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The Louvre is heading north

Paris' world-famous Louvre museum is setting itself a formidable challenge: kickstarting a cultural revival in the downtrodden northern French town of Lens, where unemployment is sky-high and there isn’t even a cinema.

As the French president himself cuts the ribbon on the Louvre Lens, we find out what treasures lie inside, and ask how the project might help turn around a town more commonly associated with its coal mine slag heaps than cultural masterpieces.

By Catherine Nicholson

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2015-05-06 culture

Film show: 'A Thousand Times Goodnight', 'My Old Lady' and 'Titli'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including Juliette Binoche as a war photographer in "A Thousand Times Goodnight", Kevin Kline,...

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2015-05-04 culture

Music show: Mumford & Sons and the 'Queen of British Blues'

Music critic Mark Thompson chats to Richelle Harrison Plesse about this week's new releases. Mumford & Sons change their tune on "Wilder Mind", R'n'B chanteuse Ciara embraces...

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2015-04-30 culture

An American Icon in Paris

Eve Jackson takes us to Paris' Grand Palais where the giants of the American art world have come together for an exhibition on American Icons. We also take a trip to the French...

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2015-04-29 cinema

Film show: 'She's Funny That Way', 'Beyond Clueless' and 'Every Thing Will Be Fine'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film news, including Peter Bogdanovich's "She's Funny That Way", Charlie Lyne's "Beyond Clueless" and Wim...

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2015-04-28 television

'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner on cigarettes, the 60s and Don Draper’s charm

It's one of the most lauded and influential dramas of our time. "Mad Men" is the story of advertising executives set against the upheaval of the Sixties. With the handsome...

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