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20170907

What can art mean for people and communities as they face life's great challenges?

The broadcaster Roger Hill goes to Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the North East of England, to see what art can do for people and communities facing some of life's toughest challenges. Roger revisits some of the ideas he explored 25 years ago when he was asked to produce a report on what he called The Arts of Life - the way in which art, in its widest sense, can enrich and inspire people who are really up against it. A quarter of a century on he sets out to see how the Arts of Life are working now. He travels to a homeless centre in Manchester, an HIV support group in Liverpool, a community project for young people in Birmingham and the town of Easington in the North East of England, which has spent the last decades dealing with the loss of its coal mine.

Producer: Nicola Swords.

20170907

What can art mean for people and communities as they face life's great challenges?

The broadcaster Roger Hill goes to Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the North East of England, to see what art can do for people and communities facing some of life's toughest challenges. Roger revisits some of the ideas he explored 25 years ago when he was asked to produce a report on what he called The Arts of Life - the way in which art, in its widest sense, can enrich and inspire people who are really up against it. A quarter of a century on he sets out to see how the Arts of Life are working now. He travels to a homeless centre in Manchester, an HIV support group in Liverpool, a community project for young people in Birmingham and the town of Easington in the North East of England, which has spent the last decades dealing with the loss of its coal mine.

Producer: Nicola Swords.

20180109

What can art mean for people and communities as they face life's great challenges?

The broadcaster Roger Hill goes to Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the North East of England, to see what art can do for people and communities facing some of life's toughest challenges. Roger revisits some of the ideas he explored 25 years ago when he was asked to produce a report on what he called The Arts of Life - the way in which art, in its widest sense, can enrich and inspire people who are really up against it. A quarter of a century on he sets out to see how the Arts of Life are working now. He travels to a homeless centre in Manchester, an HIV support group in Liverpool, a community project for young people in Birmingham and the town of Easington in the North East of England, which has spent the last decades dealing with the loss of its coal mine.

Producer: Nicola Swords.