The Monocle Weekly

Brian Dillon, Tamsie Thomson and Tom Oldham

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18 June 2017

Episode 415

52 minutes


Photo: Tom Oldham

Photographer Tom Oldham, whose new exhibition ‘The Herder Boys of Lesotho’ looks at life in the southern African country, joins us to talk about his career. Plus: we also meet Tamsie Thomson, director of the the London Festival of Architecture, and speak with author and critic Brian Dillon about his new book ‘Essayism’.

18 June 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Monocle 24’s Bill Leuty makes his debut in the News Lookahead chair – as Tom Edwards and Daniel Giacopelli try to make sense of the past seven days and the week coming up.

9 minutes

Chapter 2

19 minutes


Photo: Brian Dillon

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Chapter 2

Brian Dillon

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Brian Dillon’s new book ‘Essayism’ is part-ode, part analysis and part-polemic celebrating great essay writing. He joins the Weekly team to tell us what makes a good one.

19 minutes

Chapter 3

10 minutes


Photo: Steven Penton

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Chapter 3

Tamsie Thomson

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This month the London Festival of Architecture is delivering talks and events across the city. Its director Tamsie Thomson joins us to discuss how to build better.

10 minutes

Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Tom Oldham

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Photographer Tom Oldham has snapped portraits of everyone from athletics icon Usain Bolt to punk poet John Cooper Clarke. His latest project saw him visit the nation of Lesotho in southern Africa – and the results make up his new show: ‘The Herder Boys of Lesotho’.

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