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Ingmar Bergman, The Lighthouse, William Gibson, The Art, Design and future of Fungi, Art on the BBC

Ingmar Bergman's Persona, The Lighthouse, William Gibson's novel Agency, The Art, Design and Future of Fungi at Somerset House, Art On The BBC documentary series

Ingmar Bergman's 1966 film Persona has been adapted into a stage play and it is the opening production at the newly revamped Riverside Studios in London The Lighthouse, starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson is a black and white film set in a claustrophobic remote isolated lighthouse where the two keepers begin to rub each other up the wrong way
William Gibson is a sci-fi writer whose latest novel Agency imagines a dystopian future world where time travel is possible but only virtually
The Art, Design and Future of Fungi is an exhibition at Somerset House in London which brings together work by artists and designers, exploring mycophilia, magic mushrooms and fungi futures
Art On The BBC is a new documentary series which delves into 60 years of arts coverage on BBC TV, exploring how TV portrayal has changed.

Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Meg Rosoff, Katie Puckrik and Colin Grant. The producer is Oliver Jones

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Photo: Beatrix Potter, Hygrophorus puniceus, pencil and watercolour, 7.10.1894, collected at Smailholm Tower, Kelso, courtesy of the Armitt Trust

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Persona by Ingmar Bergman

Persona by Ingmar Bergman

Persona by Ingmar Bergman at The Riverside Studios in London until 23 February

Photo: Alice Krige William Close and the Earth Harp Nobuhle Mngcwengi
(c) Pamela Raith)

 

The Art, Design and Future of Fungi.

The Art, Design and Future of Fungi.

Exhibition at Somerset House until 26 April.

Image: ‘Mycoschoen’ by Kristel Peters

(c) courtesy of the artist

Agency by William Gibson

Agency by William Gibson
Agency in bookshops availailable now
Photo:  William Gibson (c) Michael O'Shea

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse (Cert 15) is on wide release now
Photo: (c) Universal


 

Arts on BBC

Arts on BBC
photo: Sister Wendy (c) BBC

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