Capital of Tradition: London’s finest artwork from Hockney to Hampstead Theater


This week, when the weather is FINALLY getting better, we cling to the last breath of spring. Today we are at the Royal Academy’s new David Hockney exhibition with iPad pictures that were taken last year in the idyllic setting of his house in Normandy, capturing the changing seasons.

We talk to groundbreaking theater director Dawn Walton about why she was reviving Alfred Fagon’s great 1975 play The Death of a Black Man at the Hampstead Theater, and take a look at Disney’s latest major film Cruella, its flamboyant and somewhat revisionist origins The story of Cruella De Vil, everyone’s favorite Dalmatian hater, takes place in Seventies London at the birth of punk.

In Thing of the Week, we’re also putting another fascinating item from one of London’s impressive museum collections in the spotlight.

Capital of Culture is broadcast weekly on YouTube