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Kevin Kwan, Annilese Miskimmon of ENO, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Crazy Rich Asians novelist Kevin Kwan; Annilese Miskimmon, artistic director of English National Opera; artist Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley; Florence's Uffizi Gallery

Kevin Kwan, author of the Crazy Rich Asians novels, which was adapted into the hit film of 2018, talks about his new book Sex and Vanity, a satire set in the worlds of uber-rich New York and Capri, and is an homage to EM Forster’s A Room with a View.

Annilese Miskimmon, the new Artistic Director of English National Opera, discusses her first project, ENO Drive & Live, a series of live opera performances that audiences can safely drive to and stay in their cars for the experience.

As demonstrations for Black Trans Lives take place in the UK and the USA, Caitlin Benedict talks to creator of the Black Trans Archive, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, about how a video game can archive the experiences of black transgender people.

Eike Schmidt, director of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, discusses how the institution has chosen to focus on younger people and those from the local area, rather than the usual international visitors, since re-opening post-coronavirus.

Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Hannah Robins
Main image: Kevin Kwan
Image credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for HFA

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Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan is published on 29 June 2020 in hardback,and as an audio download and an eBook.

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Main image above: Kevin Kwan

Image credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for HFA

Image to the left: Kevin Kwan

Image credit: Jessica Chou

 

Annilese Miskimmon of ENO

Annilese Miskimmon of ENO

Drive and Live - ENO performs La Boheme as a drive-in opera at Alexandra Palace Park, London from 19 - 27 September 2020.

Image: Annilese Miskimmon,  the ENO's new Artistic Director

Image credit: Robert Workman

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Image: the Black Trans Archive website

Image credit: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

Image: a painting of Medusa turns the coronavirus to stone in the Uffizi Galleries' TikTok account.

Image credit: The Uffizi Galleries

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