Joan's Journey

Legendary singer songwriter Joan Armatrading spends a week away from the often solitary work that she does to explore key elements in her world of music, talking to people whose creative output overlaps with hers - film makers, guitarists, instrument makers, architects of music halls, artists, and poets.



Joan meets poet Laureate Andrew Motion and performance poet Benjamin Zephaniah at the Poetry Café in Covent Garden to discuss lyrics.

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Joan travels to Gateshead to see a state of the art music hall in the making with Fosters architect Spencer de Grey.


Joan meets pop artist Peter Blake and Turner prize artist Martin Creed in the current '60s show at Tate Britain to discuss music and art.


Joan meets film directors Danny Boyle and Michel Gondry - also known for his music videos - to discuss the relationship between music and the movies.

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Joan meets fellow musicians to discuss making and playing music.