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 Ludovic Hunter-Tilney head-to-head with the stories of songs they love

1.00pm  – 1.45pm | Life of a Song pop quiz
As we launch the first book compilation of The Life of a Song columns, quizmaster Peter Aspden puts fiendish questions to our expert teams, led by FT CEO John Ridding and LoaS editor David Cheal, supported by writers of the series and music-loving guests. Audience participation a must.

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

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

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

5.00pm - 5.45pm | Life on the big screen
Toby Jones and Anne Reid (stars of the new film, Kaleidoscope) 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
Matches founder, Ruth Chapman talks to Jo Ellison on how the 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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