The silver screen, Seoul and Sinterklaas
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24 November 2017
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.
24 November 2017
Musicity is the brainchild of broadcaster and DJ Nick Luscombe. The idea is that he commissions musicians and sound artists to make music based around one place or building. He recently took his project to Seoul and he tells producer Holly Fisher about it.
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Every year the Dutch celebrate their own early version of Christmas, known as Sinterklaas. It’s ostensibly an inoffensive children’s festival with cheesy songs and people in old-fashioned costumes. But recent years have seen an emotional and divisive debate over the depiction of Zwarte Piet, Sinterklaas’s Moorish slave. Monocle’s Amsterdam correspondent Venetia Rainey reports.
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