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Artist Grayson Perry, Baileys winner, Helen Dunmore's final poem, new Children's Laureate

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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The Turner Prize-winning artist, writer and Reith lecturer Grayson Perry discusses his new show The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! at the Serpentine Gallery in London. The new works on display include tapestries, ceramics and sculptures, many of which reflect Perry's engagement with politics, the state of Britain, sex and religion.

Front Row announces and talks to the winner of this year's Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction live from the ceremony.

Just ten days before her death, Helen Dunmore wrote a poem for her friends. Samantha Bond reads Hold Out Your Arms.

At a ceremony in the UK Capital of Culture Hull earlier today, Lauren Child was named The Waterstone's Children's Laureate. The creator of the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and That Pesky Rat books is the tenth writer to hold the title and joins the likes of Chris Riddell, Anne Fine and one of her own heroes Quentin Blake. Lauren, who wants to promote creativity in young people during her two year tenure, will be talking to John Wilson live.

Would you be more likely to go to the theatre or a concert if you were allowed to pay whatever you liked? John talks to Annabel Turpin of the Stockton Arts Centre, who has done just that for her theatre goers, and discusses with Jane Donald of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra whether it would work for them.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong. Show less


Interviewed Guest:
Grayson Perry
Interviewed Guest:
Samantha Bond
Interviewed Guest:
Lauren Child
Interviewed Guest:
Annabel Turpin
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Donald
John Wilson

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