The Arts Programme



The Arts Programme – 57 – LGBT+ History Month

It’s LGBT+ History Month. Claire and Rob look at some of the key contributions of LGBT artists over history. They read more



The Arts Programme – 56 – Love and Art

It’s Valentine’s Day so Claire and Rob look at the relationship between love and art. Joining them to help is read more



The Arts Programme – 55 – Happy Birthday Charles Dickens!

This week Claire and Rob celebrate the Birthday (7th February) of author Charles Dickens. Founder of Dickens Theatre Company, Ryan read more



The Arts Programme 54 – Identity

This week we are looking at the relationship between Art and Identity. Helping discuss this is alt-soul Songstress Aruba Red. read more



The Arts Programme – Robert Burns Special

This week’s programme celebrates the life and works of poetry icon Robert Burns. There’s also music from various Scottish artists. read more



The Arts Programme 52

Why are we so attracted to Thrillers? Helping Rob & Claire answer that question is novelist and screenwriter Max Kinnings. read more



The Arts Programme – David Bowie Special

David Bowie sadly passed away on January 10th 2016. Five years on and The Arts Programme pays its special tribute. read more



The Arts Programme – 50

The first show of the new year has Essex born children’s author Lisa Thompson as our phone in guest. Lisa read more



The Arts Programme 49 – End of the Year Show

Claire and Rob look back on their arts highlights during 2020 and play some of their favourite tracks from the read more



The Arts Programme – 48

Founding member and songwriter with the band Squeeze, Chris Difford joins Rob and Claire to talk about his work during read more



The Arts Programme – 47

Artist Jessica Voorsanger joins Claire and Rob on this week’s programme to talk about her explorations of popular culture and read more



The Arts Programme – 46

Jonathan O’Neill and Natasha Radford return as guests with Claire and Rob marking one year since The Arts Programme began. read more



The Arts Programme – 45

Prudence Jones from The Arts Society, Brentwood District joins Rob and Claire. Prudence tells us about the Society’s events where read more



The Arts Programme – 44

Alison Jones, musician and founder of Shapeshifter Productions, calls in to talk to Claire and Rob about their Smiling Sessions. read more



The Arts Programme – 43

Claire and Rob are joined this week by international singing specialist Ross Campbell. Playwright Guleraana Mir also phones in to read more



The Arts Programme – 42

Julie Gower from Brentwood Art Society phones in to talk to Rob on this week’s programme. Remembrance Sunday is also read more



The Arts Programme – 41

Nature provides the focus for this week’s programme.  Rob is joined by musical artist Frances M Lynch who talks about read more



The Arts Programme – 40

This week Rob interviews freelance producer and session musician Will Hatton. There are some tracks to get you in the read more



Then or Now ?

Was an artist better Then or Now? A two hour special focusing on the regular Arts Programme feature where we read more



The Arts Programme – 39

Local professional actress Danielle Kassarate joins Claire and Rob to tell us about Black, Essex and Here. We hear what read more

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