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Sound of Prague
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra has struck an international chord, with its redoubtable musicianship attracting big-name pop and music-score clients from Ennio Morricone to Sting.
Wonderfruit: Thailand's blissed-out party
Wonderfruit is a festival like no other; a beacon of peace and calm where hedonism takes a backseat. Time to ditch the city attitude, grab a yoga mat and watch the sun go down in the Thai countryside.
With the success of Pixar came an avalanche of computer-generated animation but not all animators are following the hi-tech pack. Monocle Films travels to the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and southern England in search of storytellers who think outside the computer box.
Prix Pictet - Consumption
Since 2008, Prix Pictet has championed and rewarded photojournalists and photographic artists who shed light on environmental issues. Monocle films takes a look at this year's exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London.
The Arctic has inspired the world for centuries with tales of adventure and exploration. Monocle heads to Denmark to see the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art’s current exhibition, Arctic, that seeks out the past and present of this mythic place.
The Kids are All Right
Learning from a master is a privilege in any sphere. To nurture ideas for the arts, Rolex’s Mentor & Protégé initiative has been teaming world-leading practitioners with promising prodigies around the globe. Monocle's culture editor, Robert Bound, recently hopped to Venice to learn more about this year’s programme.
Paris Photo LA
We head to Hollywood to shoot the world's most celebrated photographic art fair, this year taking place for the first time at Paramount Pictures Studios in LA.
Berlin film scene
The Berlin International Film Festival is one of the most influential showcases in the world and part of Germany’s rich cinema tradition. Join Monocle for a look at the city’s relationship with filmmaking.
Prix Pictet - Power
The prestigious Prix Pictet is an annual prize for photography focusing on the environment. Following themes that have included water, earth and growth, the message for 2012 is power.
The Monocle Culture Briefings
Take your seats, sit back and enjoy a sample of the music and film highlights in the June issue of Monocle.
The summer festival season is in full swing, and the Paleo Festival, held outside Geneva in the sleepy town of Nyon, offers an alternative to some of its grubbier European siblings. With the mountains on one side and the lake on the other, a wide selection of international cuisines, and an eclectic musical line-up, this is festival-going Swiss-style. Robert Bound dons his Wellies to see what it's all about.
Prix Pictet — 2011
In the three years since its inception, the Prix Pictet has become the world's leading prize for photography in the field of sustainability. With a prize of CHF 100,000 the international jury honour a photographer whose work artistically presents a convincing narrative about critical environmental issues.
Korean Music Industry
Monocle reports on how Korea's pop music industry is the country's most potent weapon in the global soft power stakes.
Sundance Film Festival
Monocle attends the Sundance Film Festival to ask whether you still need a screening to break the box office.
Sheffield Doc Fest
For five days a year much of the English-speaking documentary-making world focuses in on an old industrial town in northern England for the Sheffield Doc Fest, one of the major events on the film calendar. Monocle visited the festival to get a sense of what’s to come for documentary in 2011.