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Begin with the smoke

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, we are posting this link to a podcast made by Maurice Macartney for Beyond Skin’s ‘The Next Village’ project a few years ago.

In this programme Maurice looks at the responses of artists and composers to the traumas of Polish twentieth century history, with the help of Polish musician Marcin Krziewicki.

Begin With the Smoke

Posted 27 January 2017

Connections and Combinations

In the first of a projected series taking the long view of how we got where we are today, Maurice Macartney presents a podcast largely recorded on a recent brief visit to Brussels.

The city is one of the wealthiest, on aggregate, in Europe, and is a by-word for political power. Yet there are also pockets of poverty and marginalisation neighbouring the site of the great European Institutions. One of them, Molenbeek, was the area from which terrorists recently launched attacks in Paris and in Brussels itself. But it has a perhaps surprising connection with the industrial cities of northern England. Follow the link below for the podcast.

Connections and combinations part 1: Brussels (ComPod1)

Posted 1 January 2017