Hosted by FT arts editor, Jan Dalley
From a superstar interview to a photography masterclass, a hilarious pop music event and discussions around the big cultural issues of the moment - the climate crisis, the repatriation of museum artefacts - the Arts Stage brings you a rich programme.Vanessa Redgrave, still vibrant and working at the top of her powers at 82, talks about her new play. Former British Museum director Neil Macgregor takes on the thorny question of restitution of cultural artefacts. Ahead of an important show at Tate, Simon Schama turns his brilliant eye on William Blake. FT Magazine’s photography supremo Emma Bowkett analyses readers’ portfolios. And there’s much more, including the all-important question - who is the greatest rock star of all time?
11:00 - 11:45 PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Masterclass with FT Magazine director of photography Emma Bowkett and leading photographer Laura Hynd – three readers’ portfolios will come under the experts’ eyes. If you would be interested in taking part, please send your portfolio in digital form, with a maximum of 15 images to email@example.com, marked Photography Masterclass, by Monday 2 September
12:00 - 12:45 A LIFE ON STAGE AND SCREEN
Vanessa Redgrave, once described by Tennessee Williams as “the greatest actress of our time”, talks to Jan Dalley about her play Vienna 1934-Munich 1938 and her career
13:00 -13:30 - A CONVERSATION WITH EDMUND DE WAAL
With FT Arts editor Jan Dalley
14:00 - 14:45 SEARCHING FOR JERUSALEM
Ahead of a major exhibition at Tate Britain, Simon Schama discusses the strange, brilliant work and important legacy of poet, painter and visionary William Blake
15:00 - 15:45 ART FOR THE WORLD?
Taking on one of the most contentious cultural issues of the moment, former British Museum director and celebrated broadcaster Neil MacGregor leads a panel discussing the repatriation of artefacts held by western museums, with arts writer En Liang Khong
16:00 - 16:45 LIFE OF A SONG - WHO IS THE ALL TIME TOP OF THE POPS?
Chaired by FT’s chief pop writer Ludovic Hunter-Tilney armed with music clips, videos and plenty of attitude, David Cheal, Helen Brown and Fiona Sturges will argue for their chosen artist as the greatest of all time. Finally, the audience will decide . . .
17:00 - 17:45 CAN THE ARTS AFFECT THE CLIMATE CRISIS?
Artist, Himali Singh Soin, winner of the 2019 Frieze Artist Award, and Rachel Spence, FT art critic, talk to Griselda Murray Brown
18:00 - 18:45 IS SATIRE DEAD, AND IF SO, WHO KILLED IT?
Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Elon Musk - sometimes the jokes write themselves. Is there anything left to mock about our rulers? FT columnists, Henry Mance and Robert Shrimsley and FT Alphaville's Jemima Kelly review the surreal moments of 2019