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Owen Hatherley, Paloma Varga Weisz and Shirley Collins

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10 June 2018

Episode 466

54 minutes


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Writer and journalist Owen Hatherley discusses his new book ‘Trans-Europe Express’, we meet German artist Paloma Varga Weisz and folk-music legend Shirley Collins talks about her life in music and her new book, ‘All in the Downs’.

10 June 2018

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the week ahead with Tom Edwards and Robert Bound.

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Chapter 2

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Owen Hatherley

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The European approach to planning, living in and enjoying cities is the focus of the writer’s new book: ‘Trans Europe Express: Tours of a Lost Continent’.

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Chapter 3

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Paloma Varga Weisz

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The German sculptor uses craft methods such as woodcarving to create her idiosyncratic, funny and occasionally unsettling pieces, as seen in her new exhibition ‘Wild Bunch’ at London’s Sadie Coles Gallery.

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Chapter 4

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Shirley Collins

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The influential singer has been a performer, collector and interpreter of traditional folk music since the 1950s and will be performing at Supersonic Festival in the UK this June. She explains how her home region of Sussex informs her music and discusses some of the tales in her book, ‘All in the Downs’.

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