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Jewel-Encrusted Whales and Other Oddities


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Imagine the interior of a Victorian church lined with a surface of growing grass; the skeleton of a Minke whale, encrusted with sparkling crystals in the Natura History Museum; or the bones of a camel coated in salt, in the Australian desert. This is the world of artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey , who have been working together for 15 years Presenter Charlotte Mullins joins them as they undertake their largest project to date as they clothe the blank concrete north- and west-facing walls of the Lyttelton Theatre's fly tower on the South Bank in a pelt of living grass, using grass technology they have helped develop, informed by their research into climate change. Producers Lucy Ditchmont and Kathyrn Willgress


Artists: Heather Ackroyd
Artists: Dan Harvey
Presenter: Charlotte Mullins
Producers: Lucy Ditchmont
Producers: Kathyrn Willgress

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Jewel-Encrusted Whales and Other Oddities

BBC Radio 4 FM, 17 May 2007 11.30

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