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Monday 8 February

Fresh off the plane from Milan, Ossian Ward, head of content at the Lisson Gallery talks us through some of the art exhibitions in the city. We cover shows at Fondazione Prada, HangarBicocca and the Milan branch of the…

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The Bulletin with UBS, 70

Sunday 7 February

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The Monocle Weekly, 344

Sunday 7 February

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound talk to Rod Nordland, international correspondent and Kabul bureau chief for ‘The New York Times’, about his new book ‘The Lovers’. We also meet architecture curator, critic and author Lucy…

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The Big Interview, 27

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Meet the Writers, 9

Saturday 6 February

This week actor and author Richard E Grant talks about his books and the shocking events of his childhood in Swaziland, which were later depicted in the film ‘Wah-Wah’. He also discusses his memoir of the film that launched…

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The Foreign Desk, 109

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The Stack, 180

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The Curator, 225

Saturday 6 February

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The Sessions at Midori House, 49

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The Monocle Daily, 1105

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Midori House, 1083

Friday 5 February

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