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The Monocle Arts Review, 60

Friday 22 May

Tim Robey, film critic for ‘The Telegraph’, speaks to us from Cannes about three films up for the coveted Palme d'Or: Todd Haynes’ drama ‘Carol’, Hungarian Holocaust film ‘Son of Saul’ and FBI action thriller ‘Sicario’.

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Culture / Society

Faces of note

Thursday 21 May

Whose image would you like to see on the new £20 note? Robert Bound suggests some well-known names that might fit the bill.

In the next five years the British people have a momentous decision to make. Sure, there’s set to be a referendum on the UK’s relationship with Europe that could change the fortune of every single subject in the kingdom and…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 59

Thursday 21 May

Writer Mark Mason talks us through other people’s literary journeys. We also discuss Steve Boggan’s quest for precious metal and poet Simon Armitage’s trip through the southwest of England. And as F Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The…

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Culture / Travel

The reign in Spain

Wednesday 20 May

While hunting for hidden gems in Madrid, Nelly Gocheva crowned small, family-run shops the ruling retailers of the city.

Last week saw the official launch of Monocle’s first standalone Travel Guide Series: London and New York are now out, with Hong Kong and Tokyo to follow in August. And while the past month for me has been all about last…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 58

Wednesday 20 May

Matt Wolf, critic for the ‘International New York Times’, swings by the studio to run through a trio of classics that have returned to the London stage. There’s musical ‘High Society’ at the Old Vic, Arthur Miller’s ‘Death…

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Culture / Gardening

Dig for victory

Tuesday 19 May

As more and more gardens are paved over, Andrew Tuck says it’s time that people take over urban spaces to make our cities green again.

Putting a plant in soil and watching it grow is one of the pleasures of life. I live in a house with no garden but a small roof terrace that is packed with plants, from silver birches that shrug off the wind to giant hostas…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 57

Tuesday 19 May

Monocle’s Robert Bound and Fernando Augusto Pacheco take a look at some of the contenders for the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Vienna. Who are the hot favourites, who has the most ridicu…

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Culture with Rob Bound, 188

Monday 18 May

Robert Bound is joined in the studio by ghostwriter Fanny Blake and Cathy Rentzenbrink, books editor at 'The Bookseller'. Up for discussion is how to choose your subject, adopt their voice and dig up the most salacious…

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Culture / Society

Heart and home

Monday 18 May

As Singaporeans come together to celebrate the 50th birthday of their island city-state, a creative project asks them to recount their fondest memories from the past 50 years. The results, says Nolan Giles, show home is…

As Singaporeans recover from a deep and united national mourning over former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s passing in March, they are once again banding together in preparation for the island city-state’s landmark 50th…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 56

Monday 18 May

Charlotte Burns of ‘The Art Newspaper’ spills the beans on who’s showing what and the sales being made at this year’s Frieze New York.

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The Stack, 142

Saturday 16 May

Tyler Brûlé speaks to the creator of Vienna’s dedicated Eurovision title ‘12 pts’ and welcomes editor of city-focused ‘Umbrella’ magazine Anthony Teasdale. Plus: we hear about ‘Meter’, the new magazine for running enthus…

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The Sessions at Midori House, 11

Saturday 16 May

This week’s guest is British singer-songwriter Andreya Triana. She makes powerful soul-singing seem effortless as she performs a trio of tracks from her new album ‘Giants’.

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