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Edinburgh International Festival

Live Conversation - Mark Anthony Turnage
BBC Arts Digital

Back to Edinburgh International Festival, to talk to Mark Anthony Turnage (August 7), Meow Meow ((August 8) and John Tiffany (August 10).

Join me live on BBC Arts Digital. More information at the link below.

https://www.eif.co.uk/artistsconversations#.WYXWCOlSxSU

Saturday Review

BBC Radio 4
7.15pm August 6 2017

Delighted to be back with Tom Sutcliffe and fellow guests David Aaronovitch and Helen Lewis, talking about Mosquitoes at the National Theatre, Land of Mine, Bernard MacLaverty's Midwinter Break, Matisse in the Studio at the Royal Academy and BBC's new drama, Trust Me. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qh6g/broadcasts/upcoming

BBC Radio 3

Saturday Classics
26 November 2016

Deborah Bull presents her selection of music that has been used by - but was not written for - dance for BBC Radio 3's Saturday Classics.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qyhg3

 

Guardian

Could your local school be in a museum?
21 November 2016

Deborah Bull writes for the Guardian about a King's College London experiment exploring the impact of positioning primary schools in museums.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/21/local-school-museum-classes-pupils-teachers
 
 

Huffington Post

Might museums be the schools of the future?
22 November 2016

Deborah Bull reports on a project at King's College London that asked what happened if you moved primary schools into museums.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/deborah-bull/might-museums-be-the-scho_b_13013282.html

Culture in a Cold Climate

January 25 2015
Cultural Trends Volume 24 Issue 1

In this pre-election special edition of Cultural Trends, Deborah Bull reviews the government's performance over its five year 2010-15 term.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09548963.2014.1000584?src=recsys

Huffington Post

October 21 2016
Science and the arts

Deborah Bull on research from King's College London that suggests the 'science vs art' dichotomy may be a false one.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/deborah-bull/science-and-arts_b_12560132.html

Edinburgh International Festival Conversations

August 21 2016
Marin Alsop

Deborah Bull interviews conductor Marin Alsop, live for BBC Arts Online and the Edinburgh International Festival.

http://www.eif.co.uk/artistsconversations#.WCGeaOlUNSU

Edinburgh International Festival Conversations

August 11 2016
Pintscher and Gavin on Boulez

In the first of this year's Edinburgh International Festival Conversations, Deborah Bull talks to conductor and composer Matthias Pintscher and television director Barrie Gavin about the life and career of Pierre Boulez. 

http://www.eif.co.uk/artistsconversations#.WCGeaOlUNSU

UNICA

University, Culture and the City conference
May 16-17 Lisbon, Portugal

 

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Deborah Bull will speak on King's College London's partnerships with the cultural sector at this conference which aims to collect practices and experiences in embedding Culture inside universities, as well as showcasing examples of successful cooperation between Universities and Cultural Institutions. The involvement of Universities as active stakeholders in the development of cultural activities in the Cities will also be one of the main discussion topics.

http://www.unica-network.eu/event/1st-university-culture-and-city

The London Essays

April 28, 2016

Deborah Bull writes on the role of higher education in London's cultural landscape in Issue 4 of the London Centre's London Essay series. Read her piece, Arts & Letters, here.

http://essays.centreforlondon.org/issues/culture/arts-and-letters/

BBC Radio 4

A Good Read
March 1st 2016 4.30pm

Deborah Bull joins Sam Leith and Harriet Gilbert to discuss Mervyn Peake's Mr Pye. Available now on iPlayer 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b071tgc2

Something Understood: Obsession

BBC Radio 4
Sunday, November 15th, 11.30pm

John McCarthy considers obsession with readings from works by Ruth Padel, Helen Macdonald and AE Housman - and Deborah Bull on whether the popular idea of the wilfully determined dancer is an accurate reflection of the world of classical ballet.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06p4ln3

Saturday Review

BBC Radio 4
October 31 2015 7.15pm

Deborah Bull joins Tom Sutcliffe and guests to discuss the cultural highlights of the week

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06kgx0d

Making Digital Work

October 7th 2015
Birmingham

Deborah Bull delivers the keynote address - The Risk of Success - at an event to share the learining from funded projects of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts

http://www.nesta.org.uk/event/making-digital-work

Edinburgh International Festival Conversations

August 13 2015

Deborah interviews Juliet Binoche for BBC Arts Online and the Edinburgh International Festival 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02z0k8r

Edinburgh International Festival Conversations

August 7 2015

Deborah Bull interviews Sylvie Guilem for BBC Arts Online and the Edinburgh International Festival 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02yxkgb

Saturday Review

July 31 2015

Deborah Bull joins Tom Sutcliffe and guests to review the cultural highlights of the week

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy

July 22 2015

Deborah Bull delivers a keynote address on soft power: what we know, and what we don't, about how it works

Japan Association of Cultural Economics

Saturday July 15 2015

Deborah Bull presents a keynote address at this year's conference in Tokyo on the legacy of London's Cultural Olympiad

Saturday Classics

BBC Radio 3
Saturday 18 April 2pm

Deborah Bull presents a special edition of Saturday Classics focussing on music that has been appropriated for dance. Includes Bach, Weber, Ravel, Schubert, Mozart and Mahler

Saturday Review

BBC Radio 4
December 13th, 7.15pm

Deborah Bull joins Tom Sutcliffe and guests to discuss the cultural highlights of the week

The Bolshoi: Dancing for Russia

Monday November 3rd, 8pm
Sky Arts 2 HD

In the Bolshoi, Dancing for Russia, Deborah Bull investigates what it takes to become a dancer at the Bolshoi in Moscow.

The documentary is followed by a never-before-seen performance of the Bolshoi in Giselle, starring Nina Ananiashvili

http://www.sky.com/tv/show/bolshoi-unseen

Classic FM goes to the ballet

Saturday November 1st, 2pm

Deborah Bull brings you an hour of some of the most popular ballet music, and some new discoveries, too

http://www.classicfm.com/radio/shows/classic-fm-ballet/1-november-2014/

Gravity Fields

Sunday September 28th, 2014
10.30am and 2.00pm

I'm talking at two events at Gravity Fields on Sunday September 28th: with Daniel Glaser and Sian Ede discussing art and science at 10.30am, and then exploring the dancer's brain at 2pm. 

http://www.gravityfields.co.uk/events/2014-09-28

DanceEast

Choreographic Fund
19th September 2014

Delighted to help Brendan Keaney launch his new Choreographic Fund, with Gary Avis

Cultural Institute at King's

THE Award Nomination

Delighted that the Cultural Institute at King's College London has been nominated for a Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts. More information here https://www.kcl.ac.uk/cultural/newsrecords/140904c-the-award.aspx

Faber Guide to Classical Ballets

September 4th, 2014
Deborah Bull and Luke Jennings

Delighted that the new updated version is out today. Available at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Faber-Pocket-Guide-Ballet/dp/0571309747/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1410205427&sr=1-1&keywords=faber+guide+to+classical+ballet

Free Thinking

BBC Radio3
Wednesday, June 11 2014

Deborah Bull joins Philip Dodd to talk bodies.

Intelligence Squared

Selfridges, London
May 1st, 7pm

Deborah Bull chairs the first Intelligence Squared debate in Selfridge's Beauty Project

Saturday Review

BBC Radio 4
April 12th 2014, 7.15pm

Deborah Bull joins Tum Sutcliffe and guests to discuss this week's cultural highlights

Prix de Lausanne

Saturday February 1st, 2pm (UK time)

Deborah Bull presents the finals of the 42nd Prix de Lausanne, live from the Theatre de Beaulieu.

http://www.prixdelausanne.org/v4/

An Evening of Music and Dance

Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Friday, January 17th, 7.30pm

Deborah Bull presents an evening of music and dance, with Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted by Paul Murphy

http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/evening-of-music-and-dance/

Daily Politics

BBC2
November 25th 2013

Deborah Bull joins Jo Coburn and Norman Baker

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mjxb

Benjamin Britten on Camera

BBC 4
Saturday 16th November, 8pm

A documentary exploring the dynamic relationship between Britten and the BBC, including highlights of his broadcasting legacy and interviews with some of the people who brought so much of his work to the small screen.

Contributors include Colin Matthews, Humphrey Burton, Nicholas Kenyon, Oliver Knussen, Michael Crawford, Huw Weldon, Peter Maxwell Davies, Daivd Attenborough and Deborah Bull.

Presented by James Naughtie; Directed and Produced by Andy King-Dabbs.

RSA-ACE State of the Arts

November 5th 2013

Deborah Bull joins Sir Peter Bazalgette, Vikki Heywood, Alan Davey, Nicola Thorold, Cllr Simon Cook and John Knell at the final event in the seminar series, Towards Plan A: a new political economy for the arts. Watch it live at 

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/news/arts-council-news/watch-now-arts-council-and-rsa-seminar-new-politic/

Saturday Review

BBC Radio 4
Saturday October 12th, 7.15pm

Deborah Bull joins Tom Sutcliffe and guests to discuss this week's cultural highlights

The Essay

BBC Radio 3
Monday, September 23rd, 10.45-11pm

In the first of a week of Essays on Powell and Pressburger, ballerina, writer and broadcaster Deborah Bull gives a dancer's perspective on the 1948 film, The Red Shoes, starring Moira Shearer and based, perhaps, on Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2013/39/r3-essay-monday.html

Bolshoi Unseen

Sky Arts 2 HD
Sunday August 11th 2013, 8pm

Deborah Bull presents the Bolshoi Theatre's 1976 production of Swan Lake, in a film that has never before been broadcast outside Russia. Recently retrieved from Moscow's giant state archives, where it's lain untouched for 40 years, the ballet features some of the communist era's finest stars, including Maya Plisetskaya as Odette-Odile and Alexander Bogatyrev as Prince Siegfried.

http://skyarts.sky.com/bolshoi-unseen-swan-lake

Saturday Review

BBC Radio 4
3rd August 2013, 7.15pm

Deborah Bull joins Sarfraz Manzoor, Denise Mina and Kerry Shale to discuss the cultural highlights of the week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qh6g

Deborah Bull appointed to AHRC

David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, has appointed three new members to the AHRC’s governing body, the Council. More information at

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News-and-Events/News/Pages/New-appointments-to-Arts-and-Humanities-Research-Council.aspx

Lichfield Festival

3.45pm, Wednesday July 10

Deborah Bull discusses The Everyday Dancer at this annual literary event.

More information and tickets at 

http://www.lichfieldfestival.org/blog/2013/04/deborah-bull-the-everyday-dancer/

Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4
Sunday, May 26th, 11.15am

Deborah Bull joins Kirsty Young as this week's castaway on Desert Island Discs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01slqck

Saturday Review

BBC Radio 4
Saturday April 13, 2013

Deborah Bull joins Tom Sutcliffe to discuss the cultural highlights of the week with Paul Morley and Julia Peyton-Jones.

 

Prix de Lausanne - the finals of the competition

Saturday February 2nd, 2pm (UK time)
Live online

Deborah Bull presents the finals of the 41st Prix de Lausanne, live from the Theatre Beaulieu. Watch it live online in High Definition from 2pm (3pm Swiss time) at 

www.prixdelausanne-live.com

An Evening of Music and Dance

Birmingham Symphony Hall
Saturday January 26th, 7.30pm

Deborah Bull presents the 2013 Evening of Music and Dance at Birmingham's Symphony Hall, with dancers from Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Paul Murphy.

http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/evening-of-music-and-dance-13/

Saturday Review

BBC Radio 4
January 26th, 7.15pm

Tom Sutcliffe is joined by guests Dreda Say Mitchell, Michael Grade and Deborah Bull to discuss the cultural highlights of the week

Ways With Words

The Rigour Behind the Glamour
November 9th, 5.45pm

Deborah Bull discusses her latest book, The Everyday Dancer, at this popular annual book fest.

St Edmunds Hall, Southwold

Tickets £10

Contact 01803 867373

www.wayswithwords.co.uk

Saturday Review

BBC Radio 4
Saturday October 6th, 7.15pm

Tom Sutcliffe is joined by guests Deborah Moggach, James Runcie and Deborah Bull to review the cultural highlights of the week. 

Deborah Bull and Jonathan Edwards....

 

...compare training methods as The Olympic Journey is open at the Royal Opera House

http://www.roh.org.uk/news/find-out-more-about-the-links-between-dancers-and-olympic-athletes

The Olympic Journey is open daily until August 12th and it's free. Find out more at at 

http://www.theolympicjourney.co.uk

 

Deborah Bull's Dance Nation

BBC Radio 4
Monday 24th - Friday 28th September 2012, 1.45pm

Dancer, writer and broadcaster, Deborah Bull, offers up a social history of dance in the UK. She looks at what we know – or have imagined – about the dances of ‘Old England’; at how we’ve danced to find love; how we’ve danced to find competition success; how we’ve danced to find ourselves; and how we’ve danced to lose ourselves and find refuge during some of the darkest moments in our national history.

Cinderella: Prom 52 Interval discussion

BBC Radio 3
August 22, evening

Deborah Bull joins Catherine Bott and Jonthan Keates during the interval of a performance of Prokofiev\'s Cinderella to debate the idea that ballet music might - on occasion - be better without the dance.

Prom 52 features the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev. More information can be found at

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/bbc-proms/prom52/default.aspx

News

December 5th 2011

Deborah Bull is to join King's College London as Executive Director, King's Cultural Institute

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/newsevents/news/newsrecords/2011/12December/Kings-College-London-appoints-Deborah-Bull-Executive-Director-Kings-Cultural-Institute.aspx

Dance For Your Life

BBC Radio 4
Monday, June 4, 2012 4pm

Deborah Bull pays tribute to the extraordinary dance maker, Pina Bausch, with contributions from her regular artistic collaborators and dancers as well as long term admirers Antony Gormley and Fiona Shaw.

Produced by Kate Bland for Just Radio.

 

Saturday Review

BBC Radio 4
Saturday April 7, 2012, 7.15pm

Deborah Bull joins Adam Mars-Jones and Bridget Kendall to discuss cultural highlights of the week with Tom Sutcliffe

Andrew Marr Show

BBC 1
Sunday April 1, 2012, 9am

Deborah Bull joins Simon Hughes and Andrew Rawnsley to discuss what the papers say

Words by the Water

Keswick
Main House: Sunday March 4, 2pm

Deborah Bull talks about The Everyday Dancer at this annual literary event.

http://www.theatrebythelake.co.uk/whatson_festival_detail.asp?festival=Literature%20Festival

Ballet goes to the Music Hall

BBC Radio 3
December 31st, 12.15 - 1.00pm

Deborah Bull explores the ballet in Leicester Square in late Victorian London. With dance historian Jane Pritchard and conductor Benjamin Pope, she finds out about composers Georges Jacobi and Leopold Wenzel, and the ballets performed at the Alhambra and Empire Theatres. Includes music performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.


London Jewish Cultural Centre

December 8th 2011, 7.30pm

Deborah Bull discusses The Everyday Dancer with Irene Newton in Ivy House, the former home of ballerina Anna Pavlova.

London Jewish Cultural Centre
Ivy House,
94-96 North End Road,
London
NW11 7SX

Christmas Customer Evening

Hatchards, Piccadilly
Thursday November 24th, 6.30 - 8.30pm

Come along to Piccadilly for a glass of wine, a mince pie and the chance to get your Christmas purchases signed by a range of authors, including Deborah Bull.

Radio 4: Saturday Review

November 26th, 7.15pm

Deborah Bull joins Tom Sutcliffe, Dreda Say Mitchell and Lousie Doughty to discuss the week's cultural highlights.

Leonardo Live

Sky Arts 1 HD and live to cinemas
7pm, Tuesday November 8th, 2011

Deborah Bull talks to Tim Marlow at the opening of Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan. Broadcast live on Sky Arts 1 HD and to cinemas.

The Book Show

Sky Arts
8pm, November 10, 2011

Deborah Bull selects three books that inspired her love of dance.

The Everyday Dancer

Faber, 2011

Structured around the dancer’s daily schedule, The Everyday Dancer uncovers the everyday realities of a career in ballet. Through this vivid portrait of a dancer’s every day, The Everyday Dancer reveals the arc of a dancer’s life, from the seven year old’s first class, through training and company life, to retirement and the sense of loss which comes with saying goodbye to childhood dreams.

Buy The Everyday Dancer on Amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Everyday-Dancer-Deborah-Bull/dp/0571238920

Read about it at

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/oct/02/deborah-bull-everyday-dancer-interview

http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/books/books_in_brief_into_the_silence_my_dear_hugh_the_everyday_dancer_1_1936579

BBC World Service

The World Today
Sunday November 6, 7.05am and 8.05am

Deborah Bull joins the panel to discuss news and current affairs from around the world

Events and appearances

September 17 - December 11 2011 (various times)
Sky Arts: Tim Marlow on Degas
Deborah Bull joins Tim to talk Degas at the Royal Academy

Friday December 8, 8pm
Ivy House, Hampstead
Deborah Bull on The Everyday Dancer

Thursday November 24, 6.30pm
Hatchards, Piccadilly
Deborah Bull on The Everyday Dancer

Friday November 11, 6.30pm
Petworth Festival
Deborah Bull on The Everyday Dancer

Thursday October 27, 6.30pm
Foyles, Charing Cross Road
Deborah Bull on The Everyday Dancer
In conversation with Sue Hoyle

Sunday October 23, 6.05am and 11.30pm
Steps in Time
In Something Understood, Radio 4's regular Sunday programme, Deborah Bull explores the role dance plays in all our lives. 

Thursday October 13, 7pm
Guildford Book Festival
Deborah Bull on The Everyday Dancer

October 6th, 10am
Radio 4: Woman's Hour
Deborah Bull on The Everyday Dancer

Friday September 30, 6.30pm
Royal Academy of Arts
Deborah Bull on The Everyday Dancer
In Conversation with Christopher Cook

Monday September 19, 11am
Radio 4: After I was Gorgeous
Deborah Bull investigates the impact of growing old on women who have made their living from their looks

Friday September 16, 12.30pm
Woodstock Literary Festival
Deborah Bull on The Everyday Dancer