Wanna join and be part of the live audience?

The BBC World Service will be in Manila on April 26, 2018 to record their world-renowned radio programme The Arts Hour on Tour.

Arts Hour BBC

BBC World Service Radio mounts a live recording of their program “The Arts Hour on Tour in Manila” at the Star Theater, with special guests led by master rapper Abra, filmmaker Treb Monteras, comedian GB Labrador, spoken word specialists Louise Meets and Juan Miguel Severo, photographer Hannah Reyes Morales, visual artist Nikki Luna, and broadcast journalist Atom Araullo.

The BBC’s Nikki Bedi will be on stage at the Star Theatre in Pasay, with artists, writers and film-makers shaping culture in the city plus some of its best live performers. Nikki will be joined by award-winning film director Treb Monteras of “Respeto,” fame; visual artist Nikki Luna; and news reporter / documentary maker-turned-film actor Atom Araullo. The session will also feature live music from master rapper Abra and rock star Bamboo as well as performance poetry from Louise Meets and Juan Miguel Severo, plus a stand up comedy act by G.B Labrador.

Nikki Bedi and her guests will be discussing the artistic response to headline issues in Manila where the Philippine government’s war on drugs has left thousands dead, and a bill to legalise divorce in the country for the first time, is in process.

Those interested in being part of the live audience during the recording may register for free by emailing, and shall be sent their entrance passes. The program will begin at 8 pm sharp.

The programme will then air on BBC World Service on 27 May and 28th, and will be available on the BBC website from straight after the first transmission. The Arts Hour on Tour is a monthly arts show exploring culture now in the great world cities. With live music, slam poetry, comedy performance, big name interviews and rich discussion, the series brings audiences as up close to life as a local.

For inquiries, call or text 0917.865.9400