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01A Modern Love Story20100511Situated in the unlikely environs of a former power station on the banks of the River Thames, Tate Modern is the most visited art museum in the world, and a global landmark.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary in May 2010, BBC Radio 4 has commissioned three writers to respond to Tate Modern, in three distinctive ways.
The first in the series is a monologue performed by Clare Corbett.
She plays Sophie - a young woman working in Tate Modern's Education Department.
Her head is full of facts and figures about the building and its contents, but she has other things on her mind as well: the imminent arrival at Tate Modern of old boyfriend, Liam - who's down from Liverpool for the day.
Written by Mark Burgess
Read by Clare Corbett
Producer: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.
By Mark Burgess.
Lovelorn Sophie awaits the arrival at Tate Modern of her old boyfriend.
02The Way To Veritas20100512The second in the series celebrating Tate Modern's 10th birthday is a monologue performed by Sidney Sloane, (well-known to younger listeners as a CBeebies TV presenter).
He plays Anthony, an art-lover with a particular interest in one of Tate Modern's most celebrated installations: The Pack, by the German artist Joseph Beuys.
An astonishing creation, in which 24 sledges are arranged behind the open rear-door of a Volkswagen Campervan, it captivates him completely.
In this story he struggles to determine the truth behind its conception.
Written by Roy Apps
Read by Sidney Sloane
Producer: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.
By Roy Apps.
An art lover is captivated one of Tate Modern's most celebrated installations
03 LASTShifting Sand20100513To celebrate Tate Modern's 10th anniversary in May 2010, BBC Radio 4 has commissioned three writers to respond to the art museum, in three distinctive ways.
The last in the series is a satirical monologue performed by Nicholas Boulton.
He plays an un-named conceptual artist, desperately trying to complete his latest installation, Sand.
It could all go horribly wrong, but for the talent and ingenuity of his young assistant, Eve.
Written by Cathy Feeny
Read by Nicholas Boulton
Producer: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.
By Cathy Feeny.
A conceptual artist struggles to complete his latest installation.

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