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Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain, GLOW star Kate Nash, Pop-up arts

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Singer and GLOW star Kate Nash, and model-turned-photographer Lee Miller and Surrealism.

Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain at the Hepworth Wakefield, English singer Kate Nash on her role in the wrestling TV drama GLOW, and pop-up arts in the UK.

The American photographer and former model Lee Miller had a leading role in championing Surrealism in Britain in the 1930s, which is the focus of a new exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield. The show's curator Lauren Barnes, and Lee Miller's son Antony Penrose, consider her fascination for Surrealism and the artists involved, including Man Ray, Max Ernst and Salvador Dalí.

Singer Kate Nash discusses dealing with fame after the success of her debut album Made of Bricks and the mega hit single Foundations. She explains how learning to wrestle for her role in Netflix comedy GLOW rebuilt her confidence and how her new album, Yesterday Was Forever, was inspired by her teenage diary.

Pop-up restaurants, which appear in empty shops and car parks, have enlivened our food culture, and even had a rejuvenating impact on neighbourhoods. There are also pop-up galleries, music performance spaces and even, in York, a whole pop-up Shakespeare theatre and village. Cat Gardiner who has run pop-up galleries in Cardiff, the musician Sam Lee who is taking concerts out of buildings and putting them around campfires, and James Cundall, the man behind Shakespeare's Rose Theatre in York, discuss the impact of arts pop-ups.

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Presenter
Stig Abell
Producer
Jerome Weatherald
Interviewed Guest
Kate Nash
Interviewed Guest
Cat Gardiner
Interviewed Guest
Sam Lee
Interviewed Guest
James Cundall
Interviewed Guest
Lauren Barnes
Interviewed Guest
Antony Penrose

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Edinburgh International Books Festival: Val McDermid talks to Paul Auster and Denise Mina

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Val McDermid at Edinburgh International Books Festival with Paul Auster and Denise Mina.

Val McDermid is at the Edinburgh International Books Festival where she talks to Paul Auster about 4 3 2 1, and to Denise Mina about The Long Drop. Sam Lee performs.

Val McDermid presents a special edition from the Edinburgh International Books Festival.

American author Paul Auster talks about his Man Booker longlisted novel 4 3 2 1, which offers four different versions of the central character's life.

Denise Mina on her first true crime novel, The Long Drop, about one of Scotland's most notorious criminals, Peter Manuel.

Glasgow Student Slam Poetry Champion Catherine Wilson performs a poem written specially for Front Row.

Mike Heron from The Incredible String Band discusses the joint memoir he's written with the Scottish novelist Andrew Greig, You Know What You Could Be.

Folk singer Sam Lee performs The Incredible String Band song, The Circle is Unbroken.

Presenter: Val McDermid

Producer: Timothy Prosser.

Credits

Presenter
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest
Paul Auster
Interviewed Guest
Denise Mina
Interviewed Guest
Catherine Wilson
Interviewed Guest
Mike Heron
Interviewed Guest
Sam Lee
Presenter
Timothy Prosser

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Damian Lewis and Daniel Evans on American Buffalo, Folk Singer Sam Lee, The Proms 2015

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Damian Lewis and Daniel Evans, Sam Lee, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.

Damian Lewis and Daniel Evans discuss staging Mamet's American Buffalo, Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, and news of this year's Proms.

Damian Lewis, best known for his Golden Globe-winning performance in TV thriller Homeland, has returned to the London stage to play Walter "Teach" Cole, a small-time crook planning a heist in David Mamet's American Buffalo. Damian Lewis and director Daniel Evans discuss staging this 1970s classic.

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, winner of the 2014 Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion Award, is the final part of Swedish director Roy Andersson's trilogy about what it means to be a human being. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews.

Sam Lee discusses his new album The Fade in Time, every track of which is a song he has collected from Gypsy, Traveller and traditional singers. Sam has arranged these ancient songs with unusual instruments - including a Japanese Koto - archive recordings and all the resources of a modern recording studio, so how has he remained true to their spirit?

The line-up for this year's BBC Proms is announced today. Fiona Maddocks of the Observer joins Kirsty to assess the 2015 offering, which includes celebrations of Nielsen, Sibelius and Boulez, a Prom dedicated to the mind of Sherlock Holmes, and the return of Marin Alsop to conduct the Last Night.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang

Producer: Olivia Skinner.

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest
Damian Lewis
Interviewed Guest
Daniel Evans
Interviewed Guest
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest
Sam Lee
Interviewed Guest
Fiona Maddocks
Producer
Olivia Skinner

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Music Matters

Music in Hull

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Tom Service explores sounds of the Humber Bridge, Ethel Leginska and Hull's folk music.

Tom Service explores music-making in Hull with some of the city's best folk musician. Plus folk collector Sam Lee, a profile of Ethel Leginska and the sounds of the Humber Bridge.

As part of Radio 3's Uproot festival, Tom Service presents an exploration of music and music-making in Hull, UK City of Culture.

On the Humber Bridge, Tom meets the local field recordist Jez riley French and Opera North's Jo Nockels, and discovers the ethereal sound world of The Height of the Reeds, an immersive installation which brings together the sounds of the bridge itself, with music by Norwegian artists and composers Jan Bang, Arve Henriksen and Eivind Aarset.

Tom also hears about the extraordinary story of pianist, composer and conductor Ethel Leginska. Born in Hull as Ethel Liggins, in 1886, Leginska's career took her to the US where she founded women's orchestras in Boston and New York, conducted premieres of her own operas in Chicago, and left a significant legacy as a teacher in Los Angeles. Dr Lee Tsang and pianist Graziana Presicce from Hull University tell Tom about Leginska's largely untold life in music.

At the house of local folk luminary Mick McGarry, he meets members of Folk in Hull for an evening of free-flowing conversation, whisky and song, hearing about Hull's thriving music-making scene, and how songs are being written about past and present, from the city's historical whaling industry to today's politics.

And the folk adventurer Sam Lee, who along with fellow composer Jack Durtnall is turning stories from Hull's seafaring communities into Hullucination, a new piece for the New Music Biennial, part of this year's UK City of Culture celebrations. Tom meets Sam and Jack, along with one of Hull's ex-fishing vessel skippers Ken Knox, at the Trinity House Academy, a secondary school with strong maritime connections.

Credits

Presenter
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest
Jez Riley French
Interviewed Guest
Jo Nockels
Interviewed Guest
Lee Tsang
Interviewed Guest
Graziana Presicce
Interviewed Guest
Mick McGarry
Interviewed Guest
Sam Lee
Interviewed Guest
Jack Durtnall
Interviewed Guest
Ken Knox
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