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20100720Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news with Clare English
20100803Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news with Clare English
20100824Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news with Clare English
20100831On Tuesday's Culture Café: We hear all about BLISS: TEN years in the making, Opera Australia's production of Bliss, is a major new production.
Based on Peter Carey's novel of the same name, it has all the drama of the tragi-comic original.
Clare is joined by male lead, Peter Coleman-Wright and Director Neil Armfield.
The Crews - We hear about the Independent TV Pilot which is being dubbed The Scottish Sopranos.
The show is set in Glasgow and revolves around two crime figures; Tommy Granger and Mick Turner and their attempts at going straight.
Voytek the Bear - Polish War Hero - a location report on the remarkable story of an abandoned Syrian bear cub, which was adopted by Polish soldiers during the Second World War - and ended up on a farm in the Borders and the the project to have Voytek - who ended his days in Edinburgh Zoo - immortalised in bronze by the Scottish sculptor Allan Herriot.
Into The Wilds: news of a large scale public art project for Battlehill Wood looking at "Wilderness" in the collective imagination.
The project will involve members of the Huntly community and three international collaborators working on a large scale site-specific project for the Battlehill Woods as a film which will be shown at the end of a performance / cinematic trail don't miss it!
Bliss: Ten years in the making, Opera Australia's major new production comes to Scotland.
20100907Beautiful Burnout- A thrilling new piece of highly physical theatre taking you into the explosively visceral world of boxing, Mark Millar discusses Clint - A new monthly magazine featuring comic strips by Mark Millar, Jonathan Ross, Frankie Boyle, Billy Kay discusses Scotland at Prayer - his new radio series looking at the impact of the Reformation on the various Christian faiths - and weaves in politics and education as well.
And Art and The Landscape - CCA director Francis McKee and NVA artist Angus Farquhar discuss why art is integral to people, communities and their landscape.
Multi award-winning writer Mark Millar discusses his new monthly magazine, Clint.
20100914This Is England '86 - TV Critics Jane Graham and Eddie Harrison review Channel 4's new Shane Meadows drama, which made a promising debut with just over 2.5 million viewers.
It revisits the lives of the main characters from Meadows's Bafta-winning film (This is England) three years later and has launched on the back of significant critical and promotional buzz.
(They also preview episode 2)
The European Broadcast Union Seminar - The largest association of national broadcasters in the world, The EBU works to ensure that the crucial role of public service broadcasters is recognised and taken into consideration by key decision-makers.
We'll hear all about the their upcoming seminar in Scotland and what the key issues facing broadcasting today really are.(LIVE X 2)
Barbershop Ladies - the Barber's Shop Quartet has always been thought of as a predominantly male preserve, but in Scotland, three groups of women have been proving that's simply not the case.
And one of them - The Forth Valley Chorus - is preparing to compete against 3000 other singers at the highest level.
They're due to travel to Seattle in the United States in October to take part in the world wide gathering of women's barber shop ensembles known as Sweet Adelines International.
We went to meet them...(pack)
Posed Magazine - News of a fashion magazine based in Scotland - devoted to quality with elegant and eclectic spreads rendered by some of the country's leading talent.
With links to the fashion industry globally they seek to promote the best talent the country has to offer, without being parochial, and show the depth of talent within Scotland.
We review This Is England '86 - launched on the back of significant promotional buzz.
20100921Talking Heads Three members of Dundee Rep Ensemble are taking turns to act and direct one of three Alan Bennett tales from his classic collection Talking Heads.
They've been performing in community centres, and are preparing for their first performance in Dundee Rep tomorrow.
(the 22nd) We hear all about this unusual project..
El Sistema - Sistema Scotland has concluded the second year of its pilot with over 240 children involved, and they're hosting a party to celebrate.
The reception takes place in the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 22nd September, from 6-8pm, which will feature a brief performance by the children of Raploch's Big Noise Orchestra and a performance by Venezuela's Millennium String Quartet.
So has the project proved successful, and what's the next stage of Sistema Scotland - we'll find out with George Anderson
Man In The Blue Scarf - Six years after Lucian Freud's painting Man with a Blue Scarf has been completed, sold and hung in a private house in California, Art critic Martin Gayford the subject, has published his diary to attempt to tell us what it is like to be a subject, to be acted on, to be handed down to art history as a man in a blue scarf.
Stars Over Kabul : Stars Over Kabul opens at the Tramway Theatre, Glasgow on September 23,.
It is a play about three different young Afghan women, all called Razia, and their individual identity struggles.
The National Youth Theatre will also be running complementary educational workshops with the aim of helping deconstruct issues surrounding faith, belonging and prejudice.
Sistema Scotland are hosting a party at the Scottish Parliament - has it been a success?
20100921Talking Heads Three members of Dundee Rep Ensemble are taking turns to act and direct one of three Alan Bennett tales from his classic collection Talking Heads.
They've been performing in community centres, and are preparing for their first performance in Dundee Rep tomorrow.
(the 22nd) We hear all about this unusual project..
El Sistema - Sistema Scotland has concluded the second year of its pilot with over 240 children involved, and they're hosting a party to celebrate.
The reception takes place in the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 22nd September, from 6-8pm, which will feature a brief performance by the children of Raploch's Big Noise Orchestra and a performance by Venezuela's Millennium String Quartet.
So has the project proved successful, and what's the next stage of Sistema Scotland - we'll find out with George Anderson
Man In The Blue Scarf - Six years after Lucian Freud's painting Man with a Blue Scarf has been completed, sold and hung in a private house in California, Art critic Martin Gayford the subject, has published his diary to attempt to tell us what it is like to be a subject, to be acted on, to be handed down to art history as a man in a blue scarf.
Stars Over Kabul : Stars Over Kabul opens at the Tramway Theatre, Glasgow on September 23,.
It is a play about three different young Afghan women, all called Razia, and their individual identity struggles.
The National Youth Theatre will also be running complementary educational workshops with the aim of helping deconstruct issues surrounding faith, belonging and prejudice.
Sistema Scotland are hosting a party at the Scottish Parliament - has it been a success?
20100928Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news with Clare English
20101005Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news with Clare English.
20101012Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news with Clare English.
20101019Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news with Clare English.
20101026Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news with Clare English.
20101102Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news with Clare English
20101116The Changing Face of the High Street: As the new BBC campaign looking at the History of the High Street gets into full swing with 'Turn Back Time' on our TV screens(looking at a group of modern day shopkeepers being transported each week from the 1870s right up to the 1970s), authors, Carol Foreman and Dr Lindsay Lennie discuss the changing face of the High Street in Scotland'
High Society: Mind-Altering Drugs in History and Culture - Author Mike Jay discusses his new book which explores the spectrum of drug use throughout history-from its roots in animal intoxication to its future in designer neuro-chemicals.
He also discusses the roles drugs play in different cultures as medicines, religious sacraments, status symbols, and coveted trade goods.
Talk Walks - A report on a project which brings artists, curators, art lovers and any other people from all over Scotland together for a walk; a walk that combines art with walking, discussion with fitness and networking with outdoor enjoyment.
Club Gateways was the longest surviving lesbian nighclub in the world.
The venue, on London's Kings Road, opened in 1930 and attracted celebrities such as Joyce Grenfell, Quentin Crisp and Joan Collins in its 1960s heyday, even appearing in the 1968 film The Killing of Sister George.
Now the venerated club has become the inspiration for a brand new musical, scripted and produced by Glasgow-based writer/performer Rachel Jury with music by Andrew Cruickshank - we'll hear all about it.
History of the High Street: we discuss the changing face of the High Street in Scotland.
20101123Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
St Andrew's Day Special20101130The Culture Cafe - St Andrew's Day Special
including The Investigation.
Billy Kay investigates the current state of Scots - and its future.
On St Andrew's Day, Billy Kay makes a special case for the Scots language.
20101207Maryhill Burgh Halls Restoration - We hear all about the work to restore one of Glasgow's most iconic buildings; stained glass windows are being designed for Maryhill Burgh Halls.
A set of 20 depicting the trades and industries of Maryhill were part of the original structure and are being returned as part of the £9.2 million refurbishment.
The trust behind the work wants to add to the collection by allowing residents to create new panels to sit with the originals through their 'Windows of Today project'.
Apollo's Angels: Jennifer Homans, author of Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet.
discusses her new book and explains how Ballet is a 'storytelling art' that has no written language; it is classical and modern, intellectual and emotional, athletic and cerebral, and, for many, the embodiment of joy in movement.
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery - Director, James Holloway discusses the on-going refurbishment in general and how it will change the way in which visitors make use of the gallery and observe what's on view.
The year in Television: Triumphs and the disasters: TV Critics Eddie Harrison and Jane Graham chew over the bones of this years TV highs and lows: has it been a History of Horror or have we enjoyed The Trip?
The Year in Television: The triumphs and the disasters!
20101214Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20101221'Rebels with a Cause: The Jacobites and the Global Imagination' - We hear all about a major exhibition at the Scottish Parliament which explores and challenges traditional assumptions about the Jacobites and highlights the worldwide aspects of the Jacobite story.
This free exhibition has been curated in partnership between the Scottish Parliament and the University of Aberdeen and draws upon rarely seen and internationally significant material from the University's collection.
Driving with Plato: The Meaning of Life's Milestones: as Christmas approaches and many of us pause to reflect, author Robert Rowland-Smith joins Clare to shed some light on some of the biggest questions in life; eg 'if life is as meaningless as Sartre suggests, what is the point of being born? He'll explain why he believes that 'taking a drive' with some of the greatest thinkers can give us refreshing new insights into life's milestones, such as the first day at school and the first kiss - and becoming wise in your old age.
Christine Borland - 16 years after "From Life" at Tramway, Turner Prize nominated artist, Christine Borland has her first solo show in Glasgow in over a decade.
The outcome of a production Residency at Glasgow Sculpture studios, where we went along to watch her at work: work which builds on research she's been undertaking for some time in medical and forensic institutions.
Frozenlight/Shininglight - Tom Morton explains how he's been helping '60s survivor'- Colin Betts publish his amazing 60s memoir and play script; Colin ran away with the Rolling Stones aged 14, busked with Nick Drake, ran drugs, was propositioned by the Manson Family in LA.and now lives in very obscure circumstances in the borders.
His remarkable story is now out, but, the thing is, it's ONLY available electronically.
Rebels with a Cause: news of a major exhibition at the Scottish Parliament.
20110104In the first Culture Café of 2011, Clare English looks ahead to how society, art and culture will fare in 2011.
Sociologist Rachel Russell will tell Clare how belt-tightening will lead to a surge in arts, crafts and a 'doing-it-at-home' culture and that our love of celebrity will only intensify once we have a new princess to play with.
Fashion Journalist John Davidson forecasts what we'll be wearing in 2011 and tells us that we'll use our clothing as a way of lifting spirits.
Bring on the 70s revival!
Phil Miller, Arts Correspondent for The Herald, examines what the big events will be in the artistic year ahead.
From Chinese-themed Edinburgh Festivals, to the knock-on effects of a Scottish Election and further budget cuts.
Futurist Ian Pearson will tell us about the changing ways in which society and technology will be interacting over the next 12 months.
Is 3D really going to be as big as the manufacturers want it to be?
Plus we get a glimpse of one of the major events of 2011 - the opening of the new National Museum of Scotland in Glasgow.
Clare English examines how culture, art and society will fare in the year ahead.
20110111Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20110118Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20110125Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20110201Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
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Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
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Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
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One of the earliest surviving purpose-built theatres is the Theatre Royal in Dumfries, which is still in use today.
It's one of many documented in a new book charting the history and architecture of Scotland's theatrical venues.
Historic Scotland and the Theatres Trust - the two organisations behind the book - tell us more about the colourful stories behind these cultural institutions.
Artist Will McLean is well known for his nautical-inspired layered works that he's been creating for over forty years.
As a retrospective exhibition of his work is about to go on display in London's Fleming Collection, he takes us round his studio.
Aberdeen's Linksfield Community Centre will soon be closing its doors for the last time.
But not before 250 local performers make one final, high-energy use of the space.
In an unusual theatre event that uses the building itself as an interactive setting, audiences are pulled in to the drama as it travels through the site.
We get a peek of the action before the show opens.
And, Bertolt Brecht.
Arguably one of the hardest playwrights to get your head around.
His legendary "Mother Courage and Her Children" is about to open at Paisley Arts Centre before touring Scotland.
We find out about the challenges of staging such a stylistically-unusual piece of theatre and the ways in which Brechtian theatre resonates with modern audiences.
Produced by Rich Preston & Gwen Stirling.
The architecture behind our theatres, artist Will McLean and extreme drama in Aberdeen.
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Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
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New York artist David Kassan explains to Clare English how digital art is changing the face of the art world and Clare discovers the benefits to being silly when you are a clown.
David Kassan explains how digital art is changing the face of the art world.
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As the National Theatre of Scotland turns five and Tom McGrath and Jimmy Boyle's The Hard Man takes to the stage, Clare English lifts the curtain on the state of Scottish theatre.
Clare English lifts the curtain on the state of Scottish theatre.
Fitzroy Maclean: To Russia With Love20110405It's one hundred years since Sir Fitzroy Maclean was born.
He was a founder member of the SAS, arguably the inspiration for James Bond, a writer and historian and also a trained killer.
He was Churchill's man in the East and a close friend of Field Marshall Tito of Yugoslavia.
In this edition of the Culture Café Brian Wilson, who served as a foreign affairs minister and whose constituency included Sir Fitzroy's home, finds out more about the colourful character whose real life adventures were the inspiration for other more fictional works.
Brian Wilson on Sir Fitzroy Maclean: diplomat, soldier, politician and...
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Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
12/04/201120110417Clare will be talking to actor DARAGH O'MALLEY about this new staging of Brian Friel's Tony and Olivier award winning play, Dancing at Lughnasa.
Daragh is known to millions as RSM Patrick Harper - right hand man to Sean Bean's Sharpe in the long running television series.
He'll be telling us about the play, his experiences filming Sharpe - and how he became good friends with the late Marlon Brando.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
20110419Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
19/10/201020110424Panic Patterns - We preview Panic Patterns.
Award winning novelists Louise Welsh and Zoe Strachan discuss their new play(on at the Citz) which follows ornithologists Jacq and Fay as they study bird migration patterns in remote Scotland; Fay is sure the changes signify an impending disaster while Jacq is concerned that the seclusion of the island has made her lover paranoid.
Great White Silence - We examine how restored documentary footage of Scott's doomed trip to the South Pole can finally be seen and explore the cultural and historical signifcane of the expedition and the desire to win the race for the Pole.
'First Click' - We hear about a workshop at Port Glasgow Library where they have been forging strong links with the First Click campaign and also BBC Scotland's Landscapes project.
Hidden Door We hear all about an arts festival called at the Roxy Art House in Edinburgh which combines music, art, poetry, dance and film.
Hidden Door was created as much for the audiences as for the participants to create a new experience for people to enjoy and create art in.
The festival has been fuelled by various collaborations between artists, musicians, poets and film-makers and the result is a multi-sensory experience for everyone involved.
Award-winning novelists Louise Welsh and Zoe Strachan discuss their play Panic Patterns.
20110426Clare English learns how Scottish culture is shaping the lives of children from Chernobyl and asks whether the Spelling Bee is adding unnecessary pressure on Scottish schoolkids.
Clare English learns how Scottish culture is shaping the lives of Chernobyl's children.
26/04/201120110501Clare English learns how Scottish culture is shaping the lives of Chernobyl's children.
20110503Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
03/05/201120110508Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20110510Scotland's new Makar, Liz Lochead in conversation with Clare English in an interview recorded at Liz's home in Glasgow.
They discuss her love of music, her childhood and some of the events which inspired her to write poetry.
Liz recites some of her best loved works including Ira and George, What the Pool said on Midsummer's Day and the opening of Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off.
Scotland's new makar Liz Lochead talks to Clare English.
20110517Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20110524On Bob Dylans' 70th Birthday, Clare English revisits one of the the most controversial eras of his career: The Gospel Years.
His evangelical Christian compositions were a critical disaster at the time of release, causing anger and confusion amongst critics, fans and peers, but did they get it wrong? With historical insights and reflections on Dylan's gospel period provided by Bob Dylan's musicians, biographers, critics and friends, we re-examine this baffling but beguiling episode in rock history.
Clare English revisits the most controversial era of Bob Dylan's career: the Gospel Years.
20110531Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20110607Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20110614We hear the third edition of our family legends stories from BBC Radio Scotland and Scottish Book Trust competition winner Mark McGowan.
Worldwide Creative Director of international advertising agency, BBH, Sir John Hegarty is the man responsible for the Levi's jeans ad in the Eighties that featured Nick Kamen undressing in a launderette as well as countless other memorable campaigns.
He tells Clare about his forty-five year career in advertising, being awarded with the Lion of St Mark at Cannes, and his new book.
How far can studying fashion in Scotland take you? Clare asks fashion critic John Davidson, New York fashion editor, stylist, correspondent and motivational speaker Derek Warburton, and Edinburgh College of Art fashion student and Best Menswear winner at the Graduate Fashion Week Gala Awards Felix Chabluk Smith how difficult it is to break into the fashion world in this current economic climate.
Peapod Productions is a theatre company set up last year by young actor Philip Kingscott.
The company's latest show 'The Garden' is a new open-air play by Alistair Rutherford, which begins its tour of gardens in Scotland and England on Wednesday.
Alistair's play Happy New Year was produced by BBC Radio Scotland last year.
Clare asks Philip and Alistair how confident they were in working together considering how new to thatre producing Philip is, and all about The Garden theatre tour.
Michael TRB Turnbull has updated Jimmy Black's Glasgow Graveyard Guide.
Clare asks him who would want a graveyard guide, where the tour of graveyards leads, and about the strange anecdotes it contains.
Clare English interviews worldwide creative advertising director of BBH, John Hegarty.
20110621Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20110628Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Janice Forsyth.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20110705Scottish Islands Expedition
Cape Farewell, which looks at the cultural response to climate change, are taking artists and scientists on a month long expedition around the Scottish Islands.
Sculptor Anne Bevan and multi media artist Stephen Hurrel will be joining the boat and are in the studio to discuss what they are hoping to create on the back of this experience.
The Forgotten Island
A new family visitor attraction inspired by the imagination of children and local communities opens on the Banks of the Clyde.
Developed by artists, gardeners and designers it includes a cycle powered sound forest and a labyrinth.
Rich Preston investigates.
'Wiki' in residence
The American National Archives recently hired their first wikipedian in residence.
The British Museum pioneered the concept and still work in collaboration with the wikipedian community.
Matthew Cock from the British Library and 'e-volunteer' Ashley Van Haeften discuss how the Library and the online encyclopaedia benefit from this collaboration.
Mr Stink
Adapted from David Walliams's children's novel, Mr Stink is the very first interactive 'scratch and sniff' theatre production.
Producer Lucy Wood and Actor Peter Edbrook tell us how it works and Edi gets to sample the pongs.
'A Real Journey' - Janie Price
As part of a Sky Arts programme The Art Of Survival, Cellist Janie Price was dropped in Greece with no money and had to use her artistic skill to beg, barter and busk her way back to the 2010 Edinburgh Festival.
She's written a memoir about her time on the road and shares the highs and lows.
Edi Stark samples the pongs of the first 'scratch 'n' sniff' theatre experience: Mr Stink.
20110712Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20110719The BBC has teamed up with the Public Catalogue Foundation to create a website called Your Paintings.
This puts online all 200 000 of the nations publically owned paintings to ensure these works of art are available to all on one dedicated website.
Artist Alison Watt and Herald art critic Phil Miller discuss the project.
Queen of Ska, Pauline Black, talks about her new book Black By Design which covers The Selecter, 2 Tone and her search for identity.
As part of the 'One Year to Go' celebrations to the 2012 Olympics Clare takes a look at some of the more quirkier cultural events on offer - The Incredible Swimming Choir and The Hairdressers Salon.
Straight from Broadway and for the first time in Scotland, The Pitmen Painters comes to Glasgow's Theatre Royal.
Written by Lee Hall (creator of Billy Elliot) it's the story of a group of miners who take up painting and encompasses the relationship between art, class and politics.
Cast members Trevor Fox and Deka Walmsley talk about the production.
The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival begins on the 22nd of July.
Producer Roger Spence previews the festival and looks at why there is a mini 'West Side Story' theme going on and which young artists are paving the way in the resurgence of brass band music.
Queen of Ska Pauline Black talks about her new book Black By Design.
20110726Clare English takes a peek behind the scenes to discover the lifeblood of the National Museum Scotland as it prepares to open its doors to the public after a £46 million facelift.
Clare goes behind the scenes to discover the lifeblood of the National Museum of Scotland.
20110802Is CBeebies sexist? Why not Tina the Tank Engine or Bonnie the Builder? Campaigners say that a lack of strong female characters in children's television risks ingraining sexism in a new generation.
Ministers are facing calls to force broadcasters to ensure sexual equality on screen.
We'll be discussing whether we need more strong female characters on children's television.
Is there a lack of female role models in children's television?
20110809Despite living in the age of musicals and arena-adaptations of hit films, the stage-plays of Agatha Christie continue to attract audiences.
We'll be looking at why such plays as Witness for the Prosecution, The Mousetrap and Murder at the Vicarage remain so popular with theatre-goers.
Giving Clare their thoughts will be Joe Harmston Director of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company who has brought his production of Christie's play Verdict to the Theatre Royal in Glasgow and cast-member Lyndon Ogbourne.
Clare English looks at the continuing popularity of Agatha Christie's stage plays.
20110830Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news with Clare English.
20110906Clare English takes a peek behind the scenes at the National Museum of Scotland as it prepares to open its doors to the public after a 46 million pound facelift.
Clare goes behind the scenes to discover the lifeblood of the National Museum of Scotland.
20110913Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20110920Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20110927Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20111004Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20111011Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20111018In a special edition of the Culture Cafe, Clare English talks to one of our national treasures: writer, polymath and star of stage and screen, Simon Callow.
A special one to one interview with the illustrious actor and polymath, Simon Callow.
20111025A special pre-recorded Culture Cafe from The Good Food Show at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre with Janice Forsyth and guests including a special one-to-one with the former head chef of La Gavroche and current head of Glasgow's premier French restaurant Chardon d'Or, Brian Maule.
Janice is joined at the SECC by the head chef of Edinburgh's Ondine Roy Brett and art critic Anne Ellis, as well as the young designer who famously incorporates 'Tunnock's teacakes' and other familiar Scottish brands Gillian Kyle, and Harlequin's CEO Sanjay Majhu for discussions about food in art and culture and how Scotland's perception of food differs from other countries.
Finally, Colin Clydesdale tells us about the award winning Ingr3dients multi-media dining experience which was held earlier this year to mark Glasgow's Ubiquitous Chip's 40th anniversary.
A special pre-recorded Culture Cafe from The Good Food Show with Janice Forsyth and guests
20111101Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20111108Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20111115The world premiere of a show from three performance giants, Pass the Spoon opens at the Tramway on Thursday, the result of a creative project between visual artist David Shrigley, award-winning composer David Fennessy and acclaimed director Nicholas Bone.
All three take a break from rehearsals to tell us about this show which features the weird combination of actors, music and food - and includes a dung beetle.
Is filming art exhibitions the next big thing? Anne Ellis thinks so.
She tells us about the film she saw of the National Gallery's Leonardo da Vinci exhibition and why she thinks more art exhibitions will be filmed in the future.
The National Theatre of Scotland has embarked on a six month project in Falkirk, exploring why people dance, their memories of dancing and the history of going out to dance.
Chris Kane finds out more.
Clare English takes on the first of the Culture Café austerity challenges - shopping on Glasgow's prestigious Byres Road with a budget of just £20.
We catch up with textile maker James Donald to find out how a group of Scottish craftmakers got on as guests of honour at a major exhibition in Philadelphia.
Visual artist David Shrigley tells us about his new show at the Tramway, Pass the Spoon.
20111122Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20111129Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20111206Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20111213Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20111220Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20120103Clare English revisits one of the the most controversial eras of Bob Dylan's career: The Gospel Years. His evangelical Christian compositions were a critical disaster at the time of release, causing anger and confusion amongst critics, fans and peers, but did they get it wrong? With historical insights and reflections on Dylan's gospel period provided by Bob Dylan's musicians, biographers, critics and friends, we re-examine this baffling but beguiling episode in rock history.
Clare English revisits the most controversial era of Bob Dylan's career: the Gospel Years.
20120110Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20120117Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20120124Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20120131Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20120207Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20120214Janice Forsyth meets fascinating musician and human being Nile Rodgers.
The man behind funky cult tracks like Le Freak, and Sister Sledge's We Are Family, he also produced Madonna's Like a Virgin and David Bowie's Let's Dance. Added to that, he jammed with Jimi Hendrix at the age of sixteen and is still touring today.
In this special edition of the Culture Cafe, Janice talks to Nile about his extraordinary life and career.
Janice Forsyth talks to Nile Rodgers, the man behind Le Freak and We Are Family.
20120221Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20120228Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20120306Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20120313The Written World, an ambitious project to broadcast a poem from each the competing nations of the 2012 Games, launches at BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay headquarters with a special recording of the Culture Cafe, presented by Clare English. The recording, which will be held in front of an audience, will feature Robyn Marsack, chief executive, Scottish Poetry Library, William Letford, a poet from Stirling who has gained notoriety for his verse based on his experiences as a roofer and a selection of readers performing poems from their native countries - reflective, funny, lyrical, passionate - giving a glimpse of their nation in verse.
Clarie English celebrates the launch of the global poetry project The Written World.
20120320T in the Park supremo Geoff Ellis is marking 20 years at DF Concerts this year. He joins Clare English to talk about the rollercoaster that is; working in the British music industry.
Reasons to be Cheerful is a 5 star Ian Dury musical with a live band playing all the hits. We hear from some of the cast about what it's like to be part of this high voltage performance.
It's been a year since he was appointed new Artistic Director at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. The dynamic Dominic Hill will be here to lift the lid on his vision for the future of the Citz and give us an insight into his inaugural season of shows including the fabulous 50p ticket offer.
And Archie McQuater is one of the finest clockmakers in Scotland, a time served craftsman who has dedicated almost seventy years to the manufacture, refinement and repair of timepieces in Edinburgh. Having lived a life traced to the measurement of time, we'll hear his thoughts, memories and impressions of the last seven decades; how time is important to everyone yet only exists because we choose to quantify it, and what time means to him as a master of his trade. He'll tell us about the clocks he's made, the interest they've generated and how he still manages to master his craft at the ripe old age of 83.
T in the Park supremo Geoff Ellis talks to Clare about 20 years at DF Concerts.
20120327Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20120403Actor Fiona Shaw calls on the British public to suggest their favourite love poems, for Peace Camp: A Coastal Installation. Glowing encampments will appear in eight coastal locations around the British Isles in July - and Fiona lets us know how we can suggest and even record poetry for the camps soundscape.
Barack Obama joins the latest social networking craze which has taken the States by storm, and making its way to the UK. The American president has joined Pinterest, where he shares politically themed images and pictures of the food he loves, including a recipe for Chilli! We find out how this digital pin-boarding compares to good old fashioned scrapbooking.
If you're fed up playing virtual games with strangers on line, and a regular board game is just too boring - what about navigating your way across a real city, while protecting yourself from blood thirsty zombies? 2.8 Hours Later is an immersive street game, which turns Glasgow into a city under siege from zombie attackers - and you could get in on the action.
A new 3 city festival explores international networks of underground music - from Korean folk to American Blues, and Japanese psychedelia to Scottish indie-pop - Counterflows hits Glasgow, London and Berlin.
And Anne Ellis heads to Culzean Castle to meet guide Simon Davidson for this week's Talking Pictures, where they tackle a picture of France's most iconic leader.
Actor Fiona Shaw asks us to look for the poet within us. Plus, immersive street games.
20120410Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20120424Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20120501Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art with Clare English.
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and more.
20120508This week Clare English chats to Ewan Morrison about his latest book, she previews the latest US TV imports about to hit our screens and chats to "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?" star Connie Fisher about her new production of "Wonderful Town" in Glasgow.
Clare English chats to How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? star Connie Fisher.
12/04/2011
Fitzroy Maclean: To Russia With Love
St Andrew's Day Special

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