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Flam­ing June

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was sold to a gallery in Puerto Rico in 1963. Now it’s re­turn­ing to London for

Flam­ing June: The Mak­ing of an Icon,

along with sev­eral of his other works on loan. 4 Novem­ber-2 April, Leighton House, London W14 (www.leighton­

Sea­mus Heaney HomePlace,

an arts hub ded­i­cated to the life of the Ir­ish poet, has opened in the vil­lage in which he grew up. Fu­ture events in­clude talks by Louis de Bernières and Alan Hollinghurst (6 and 20 Novem­ber). Bel­laghy, County Derry (www.sea­musheaney­

com­piled by Shaun Usher (Canon­gate £16.99). This “eclec­tic mix” of let­ters “cap­tures minds through­out his­tory, from pres­i­dents to pop stars to pau­pers”. It is an “aes­thetic delight of a book” (Ob­server).

Kate Hum­ble and Si­mon Reeve present a new three-part series about life in the Arc­tic, the frozen tun­dra that spans across eight coun­tries and mil­lions of miles of ocean. Tue 1 to Thur 3 Nov, BBC2 8pm (60mins).

Sto­ryville: Chas­ing Asy­lum – In­side Aus­tralia’s De­ten­tion Camps

A look at Aus­tralia’s con­tro­ver­sial off­shore de­ten­tion poli­cies for mi­grants, with never-be­for­e­seen footage of the ap­palling con­di­tions in­side the is­land camps. Tue 1 Nov, BBC4 9pm (60mins).

Peter York’s Hip­ster Hand­book

The so­cial com­men­ta­tor ex­plores the rise of hip­sters, and their im­pact on con­tem­po­rary cul­ture. Thur 3 Nov, BBC4 9pm (60mins).


Flam­ing June: re­turn­ing to London

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