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The Monocle Arts Review

Weekly cultural nourishment with Monocle 24’s international critics in the fields of art, music, theatre, literature, film and television. Enjoy conversations with the directors, artists, authors and musicians and minds behind it all.

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We discuss this month’s TV with Alice Vincent, arts and entertainment writer for ‘The Telegraph’ and discover what people around the world will be watching this Christmas. Plus theatre critic Matt Wolf gives us his take on some of London’s current shows on stage.

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10 Dec 2017

Sunday Brunch 18: A gingerbread city: 

We go to the city – a gingerbread one – as we explore the Museum of Architecture’s famous annual exhibition in London. Plus: Marc Hagan-Guirey teaches us how to perform kirigami – ‘Star Wars’ style; Bea Vo, founder of Stax Diner, talks about Christmas cooking; and Juliette Foster goes through the weekend papers.

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5518 Dec 2017
38 min

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We discuss this month’s TV with Alice Vincent, arts and entertainment writer for ‘The Telegraph’ and discover what people around the world will be watching this Christmas. Plus theatre critic Matt Wolf gives us his take on some of London’s current shows on stage.

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3 Dec 2017
49 min

Sunday Brunch 17: Monocle’s Christmas Market: 

We are joined by the stallholders and some of Monocle’s very own for coverage of our Christmas Market.

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5501 Dec 2017
45 min

Shanghai’s new museums: 

Ossian Ward, head of content for the Lisson Gallery, discusses the new film by Ai Weiwei and Shanghai’s latest museum openings, while writer Mark Mason brings in a couple of non-fiction books that have caught his attention this season. Plus: we meet US singer-songwriter Jim White as he releases his new album.

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26 Nov 2017

Sunday Brunch 16: Red Star Over Russia: 

Discover photographer David King’s collection of more than 250,000 posters, prints and photographs from Soviet Russia with London’s Tate Modern. Plus: David Bramwell on the weird and the wonderful, and the founder of 30-year-old restaurant Brindisa.

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54924 Nov 2017
45 min

The silver screen, Seoul and Sinterklaas: 

Film critics Karen Krizanovich and Tim Robey bring some Hollywood glamour to Midori House as they discuss the latest features to hit the big screen. Plus: we find out about Musicity in Seoul and discuss a controversial festive issue in Amsterdam.

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19 Nov 2017
57 min

Sunday Brunch 15: ‘Illuminating India’: 

We head to London’s Science Museum to find out how India has influenced science and technology over the course of 5,000 years. Plus: Monocle 24’s Rhys James reveals his favourite record, Sophie Walker expresses her love for Japanese gardens and we try some Greek culinary delights with restaurant Meraki.

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54817 Nov 2017
44 min

Drawing Gorillaz: 

We preview the big shows hitting the small screen this month, take the temperature of this year’s Paris Photo and meet Jamie Hewlett, the illustrator and co-creator of virtual pop group Gorillaz.

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12 Nov 2017

Sunday Brunch 14: City living: the pros and cons: 

We explore the pleasures and challenges of urban living. Meanwhile, our Culture editor Robert Bound gives us the bare necessities of life, Ken Mogi discusses the Japanese philosophy of ‘ikigai’ and we meet fashion illustrator Megan Hess. Plus: roaming restaurant Mazí Mas and Rachel Cunliffe of ‘City AM’ with the weekend papers.

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54710 Nov 2017
38 min

November books and Buenos Aires art: 

Christopher Lord is joined in the studio by Sarah Shaffi – online editor for ‘The Bookseller’ – and Anne Meadows, commissioning editor for Granta and Portobello Books; together they get to grips with four of this month’s literary releases. We also head to Buenos Aires to find out about a few art initiatives hoping to boost the city’s art scene.

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5 Nov 2017

Sunday Brunch 13: ‘Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’: 

Ever wondered about graphic design’s lifesaving properties? The Wellcome Collection has the answers. Plus: Fernando Augusto Pacheco’s favourite record, Amrou Al-Kadhi on why we should stop panicking about Islam and we make some tasty pastries.

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5463 Nov 2017
45 min

On the box, top beats and treading the boards: 

Robert Bound sits down with Alice Vincent, arts and entertainment writer for ‘The Telegraph’, and Will Hodgkinson, chief rock and pop critic for ‘The Times’, for this week’s TV and music releases. Plus: we find out who’s stealing the show on Broadway with theatre critic Matt Wolf and head to the reopening of Belgrade’s National Museum of Contemporary Art.

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29 Oct 2017

Sunday Brunch 12: Frenchies: 

We go through Ben Rylan’s favourite record, Killian Fox hits us with some gastronomic facts and we meet Frenchie. Plus: Terry Stiastny goes through the weekend papers.

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54527 Oct 2017
45 min

October’s reading, listening and exhibitions: 

Chris Lord is joined in the studio by Jane Morris, editor at large of ‘The Art Newspaper’, and John Mitchinson, publisher at Unbound, to talk about this month’s art and books. Plus: we speak to Pete Naughton about the podcasts he’s listening to this week and head to Italy for the global countdown.

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22 Oct 2017
54 min

Sunday Brunch 11: How do you spend your Sunday?: 

We find out how the UK’s Sunday traditions have changed. Roger K Burton goes through his very extensive wardrobe and we try some Australian brunch. Plus: Rachel Cunliffe on the weekend papers.

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