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The remarkable career of the man bringing his reimagining of Gershwin to Southbank Centre
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The aerospace engineer turned artist introduces his piece Untitled (1971) in this short video
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Assistant Curator Tarini Malik introduces Laine’s solo exhibition
The aerospace engineer turned artist introduces his piece Untitled (1971) in this short video
The performer talks to us about the family show, and relishing his own role in it
The violinist talks composers and coping with touring in this interview
The best-selling writer and essayist discusses finding her place in feminism, intersectionality and grappling with pop culture
Hear the sculptor talk about his distinctive work in this short video
Artist Scottee talks to us about his new show Fat Blokes
The artist discusses her site-specific installation in Hayward Gallery’s HENI Project Space
The young jazz starlett talks inspiration and gratitude
Read a short interview with the television presenter and comedian
The author discusses her debut book Ponti and taking The Odyssey away from the male gaze
The author on nature, writing, nostalgia, the 1930s and visions of England then and now
The Academy award-winning art director on his incredible new project
The comedian and playwright tells us why more artists should take risks, in this interview
Watch the remarkable short film from BAFTA-winning director, Kieran Evans, here
Dom Thomas explains how Whyte Horses are quite literally a dream realised, in this video
Find out about the history of the Argentine music and its links with Cuba and opera
Find out what he’ll be cooking in his summer Southbank Centre pop-up in this interview.
Read our rapid-fire interview with the two-time Booker Prize-winning author
Discover what some of the artists of Robert Smith’s Meltdown are listening too.
Artists from Robert Smith’s Meltdown tell us what they’re looking forward to at the festival.

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