Horrible Histories review, Barbara Strozzi at 400 and Extinction Rebellion at the V&A. Read more
Horrible Histories, Barbara Strozzi at 400, Barney Norris, V&A and Extinction Rebellion
Horrible Histories review, Barbara Strozzi at 400 and Extinction Rebellion at the V&A.
Blacking-up in opera, How to watch Shakespeare, Fiona Kidman, Carlos Cruz-Diez
Blacking-up in opera, How to watch Shakespeare, Fiona Kidman's novel and Carlos Cruz-Diez.
Herman Melville and Moby Dick, Luddite rebellion on stage, TV's I Am the Night
The great whaling novel Moby Dick and - is there something to be said for Luddism?
Notre-Dame organist Olivier Latry, Gurinder Chadha, Rupert Everett's Uncle Vanya
Notre-Dame's organist Olivier Latry on the recent fire, and film director Gurinder Chadha
k.d. lang, paying inheritance tax with art, ceramicist Magdalene Odundo
k.d. lang reveals that she is retiring from music now that the muse has left her.
Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, Téa Obreht, Kathy Hinde, Dalia Stasevska
We review Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw and Kathy Hinde composes with sounds from a bog
The Crucible, the music of Peterloo, Patrick Bronte and DA Pennebaker
A new ballet interpretation of The Crucible, and two musical perspectives on a massacre.
Toni Morrison remembered, the Sound of Space in Music
Stig Abell and guests pay tribute to the American writer Toni Morrison.
Candace Bushnell, Dance about rugby, Concern over the captioning of audiobooks, New play 8 Hotels
Sex and the City writer Candace Bushnell, dance about rugby, Paul Robeson drama 8 Hotels
The art of calligraphy, conductor Martyn Brabbins, Playmobil: The Movie
Paul Antonio on the art of calligraphy, and Proms conductor Martyn Brabbins
Cary Grant and Notorious, Festival cancellations, Movement directors, Anna Symon
Cary Grant's Notorious restored, the role of movement directors, Anna Symon on Deep Water
Lemn Sissay, Queen Victoria's piano, Euphoria
Poet Lemn Sissay on his new memoir, and Queen Victoria's grand piano
Live from the Edinburgh Festivals
Henning Wehn, Ambrose Parry, Travis Alabanza on stage at the Edinburgh Festivals
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, How to listen to a symphony, black paint controversy, 14th August cultural events
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio on their film Tarantino's Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Basil Brush, Christina Bianco, Climate Change theatre and new musicals at Edinburgh Fringe
As the Fringe becomes increasingly woke, can artists stay both entertaining and right on?
The true story behind blockbuster film Jaws, Benjamin Zephaniah, Catherine Cohen's cabaret
The true story behind Jaws, Benjamin Zephaniah, Catherine Cohen, self-care at the Fringe.
Louise Doughty, Robert Icke's The Doctor, Edinburgh Festival Highlights
Louise Doughty, Robert Icke's The Doctor and Edinburgh festival highlights.
Antonio Banderas, Philippa Gregory and V.V. James on witches in literature, umbrellas in chinese culture
Antonio Banderas on playing film director Pedro Almodovar in Pain and Glory.
Conductor John Wilson, Interior design, The Wizard of Oz
Conductor John Wilson on composer Erich Korngold, and the art of interior design.
Danny Brocklehurst on Brassic, Why are fewer people taking English A level?, Fisherwomen
Bafta winner Danny Brocklehurst on new comedy drama Brassic.
Andrew Davies on Sanditon, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the literature of citizen and state
Andrew Davies on his television dramatisation of Jane Austen's unfinished novel Sanditon
Edna O'Brien on her new novel Girl, her first The Country Girls, and her career in between
Edna O'Brien talks about her new novel, her first and her six-decade career.
Colson Whitehead, Duke Ellington's Sacred Music, Carnival Row, Sheila Steafel
Colson Whitehead's novel The Nickel Boys, Duke Ellington's Sacred Music, Carnival Row
James Graham on drama and constitutional turmoil, Jeff Pope on A Confession, The literary arts and The Troubles
Screenwriter Jeff Pope talks about his new ITV drama A Confession starring Martin Freeman.
Mrs Lowry and Son reviewed, Anna Calvi, Poet Stephen Sexton
Anna Calvi performs live and talks about her score for Peaky Blinders.
Salman Rushdie on Quichotte, Joanna Hogg on The Souvenir
Salman Rushdie on his new novel Quichotte, based on the Cervantes classic, Don Quixote.
The Capture, Venice Film Festival highlights, Enid Blyton reevaluated
BBC TV fake news thriller The Capture - we speak to the creator Ben Chanan.
The Booker Prize shortlist, Lucian Freud's new biography, The importance of arts to local identity
Lucian Freud's biography, Booker Prize shortlist. The importance of arts to local identity
Chrissie Hynde, The Theatre of Parliament, Arts Minister Rebecca Pow
Events last night in the House of Commons as theatre, and Chrissie Hynde sings jazz.
Margaret Atwood's The Testaments reviewed, Ryan Wigglesworth, Robert Battle
Margaret Atwood's long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale - The Testaments - reviewed.
BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist, Protest Song, How to listen to jazz
BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist revealed
For Sama and Venice Film Festival roundup, NSSA - Lucy Caldwell, Etgar Keret, Peter Nichols obituary
Lucy Caldwell, Venice Film Festival winners, Etgar Keret, Peter Nichols obituary.
The British Ceramics Biennial, Novelist Nell Zink, The Jumper Factory, Tamsin Grey
The British Ceramics Biennial reviewed, and US writer Nell Zink on her new novel, Doxology
Front Row at the Proms - Jamie Barton, Daniel Kidane, impact of Brexit on classical music
Jamie Barton and Daniel Kidane talk about their Last Night at the Proms performances.
Lucy Prebble, Temple, NSSA - Lynda Clarke, Alan Ayckbourn's Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present
Lucy Prebble, Temple, NSSA - Lynda Clarke, Ayckbourn's Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present
Downton Abbey, Alexei Sayle, National Short Story Award - Jo Lloyd, Istanbul Biennial
What happens when Downton Abbey goes from small to big screen and the king comes to stay?
Alex Kingston, Criminal, Falling piano sales
Alex Kingston on Ibsen, Criminal reviewed, the decline of the piano.
Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace, Ad Astra reviewed, Japanese Culture, Shakespeare Folio discovered
Cattelan's solid gold toilet has been stolen from Blenheim Palace.
Soweto Kinch, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture launch, Sam Fender
Rotters in literature, John Keats' poem To Autumn, The Art of Innovation at the Science Museum
We explore favourite rotters in fiction and ask why so few of them are women.
Lulu Wang on The Farewell, Dave, Jessie Burton
Film-maker Lulu Wang on her latest movie The Farewell.
Peter Bowker on World on Fire, The Emmys, Amina Atiq, New poetry releases
Writer Peter Bowker discusses his epic new TV drama World On Fire.
Staging Antony Gormley, Dolly Wells, The Politician
The logistical challenge of staging Antony Gormley's new exhibition, and Dolly Wells.
Brittany Howard, Boarding schools in fiction, Ed Thomas
Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard discusses her first solo album, Jaime.
Derek Paravicini, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Booker Book Group with Lucy Ellmann
Derek Paravicini, the blind autistic savant pianist, performs on Front Row.
Poetry and performance from Hull's Contains Strong Language festival
Helen Mirren, Joker, Rona Munro
Helen Mirren on playing Catherine the Great in a new TV miniseries.
The BBC National Short Story Award ceremony
The winners are announced for the 2019 BBC NSSA and the Young Writers' Award.
Rupert Goold on his film Judy, Kara Walker reviewed, Booker Book Group with Bernardine Evaristo
Director Rupert Goold on his Judy Garland biopic starring Renée Zellweger.
Debbie Harry, the Portraits of Gauguin, the best political podcasts
Debbie Harry on her life and career and her new memoir, Face It
Booker Book Group with Chigozie Obioma, RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Kurt Weill's The Silver Lake
Booker Prize nominee Chigozie Obioma on his novel An Orchestra of Minorities.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Economics of Publishing, Ravel's Bolero
Director Joe Talbot and star Jimmie Fails on The Last Black Man in San Francisco.
Extinction Rebellion, Staging Shakespeare, Timothee Chalamet in The King, Dancer/choreographer Dada Masilo
Extinction Rebellion, Staging Shakespeare, The King, Dada Masilo
Salman Rushdie, playwright Katori Hall, computer games tax avoidance
Salman Rushdie answers listeners’ questions about his Booker shortlisted novel Quichotte.
Nobel Prizes in Literature, Goldie's Drum'n'Bass picks, artist Es Devlin
More controversy for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Goldie on Drum'n'Bass, Es Devlin
When Mary Beard met Margaret Atwood
Mary Beard meets the acclaimed Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood for Front Row Late
Sienna Miller, Elif Shafak, Giri/Haji
Sienna Miller on American Woman, and Elif Shafak is the guest for the Front Row book group
Margaret Atwood book group, LA artist Mark Bradford, Peanut Butter Falcon review
Booker shortlisted author Margaret Atwood, LA artist Mark Bradford, Peanut Butter Falcon.
Aisling Bea, Booker Prize Double, Zawe Ashton
Aisling Bea on her new drama Living with Yourself. Plus Zawe Ashton on her new play.
Víkingur Ólafsson, social housing on screen, Hannah Khalil
Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, playwright Hannah Khalil
Gavin Hood, Moving to Mars, Salvator Mundi, Winsome Pinnock & Amit Sharma
Gavin Hood on his new film Official Secrets starring Keira Knightley.
Scooby Doo at 50, Poetry in endangered languages, Composer Judith Weir
Scooby Doo is 50 and, Stig Abell discovers, of considerable cultural significance.
David Attenborough's cameraman, Bridget Riley exhibition, Forward Poetry winner
David Attenborough's new wildlife series, Bridget Riley exhibition, Forward Poetry Winner
Joy Labinjo, By The Grace of God reviewed, Alastair Sooke, actors doing other jobs
Artist Joy Labinjo on her paintings inspired by photos and Francois Ozon's film reviewed.
News, views, issues and culture from across the north west of Northern Ireland.
Comedians Rob Beckett and Hannah Gadsby, Country Singer Tenille Townes, and Dave Brock from Hawkwind
Comedian Rob Beckett discusses his new tour ‘Wallop!’
New Thinking: First Encounters
Why we need to rethink the stories we tell of Columbus, Pocahontas & the English in India
Rishabh Seen: Sitar Metal
Sitar Metal from India are the world's first (and possibly only) sitar metal band
Celeb-spotting stories: four tales of musical celebs from history
Snooping through the spy glasses of history for scoops on musical celebs from the past.