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Armed clowns terrify the north of France

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How do artists and writers see the world? France 24 takes you beyond the headlines to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

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Dermot Seymour’s magical realist take on the Troubles

For many people Northern Ireland is synonymous with sectarian violence and bloodshed. For Belfast-born artist Dermot Seymour, his childhood memories at least, are of the countryside and cows.These two realities meet in his artworks: vivid paintings that combine farmyard animals with Orangemen and surveillance helicopters.

Also on the show: impressionist painter Berthe Morisot, admired by Manet, but overlooked for being a woman.
And our London reporters meet the male dancers proving that ballet for boys is about more than just men in tights.

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