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Paul MacAlindin, Michael Bird and Travis Elborough

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28 August 2016

Episode 373

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Orchestra conductor Paul MacAlindin describes how he helped musicians form the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq and we get a creative lesson in art history from Michael Bird, author of ‘Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories’. Plus: we celebrate open spaces with Travis Elborough, whose book “A Walk in the Park” is just that.

28 August 2016

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Henry Rees-Sheridan joins Robert Bound and Tom Edwards to try to predict next week’s news – and compete for attention with Rob’s new toy.

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Paul MacAlindin

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Orchestra conductor Paul MacAlindin discusses the musical journey of young Iraqis, the subject of his book ‘Upbeat: The Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq’.

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Michael Bird

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Art historian, writer and lecturer Michael Bird has created a history of art aimed at kids. The result is ‘Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories: A Children's History of Art’.

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Travis Elborough

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As the sun comes out we welcome Travis Elborough back to the show to discuss his latest book about our favourite open spaces, ‘A Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People’s Institution’.

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