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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

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28 minutes

Fab 5 Freddy

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.

Images:

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 

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Summer reads

Summer reads

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

 

 

 

 

 

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson

To the Moon, a virtual reality experience and installation by Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang is at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester until 20 July 2019, part of the Manchester International Festival.

Image: Laurie Anderson

Image credit: Tarnish Vision

Apollo 50

Apollo 50

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.

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Join Mary Beard and guests for live and late debate on Friday evenings on BBC Two.

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