August 18th, 2015
Episode 978 of 1305 episodes
Canadian experimental theatre maker Robert Lepage discusses his Edinburgh International Festival solo show 887 which draws on his childhood in Quebec City to create an exploration of memory and nationalism. John meets Turner Prize nominated artist Christine Borland as she installs some of her work in a bus that will serve as a travelling exhibition of Turner nominated Scottish art, in the run up to this year's ceremony in Glasgow. Pianist James Rhodes explains why anyone can learn to play a classical instrument with enough work and discusses his controversial memoir, Instrumental. How do you go from budding stand-up comic doing short spots in pubs to doing your own solo hour of comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe? Two comedians doing just that explain their process. Presnter: John Wilson Producer: Ellie Bury.