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Culture with Robert Bound

Our Culture editor and his guests discuss what has piqued their interest in our one-stop shop for lively reports and in-depth interviews on the newest and finest in art, film, books and the media business.

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Can you build a cultural quarter?:

We head to Saadiyat Island, home to the new Louvre Abu Dhabi, to find out what adorns the walls of this branch of the French mega museum – and whether it will be a success.

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31920 Nov 2017
28 min

Can you build a cultural quarter?: 

We head to Saadiyat Island, home to the new Louvre Abu Dhabi, to find out what adorns the walls of this branch of the French mega museum – and whether it will be a success.

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31813 Nov 2017
25 min

WeTransfer: creative technology: 

We go behind the scenes of technology company WeTransfer, which invested its spare advertising space into the arts, to ask whether the sector should be responsible for funding creative endeavours.

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3176 Nov 2017
29 min

Club To Club 2017: 

This week the Culture team pack up their suitcases and head to northern Italy for this year’s Club To Club festival. The 17th edition of the musical affair sees the darlings of jazz, electronica and dance music descend upon Turin for a week of eclectic sounds in excellent venues. Robert Bound meets some of the people and artists behind this year’s festival.

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31630 Oct 2017
25 min

What is folk horror?: 

From ‘Macbeth’ to ‘The Wicker Man’, we discuss what the folk-horror genre means in film and literature with writers Andy Miller and Adam Scovell. Plus: we revisit an interview with the late director of ‘The Wicker Man’, Robin Hardy.

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31523 Oct 2017
30 min

Behind the scenes at Monocle: issue 108: 

Robert Bound guides us through this month’s culture section of Monocle. From Jeddah’s art scene to the Yves Saint Laurent museums in Marrakech and Paris, we speak to the writers behind the stories.

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31416 Oct 2017
29 min

Something Old, Something New: Melissa Harrison and Dan Richards: 

Melissa Harrison and Dan Richards are friends and writers who both deal with, among other things, the natural world. They chat to Robert Bound about the books, music and places that have inspired them throughout their careers.

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3139 Oct 2017
30 min

Lisson at 50: ‘Everything At Once’: 

During Art Week in London, Robert Bound heads to 180 The Strand where a new exhibition called ‘Everything At Once’ is taking place as part of the Lisson Gallery’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Rob meets the people behind the show and the gallery.

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3122 Oct 2017
25 min

Radiotopia: 

Holly Fisher meets Julie Shapiro, executive producer for Radiotopia – the US podcast network responsible for hit shows such as ‘99% Invisible’ and ‘Song Exploder’.

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31125 Sep 2017
27 min

Behind the scenes at Monocle: issue 107: 

We go from Christian-rock concerts in Nashville to painter Gary Hume’s New York studio as we meet the writers and photographers who put together the Culture section of Monocle’s latest issue. Plus: Lars Fossheim from Broen on the Norwegian band’s debut ‘I Love Art’.

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31018 Sep 2017
30 min

Something Old, Something New: Andrew Harrison and Andrew Mueller: 

Music journalists and old friends Andrew Harrison and Andrew Mueller are the guests on this month’s ‘Something Old, Something New’. They pick the items that have piqued their interest throughout their lives and careers.

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30911 Sep 2017
28 min

Autumn preview: 

We take a look at what we might be listening to, watching and reading this autumn. Robert Bound is joined in the studio by John Mitchinson, co-founder of Unbound, broadcaster and DJ Georgie Rogers, and Tim Robey, film critic for ‘The Telegraph’.

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3084 Sep 2017
30 min

Part of the action: 

We head to the theatre – but this theatre could be anywhere. It could be in a bar, a stairwell, an old warehouse or on the street. We’re talking immersive theatre, which isn’t a new thing but it has certainly become a trendy one. We ask industry experts what’s caused this.

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30728 Aug 2017
28 min

Technology talk: 

We explore the ways that technology has influenced and changed the English language with publicist Hamish Thompson and assistant senior editor of the Oxford English Dictionary Clifford Sofield.

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30621 Aug 2017
28 min

Green Man turns 15: 

We make our annual pilgrimage to the Green Man Festival in south Wales to meet some of the musicians who have been integral to its success and to relive some memories from the field with the festival’s return customers.

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30514 Aug 2017
27 min

Culture in The Summer Weekly: 

Robert Bound introduces us to the the latest addition to the Monocle family, ‘The Summer Weekly’: the newspaper we’re printing throughout August. From the nightclubs of Ibiza to music festivals in Helsinki, we take a sunny trip through the stories that have made the culture pages of our new publication.

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