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Presented by Samira Ahmed. Today’s programme includes The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling, the German choreographer Sasha Waltz and Saudi Arabian Art.

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Fri 28 Sep 2012 08:32GMT


  • The Casual Vacancy

    The new book by JK Rowling - her first ever for adult readers - has been the subject of massive hype and speculation, but hours after it's published, the Strand reviews The Casual Vacancy.

    Duration: 06:26

  • Sasha Waltz

    The German choreographer Sasha Waltz has been compared to the late, great Pina Bausch, the mother of modern dance. But her modern choreography is very different, and inspired by ancient spaces.

    Duration: 04:29

  • New Saudi Art Space

    Curator Sara Raza on the all-woman Soft Power exhibition in Riyadh and what it says about the country's fledgling contemporary art scene.

    Duration: 04:55