n quentin woolf

novelist; broadcaster

Posted 5 years, 1 month ago at 3:26 PM.

the arts show

Please click the show date to listen to the orginal broadcast, see guest pictures and read the show blog for that episode.

April 8th, 2010: a new listener

Julia Bird – Director, Poet

Kate Rowles – Artist Filmmaker, Video artist

Jasmine Cooray – Writer, Poet, and Creative Innovator

April 1st, 2010: music mash

Paul Skawinski – Musician

Mick Frangou – Visual Artist and Musician

March 29th, 2010: r.i.p.p.c.

Sarah Ruff – Clown

Lee Berwick – Audiophile

Carmina Masoliver-Marlow – Poet

March 18th, 2010: making changes

Laura Burdon-Manley and Ben Charland – Artistic Directors

Roisin Murray – Storyteller, Workshop Leader and Educator

Fiona Yaron-Field – Photograper

January 28th, 2010: material issues

Silvia Ziranek – Performance Artist, Sculptor, Photographer and Writer

Alexander Wendt – Sonic Arts and Electronic Music

Jennifer Kavanagh – Author, Independent Literary Agent, Associate Tutor

January 20th, 2010: tune in

Mikey Kirkpatrick – Flautist Composer/Producer

Mel Simpson and Sean Bright – Choreographer and Guitarist

Penny Pepper and Jo Cox – Writer, Performance Poet and Cello Player

January 12th, 2010: portraits of the artists

David Harker – Artist

Daniel Holme – Performer

December 9th, 2009: to be and not to be

Dominique Baron Bonarjee – Performer, Artist

Clive Niall – Author, Teacher

Aude Fondard and Barbara Bianchi – Artists

December 3rd, 2009: recycle, restore

Ying Tan and Amy McDonnell

Carlos Franklin

Klaus Kruse

Fran Isherwood

November 26th, 2009: guardians

Carl Hoare

Suresh Patel

Vivi Lachs

Rowen Bridler and Xoán Castiñeira

November 18th, 2009: november 17th

Blanche Vissaro – Pianist

Ian Giles

Rebecca Greig

Sophie Mayer

Verity Coombe

November 17th, 2009: instant calmer

Mismis Tshaba

Soheila Keyani

Heidi Rustgaard and Hanna Gillgren – Directors

November 11th, 2009: artistic consciousness

Malcolm Jamieson

Ash Gardner

Andreas Grant – Poet

Paul Squire

Katherine Hayes

October 28th, 2009: on partnerships

Mohammed Yahya

Naomi Woddis and Dzifa Benson

Nora Connelly – Poet

Sergei Ivanov and Ms Chan

Nicola Anthony

October 21st, 2009: for the love of it

Russ Willey

Stephen Guy

Polly Rodgers

Joe Shellard – Magician

October 21st, 2009: building conversations

Rehan Qayoom – Poet

Sunnie Dae

Ken Worpole

Jemma Skidmore

October 6th, 2009: sleepless in whitechapel

Alex Walker and Alex Thomas


Alex Farrell and Kleibans

Fran Millican-Slater

Gareth Williams

Adrian Morris

September 30th, 2009: in the envelope

Karen Andrea – Lawyer/Writer

Luke Styles – Musician

Tim Orpen – Clarinettist

Jacob Sam La Rose – Poet

The Darlingtons

Francesco Benenato – Visual Artist

September 23rd, 2009: the dark

Inua Ellams

Daniella Pisani and Nathan Morris

Lingo Scott

Georgia Coles-Riley

Riz Maslen

September 15th, 2009: follow, follow, follow

Anna Cornish and Konstantina Kapinidou

Sabrina Mahfouz – Performance Poet

Stan Stanley

September 9th, 2009: reach

James Hesford – Composer

Lucy Tomlins and Marsha Bradfield

David Snoo Wilson

September 2nd, 2009: big fan

Christopher Preston

Jose Campos and Oliver Herbert – Dancers

August 24th, 2009: drumroll, please

Malik Tebrizli – Drummer

Nihat Tsolak – Drummer

Rosie Cooper

Nathan Penlington – Poet

Steve McGregor

Maddy Wynne-Jones – Choreographer

August 21st, 2009: mugshots

Amelia Robinson

Ian Bruce

Jude Simpson

Mel Venables

August 13th, 2009: poems of the underground

Jo Dobbin – Poet

August 11th, 2009: green room stories

Jo Dobbin – Poet

Joe Coppard

Maddy Wynne-Jones – Choreographer

August 5th, 2009: fulsome talent

Robin Boothroyd – Poet

Matt Battle

July 28th, 2009: show

Steve McGregor

The River Ouse – Singer/songwriter

Polly Rodgers

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This week we are given a tour of the National Maritime Museum’s blockbuster exhibition dedicated to the great man. Accompanied by curators Robert Blyth and Kris Martin, we learn more about the diary and Pepys’s extraordinary life.

Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution is at National Maritime Museum, Greenwich 20 November 2015–28 March 2016. Tickets £12 adult/£6 child.

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London is famed for its fogs. Dr Christine Corton, Lady Evans, has written a history of London peasoupers and tells N Quentin Woolf about the capital’s fogs old and new — and their consequences.

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As Black History Month draws to a close, N Quentin Woolf heads to the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton to meet collections manager Victoria Northridge and director Paul Reid about experiences of black people in London and the wider country. In particular we focus on some of the individuals celebrated in the Archives’ new exhibition on black people in Georgian society.

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We get green this week with Daniel Raven-Ellison, who’s spearheading a campaign to make London a National Park City.

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How do we save London’s pubs — as places of social, architectural and historic interest, AND as lovely places to have a drink? This week, N Quentin Woolf is at the Rose and Crown in Stoke Newington to find out what can be done to protect our pubs from the worst ravages of developers, the economy and more. He meets the pub’s landlord Martin Harley, and Emily Gee from Historic England.

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This week, N Quentin Woolf meets Seth Kriebel, who creates choose your own adventure-type games that you play while sitting in your seat. He’s made a new one, A House Repeated, that’s playing at Battersea Arts Centre until 24 October. Hear more about it.

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This week, N Quentin Woolf talks to Bonnie MacBird, novelist, screenwriter, producer and Sherlock Holmes enthusiast. They meet at — where else? — the Sherlock Holmes Hotel in Baker Street.

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This week, N Quentin Woolf goes deep into the bowels of Tower Bridge to meet Iain Chambers, who’s using the sounds of the bridge to create sweet music as part of the Totally Thames festival.

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This week we’re underground in Bloomsbury at the Comedy Museum. N Quentin Woolf is joined by curator David Hardcastle, finding out how on earth you can fill such a museum with exhibits, when its focus is something as abstract as comedy.

Posted 2 months ago at 1:07 PM.

In the second part of our trip round some of London’s most interesting pubs, Vic Norman of London Pub Tours takes N Quentin Woolf to boozers with connections with famous writers.

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