Sketches - Stories Of Art And People

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01Escapes2018083020181209 (R4)

True stories of life-changing encounters with art in all its forms.

Each week, writer Anna Freeman presents a showcase of stories about art and people around Britain. In this first episode, Anna and the Sketches producers find stories about escapes…

Mair talks to Mark Knight about his quest to track down a painting which he fell in love with as a child. Becky meets Bradley Warwick to hear how he plays music through a computer system which he controls with his eyes. And Polly meets two people for whom writing is an escape; the fantasy fiction writer Icy Sedgwick, and Leesa Harker, whose filthy spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey granted her a whole new life.

Producers: Mair Bosworth, Becky Ripley and Polly Weston
Presenter: Anna Freeman

True stories of life-changing encounters with art in all its forms.

Anna Freeman presents a showcase of stories about the meaning of art in people's lives.

01Escapes2018083020181209 (R4)

True stories of life-changing encounters with art in all its forms.

Each week, writer Anna Freeman presents a showcase of stories about art and people around Britain. In this first episode, Anna and the Sketches producers find stories about escapes…

Mair talks to Mark Knight about his quest to track down a painting which he fell in love with as a child. Becky meets Bradley Warwick to hear how he plays music through a computer system which he controls with his eyes. And Polly meets two people for whom writing is an escape; the fantasy fiction writer Icy Sedgwick, and Leesa Harker, whose filthy spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey granted her a whole new life.

Producers: Mair Bosworth, Becky Ripley and Polly Weston
Presenter: Anna Freeman

True stories of life-changing encounters with art in all its forms.

Anna Freeman presents a showcase of stories about the meaning of art in people's lives.

01Portraits2018090620181216 (R4)

True stories of life-changing encounters with art in all its forms.

Each week, writer Anna Freeman presents a showcase of stories about art and people around Britain. In this second episode, Anna and the Sketches producers tell stories about portraits.

Becky travels to West Wales to find out why artist Grahame Hurd-Wood is painting a portrait of every single inhabitant of the city of St Davids. Mair meets the seamstress Lydia Higginson who gave away all the clothes she owned and made a whole new wardrobe from scratch. And Polly unfolds the story behind a mysterious piece of street art in Birmingham.

Producers: Mair Bosworth, Becky Ripley and Polly Weston
Presenter: Anna Freeman

True stories of life-changing encounters with art in all its forms.

Anna Freeman presents a showcase of stories about the meaning of art in people's lives.

01Portraits2018090620181216 (R4)

True stories of life-changing encounters with art in all its forms.

Each week, writer Anna Freeman presents a showcase of stories about art and people around Britain. In this second episode, Anna and the Sketches producers tell stories about portraits.

Becky travels to West Wales to find out why artist Grahame Hurd-Wood is painting a portrait of every single inhabitant of the city of St Davids. Mair meets the seamstress Lydia Higginson who gave away all the clothes she owned and made a whole new wardrobe from scratch. And Polly unfolds the story behind a mysterious piece of street art in Birmingham.

Producers: Mair Bosworth, Becky Ripley and Polly Weston
Presenter: Anna Freeman

True stories of life-changing encounters with art in all its forms.

Anna Freeman presents a showcase of stories about the meaning of art in people's lives.

0103Landscapes2018091320190105 (R4)

True stories of life-changing encounters with art in all its forms.

Each week, writer Anna Freeman presents a showcase of stories about art and people around Britain. In this final episode, Anna and the Sketches producers share stories on landscapes.

Polly talks to photographer Kiara Mohamed about why she is driven to take drone images above her city of Liverpool. Becky goes on a windy walk with writer Vanessa Kisuule, who is starting to question why the words “black” and “urban” often get clumped together as if they are synonymous. And Mair visits Sonia Gill in the Isle of Skye to find out why the children at the local Gaelic-speaking primary school are now into Bollywood dancing.

Producers: Mair Bosworth, Becky Ripley and Polly Weston.
Presenter: Anna Freeman

True stories of life-changing encounters with art in all its forms.

Anna Freeman presents a showcase of stories about the meaning of art in people's lives.