Fab 5 Freddy, Laurie Anderson, Summer reads, film trailers
Fab 5 Freddy on the Italian Renaissance, Laurie Anderson's VR project To the Moon, Candice Carty-Williams with her best summer reads, and Katie Popperwell discusses film trailers.
Hip hop pioneer and art lover Fred Brathwaite, aka Fab 5 Freddy, hunts for the hidden black figures of Italian Renaissance art in a new BBC2 documentary, A Fresh Guide To Florence. He reveals some of the ground-breaking images he discovered of a multi-racial and multi-ethnic society that have slipped through the cracks of art history.
Artist Laurie Anderson discusses her new VR artwork To the Moon, currently at the Manchester International Festival.
The author of the bestselling Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams, makes her pick of paperbacks to take on holiday as great summer reads.
With the release of the trailers for Cats and the new Top Gun film attracting so much attention on social media, Katie Popperwell considers the importance of the film trailer, and what makes a good one.
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Jerome Weatherald
Fab 5 Freddy
A Fresh Guide to Florence presented by Fab 5 Freddy is on BBC 2 on S27 july at 9.00pm, and on the BBC iPlayer.
Main image above: Fab 5 Freddy in Florence
Image to the left: Fab 5 Freddy with Gpozzoli's the procession of the Magi fresco in Florence
Images credit: BBC Studios/David Shulman
Image: Front Row's recommendations for some summer holiday reading.
The books are:
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life - Samantha Irby
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Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Ordinary People - Diana Evans
Public Service Broadcasting are playing at Apollo 50 on 20 July 2019. It's an arts, culture and music event to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 lunar landing held at the Goonhilly Earth Station, Cornwall, which is where the images from the moon were initially received.