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Actress Jessica Chastain and singer Mavis Staples

American actress Jessica Chastain on what makes a well written female character

Joining Nikki Bedi on The Arts Hour this week are British Asian sarod player and composer Soumik Datta, and film critic Tara Judah

American actress Jessica Chastain on what makes a well written female character.

Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović explains the inspiration behind her Virtual Reality piece Rising.

Oscar winning actress Jodie Foster talks about moving into directing and reveals the directors who've most influenced her.

The legendary American singer Mavis Staples reminisces about Martin Luther King Jr on whose sermons some of her songs are based.

Jamaican Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison on the writers who helped her through grief.

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino perform and explain the origins of the Tarantella.

(Photo shows: Jessica Chastain (c) Rich Fury/Getty Images, Mavis Staples (c) Paul Morigi/Getty Images, Jodie Foster (c) Joe Maher/Getty Images)

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Mon 8 Jan 2018 23:06GMT

Soumik Datta

Soumik Datta
Soumik Datta's new album, King of Ghosts is out now on The Globe label
Photo credit: Soumik Datta (c) Peter LeMay 

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples' new album If All I Was Was Black is available now
Photo credit: Mavis Staples (c) Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images 

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