Robert Travers and Ali Smith interviewed for BBC Front Row

Kirsty Lang

BBC Radio 4 Front Row have interviewed Robert Travers and Ali Smith about The Famous Women Dinner Service a work of 50 ceramic plates featuring the portraits of historical female figures, created by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant in 1932. 


In a unique commission to open the 2018 Charleston Festival, novelist Ali Smith will be performing a piece of creative prose inspired by the Famous Women Dinner ServiceKirsty Lang conducted the interview, referencing the significance of the re-discovery and the impact the Service will have on future Bloomsbury Scholarship. 


To listen to the broadcast, please click here (the feature begins 20 minutes into the programme). 

May 17, 2018