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William Sitwell, Michael Rakowitz and Stacey Tenenbaum

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26 March 2017

Episode 403

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We welcome back food writer and critic William Sitwell to discuss ‘The Really Quite Good British Cookbook’ – celebrating both the local and global influences on British dishes. Plus, conceptual artist Michael Rakowitz explains his latest work that will soon sit on London’s prestigious fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, and we hear from filmmaker Stacey Tenenbaum about her documentary ‘Shiners’, which looks at the shoe-shining profession.

26 March 2017

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Introduction

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Henry Rees-Sheridan joins Monocle’s Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards to discuss a traumatic week in London and to look forward to the next seven days.

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William Sitwell

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Food writer and critic William Sitwell’s latest book ‘The Really Quite Good British Cookbook’ celebrates the local and international influences that make up the UK’s food scene.

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Stacey Tenenbaum

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Canadian filmmaker Stacey Tenenbaum’s latest documentary looks at the underrated skill of shoe-shining – talking to shiners from New York to Tokyo and La Paz.

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Michael Rakowitz

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Iraqi-American conceptual artist Michael Rakowitz has been commissioned to fill Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth – a prestigious spot reserved for new artworks. His piece ‘The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist’ looks to interpret ancient cultural treasures destroyed by Isis.

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