

Anne McElvoy with former Col Lincoln Jopp MC and novelist Benjamin Markovits on the new TV version of Catch-22 starring George Clooney. Fred D'Aguiar on poetry and history. Taiwanese Artist Wu Mali is in London for a conference on art in rural areas. Recycling Fashion is considered by New Generation Thinker Jade Halbert as she visits a clothing warehouse in Batley.

Catch-22 starts on Channel 4 on June 20th. It has already been broadcast in the USA.
Translations from Memory is the eighth collection of poems by Fred D'Aguiar.
Wu Mali gives the keynote lecture at the Rural Assembly Conference at the Whitechapel Gallery.

New Generation Thinkers is a scheme run by the BBC and the AHRC to select ten academics each year who can turn their research into radio. You can hear more from the 2019 Thinkers in this launch programme https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0004dsv
Jade Halbert teaches on fashion at the University of Huddersfield. You can hear more from her in this programme about sewing https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002mk2

A discussion of Windrush with poets Jay Bernard and Hannah Lowe & Colin Grant can be found in the Free Thinking archive https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b6ynjb and Words and Music on Radio on Sunday June 23rd is inspired by the Empire Windrush https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000r32
You can hear more about Tagore in this discussion https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p046j6dx
A Landmark discussion about Catch 22 with Patrick Hennessey, Sarah Churchwell, Michael Goldfarb and Heller's daughter Erica https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015n9xj

Producer: Zahid Warley

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