Frieda Hughes on BBC Radio 4

Frieda Hughes on BBC Radio 4

Midweek, BBC Radio 4, Wednesday 18 May 2016, 9-9.45am (repeated 9.30pm)

Frieda Hughes was one of Libby Purves’ guests on Midweek on 18 May.  She was speaking about the poems and paintings in her book Alternative Values ahead of an 'In Conversation' event at the Salisbury International Arts Festival on 7 June.  Frieda Hughes brought together her poetry and painting for the first time in book form in Alternative Values: Poems & Paintings, which was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015. 
‘Frieda Hughes is a poet and artist. The daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, Her book, Alternative Values, is the story of her life told through a series of abstract paintings which accompany her poetry. Frieda wrote and painted from an early age and for many years has been a children's writer. She is talking about her life and work at the Salisbury International Arts Festival.  Alternative Values is published by Bloodaxe Books.’

Click here to listen to the programme (forward to 24.10 to hear Frieda Hughes)
Frieda Hughes has also been interviewed for the Sunday Times’s Time and Place feature, due to run 22 May and has written a piece herself for the Family Section of the Guardian, due to run , Saturday 4 June 2016.


Salisbury International Arts Festival, Tuesday 7 June 2016, 8pm: Frieda Hughes – Alternative Values

Poet, author and artist Frieda Hughes is the daughter of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes and will be in conversation with Matthew Stadlen.  Frieda will be talking about her life and work.

Media coverage from around the time of publication included a full-page interview with Frieda Hughes in the Sunday Telegraph of 1 November 2015.  It was illustrated with a large colour photograph of Frieda at home surrounded by her paintings, as well as several smaller photographs of her as a child. The interview took place in the Belgravia Gallery in London, where the sixty paintings included in the book were being exhibited. The feature is available online via this link, where it is illustrated with the same portrait of Frieda, along with photographs of her parents Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.

[18 May 2016]

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