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Film, Feminism and Frankenstein
How artists are stitching stories together from other cultures,places and times for today
Can Protest Art Change the World?
Art meets activism with Angie Thomas,Santiago Sierra,Ece Temelkuran and Fredrik Österling
The Artistic Power of Money
How does money and power influence art?
All the World’s a Stage
What does it mean to perform, to stand before an audience and to share your art?
Dancing with LGBTQ+ Pride
We explore how the LGBTQ+ community shape dance culture
Artistic Triumph through Tragedy
Can tragedy, loss and death inspire great art?
Speaking Up for Survivors through Art
How artists are sharing the stories of victims of violence and trafficking through art.
A Cultural Vision for a New Zimbabwe
What does the future hold for Zimbabwe, its people and its culture?
Les Amazones d’Afrique
The Cultural Frontline celebrates the West African super-group Les Amazones d’Afrique
The Cultural Frontline Presents: Squall
Rebecca Sweeney’s new play Squall debates gun control in drama
Standing Up for Political Comedy
Can comedy and satire change the world - or change minds?
How Can We Design a Better World?
The Cultural Frontline presents a panel discussion on the social impact of design.
House of Kenzo, Art Collective
The underground dance collective revolutionising nightlife in Texas
Daring Disabled Artists
What does it mean to be an artist with a disability?
Performing for Peace at the United Nations
Meet the Syrian musician using her voice and her violin to call for peace
Future Art of Africa
What does the future hold for art and artists across the African continent?
Lily Cole: Changing Wardrobes to Change the World
What is the impact of fashion on the planet, people and politics?
Art Against Climate Change
We hear from artists who are speaking out against environmental damage and climate change
Finding Freedom Through Art
We meet the artists expressing what it means to be free.
The Art of Artificial Intelligence
What does AI mean for the creative arts?
World War One: The Art of Remembrance
We explore how writers, poets and artists remember the legacy of World War One
When Pop Music gets Political
Political voices from the world of pop music.
Meet Dimash, Central Asia’s Biggest Pop Star
We meet pioneering artists who are changing the cultural landscape in their countries
A Cultural View of Bolsonaro’s Brazil
Now the vote is over, what comes next for writers, musicians and artists in Brazil?
Writing Dystopia Now
From Nigeria to Pakistan we speak to leading authors writing dystopian literature today
A Poet's Guide to Lagos
A megacity seen through the eyes of a new generation of poets
The Art of the Gift
Celebrating the power and the meaning of gifts in culture, in politics and in life.
The Cultural Frontline Presents: Lurker
Natalie Mackinnon’s new drama Lurker shows how social media fandom can become obsession
Art from the Anthropocene
How artists are responding to the footprint humans are leaving on the planet
The Art of Storytelling
How do you tell a great story through music, film, theatre and poetry?
My Art and My Mental Health
We speak to creative minds about their mental health and their art
Murder, Mystery and the Perfect Crime Story
We explore the art of crime storytelling in fact and in fiction, from Lagos to Copenhagen
Restitution and Art: What Does it Mean to Return?
Should museums return art and artefacts to their country of origin?
The clash between Tunisian artists preserving cultural heritage and those rewriting it
Hong Kong's Foo Tak Building
The Foo Tak building is home to underground, experimental arts and civil society groups
Iran Through the Eyes of its Artists
Forty years after the 1979 Iranian Revolution, how has Iran changed culturally?
How to find the funny side of Brexit
We hear from writers, comedians and musicians about the culture of a changing Europe
Artist stories for rebel girls
To mark International Women’s Day, we celebrate female artists fighting for equality
Songs for change
We speak to musicians from across the world telling stories through song
Level up: How video games are changing society
We meet gamers, designers and artists creating a positive social change through gaming
Arabic cinema's fearless female film-makers
The power of women’s stories in Arabic cinema and the challenges in telling their stories
A passion for dance
How dance can change lives and the societies we live in
Art breaking barriers
Lessons from artists, writers and directors using art to bridge divides and involve all
Notre-Dame and the art that changes us
We reflect on the power of art and culture to change the way we see the world
Indonesia through the eyes of its artists
We hear from the comedians, writers and artists shaping Indonesia's cultural future
Meet theatre’s bold change-makers
We meet the writers, actors and performers who are changing the face of theatre
Can podcasts change the world?
How are podcasts changing the stories we tell and what we learn about our world?
My art, my gender identity and me
We talk to artists and cultural voices from around the world about their gender identity
India through the eyes of its artists
We meet writers, comedians, directors and artists shaping India's cultural future
My camera, my country
We speak to leading filmmakers about how they share the story of their country on screen.
Art to believe in
The Cultural Frontline speaks to artists about how their faith inspires their work
Kelis: Adventures in food, music and art
We celebrate artists combining the creative and the culinary in innovative ways
North America’s Indigenous renaissance?
Are Native American and Indigenous artists in Canada enjoying a renaissance?
Comedy for change: Saturday Night Live’s Chris Redd
We meet leading comedians around the world who use humour to question and expose
African writers now: Panashe Chigumadzi and Chigozie Obioma
We speak to some of Africa’s leading writers about the transformative power of literature
Extinction Rebellion: Art versus climate change
How Extinction Rebellion and global artists are tackling climate change with art.
Like, Subscribe, Share? Inside the world of YouTube
We speak to YouTubers from around the world about the online video platform.
From Burning Man to Nyege Nyege: How music festivals change culture
We explore the world of music festivals from Uganda's Nyege Nyege to Burning Man
Art of the Hong Kong and Sudan protests
Stories of artists creating work following protests in Hong Kong, Sudan and the Balkans.
Toni Morrison: Power in Prose and Poetry
A tribute to Toni Morrison and we explore the work of poets from Puerto Rico and Ukraine.
Zere, ZVUK and Central Asia’s bold new voices
The stories of Zere, Dimash and ZVUK some of Central Asia bold new artistic voices.
Murad Subay: The walls remember
When war broke out in Yemen, Murad Subay painted murals on the bullet-marked buildings
Kit Kat: a provocative new drama about climate change
The radio premiere of Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir's play Kit Kat recorded in Edinburgh
The Aboriginal Comedy All Stars and Mojo Juju
We explore comedy, literature, music and film from Australia’s aboriginal communities
How to fix the world of fashion
Can we solve humanitarian and environmental challenges through sustainable fashion?
Corsak and the changing culture of China
We reflect on China’s cultural change through the eyes of its writers, poets & musicians
Aida Muluneh: Can you change lives through art?
Three international artists discuss whether art can create social and political change
Gavin Hood and Katharine Gun: How we made Official Secrets
The story behind the making of Official Secrets
The street photographers reframing Africa
Profiling photographers who are capturing Africa’s optimism, dynamism and diversity
Literary Norwich Special
A visit to Norwich, England's first Unesco City of Literature
Roger McGough talks to Malika Booker as she chooses her favourite poems.
Found at Sea
Poet Daljit Nagra selects Found at Sea from the BBC's poetry archive.
The best of BBC Radio this week with author and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili.
Conversations with stars of stage and screen, plus music from musicals and the movies.