Arts & Fashion Stage

The Arts & Fashion Stage will feature interviews, reviews and discussions with key figures from the visual and performing arts and will also include segments on fashion and style. This stage is hosted by the FT’s Arts Editor, Jan Dalley and Fashion Editor, Jo Ellison.

Jan Dalley, art editor, Financial Times

Jan Dalley, art editor, Financial Times

Jo Ellison, fashion editor, Financial Times

Jo Ellison, fashion editor, Financial Times

Sessions include:

11.00am – 11.45am | How to build a theatre
Director Nicholas Hytner looks back to his years running the National Theatre, and forward to his new venture - in conversation with Sarah Hemming

12.00pm – 12.45pm | Life of a Song live
Peter Aspden
and Ludo Hunter Tilney head-to-head with the stories of songs they love

2.00pm  – 2.45pm
Life of a song continues with the book launch, with John Ridding and a quiz with authors of the book

2.00pm  – 2.45pm | The theatre of fashion
Designer Hussein Chalayan talks to FT’s fashion editor, Jo Ellison about performance, the fashion show, movement and his material world

3.00pm – 3.45pm | Art and the City
FT architecture writer Edwin Heathcote in conversation with Frieze co-founder Matthew Slotover and artist Cornelia Parker

4.00pm – 4.45pm | Culture on the small screen
Simon Schama discusses television and the arts with Jan Dalley

5.00pm - 5.45pm | Film session
Toby Jones and Anne Reid talk to Danny Leigh about the business of being an actor and the state of British film

6.00pm - 6.45pm | 30 years of style
Ruth Chapman of Matches fashion talks to Jo Ellison on how business of fashion has changed, what we wear now and how to dress for success 


The talks at the Arts stage were a particular highlight.

Simon Schama was as eloquent, intelligent and funny as it gets.

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