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Celebrity culture, supper clubs and Mongolian cashmere

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31 January 2024

Episode 36

47 minutes


Photo: Eftychia Vlachou

As we emerge from our winter torpor, it’s time to hit the road. We visit a new exhibition of work by photographer Russell Young in London, before heading to Athens to a mind-expanding supper club. We’ll meet an expert to discuss the social history of road films and hear about one writer’s journey to Mongolia, where he found himself the owner of an ever-expanding cashmere collection. 

31 January 2024

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Chapter 1

‘Dreamland’ exhibition

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‘Dreamland’ is a new exhibition by UK artist Russell Young that explores a lifelong obsession with the dark underbelly of celebrity culture. We went down to London’s Maddox Gallery for a tour.

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Photo: Spela Sivic

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Supper club at the Mona hotel

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A series of supper clubs has been taking place at the Mona hotel in Athens, bringing guests and locals together to break bread. Konfekt’s Hester Underhill sits down with creative director Eftihia Stefanidi and chef Federico Viganò to hear more about the project.

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Supper club at the Mona hotel

Chapter 3

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Photo: Getty Images

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The allure of road films

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From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the French Riviera, the enduring appeal of roadtrips has been immortalised through film. They’re a place where people – and the open road – play the leading roles on the big screen. We speak with expert Laura Rascaroli about the so-called “road film” genre.

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Mongolian cashmere

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A recent trip to Mongolia has cemented the country’s reputation as the global home of all things soft, fluffy and wearable. Writer Alexis Self brings us his take on Mongolian cashmere.

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