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Monocle culture editor Robert Bound takes an international look at the latest in film, music and the arts. Plus – weekly Midori House music sessions.

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As Halloween approaches we learn about all things gothic with the curator of a new exhibition at the British Library and find out about this year’s costume trends. Plus a report from the CMJ Music Marathon in New York and live music from Seth Lakeman.

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159 27 Oct 2014
00:55:21

As Halloween approaches we learn about all things gothic with the curator of a new exhibition at the British Library and find out about this year’s costume trends. Plus a report from the CMJ Music Marathon in New York and live music from Seth Lakeman.

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158 20 Oct 2014
00:53:41

Broadcast’s Peter White introduces highlights from this year’s MIPCOM conference, we meet playwright Jingan Macpherson Young as her new production Filth opens in London and we hear live music from New Build.

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157 13 Oct 2014
00:53:36

Monocle culture editor Robert Bound takes an international look at the latest in film, music and the arts. Plus – weekly Midori House music sessions.

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156 6 Oct 2014
00:53:40

The team behind Little White Lies magazine tell us about their new book, we take the temperature at the Festival do Rio and meet sculptor Willard Wigan. Plus live music from British folk singer Roo Panes.

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155 29 Sep 2014
00:55:42

Robert Bound investigates the art of the written word with Angela Webb from the National Handwriting Association, novelist Alex Preston and graphologist Caroline Murray. Plus live music from Sarah Jane Morris.

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154 22 Sep 2014
00:55:29

We get lost in the inner thoughts of comedian Tim Key and investigate our own through the medium of sound with writer Sean Street. Plus an exploration of documentary hit All This Mayhem and live music from country musician Willie Watson.

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153 15 Sep 2014
00:53:41

As the Mercury Prize shortlist is announced, we ponder the importance of national music awards, plus Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård talks about new film In Order of Disappearance, we head to Brazil for ArtRio and there’s live music from Berlin-based trio, Ballet School.

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152 8 Sep 2014
00:53:35

The Duke of Devonshire and artist Christopher Le Brun show Robert Bound around a new sculpture exhibition in the grounds of Chatsworth House, we head to Beirut and Bamako to find out how music is being used as light relief and a political messenger, we also hear about the latest commissions under Sydney’s new public-art fund, and enjoy a Midori House session from Canadian musician Chad VanGaalen.

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151 1 Sep 2014
00:57:12

Robert Bound gets the lowdown on storytelling phenomenon The Moth with bestselling author Neil Gaiman, meets abstract painter Sean Scully, and enjoys a Midori House session from Boston-born dream-folk artist Marissa Nadler.

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150 25 Aug 2014
00:54:20

Robert Bound assesses the best value for money in cultural performance with David Jays, editor of the Dance Gazette. We also report from this year’s Liverpool Biennial, visit Kosovo-based film festival Dokufest, head to Berlin to discover Readux, who make pocket-sized books to accompany you around the city, and we get our music fix at Canada’s Edmonton Folk Festival.

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149 18 Aug 2014
00:53:49

Green Man festival special: Robert Bound and the culture team head to Green Man festival in Wales with music chats and sessions from Jeffrey Lewis, Daughter, Julie Byrne, Happyness and Nick Mulvey. Plus, we learn about the festival lifestyle with Pete Paphides, hear how to curate a comedy tent with Henry Widdicombe, peruse the event’s mighty ale selection with Pete Brown, and we also meet Dr Roger Kneebone to understand why surgery is finding its way out into the fields.

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148 11 Aug 2014
00:54:34

Folk special: Robert Bound investigates the weird and wonderful world of folk traditions including a music chat with journalist Jude Rogers and trips to some of the UK’s quirkier festivals and ceremonies including Whitstable Oyster Festival and Swan Upping. We also learn how Morris dancing skipped its way from the UK to the US, and there’s a live session from folk legend Richard Thompson.

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