Rachel Maclean, arts education cuts, Richard Osman, British Book Awards Author of the Year

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Author of the Year was announced today at the British Books Awards. Tom speaks to the winner, Richard Osman, game show host and author of the hugely successful crime novel The Thursday Murder Club. In the middle of the forest sits an abandoned toy shop. It appears to be a fairy tale house, but as you inch closer you see that it is defaced and decaying. Inside there are rows of upside down dolls. Upside Down Mimi is artist Rachel Maclean’s first permanent outdoor commission, an installation combining both architecture and animation and a replica will be touring Scottish city centres. She joins us to explain this artistic commentary on consumer culture and the decline of the high street. As the news of a possible 50% cuts to Higher Education Arts funding is met by a robust response from musicians, artists and actors as well as higher education organisations and bodies, BBC Education Editor Branwen Jeffreys joins Front Row to explain what these proposed cuts really mean. Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe Producer: Sarah Johnson

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