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UK's Turner Prize gets its first French winner

Laure Prouvost's video installation tea party is certainly eccentric enough to be British – but she definitely isn't. The 35-year-old artist from Lille has become the first ever French winner of the UK's Turner Prize, the country's most prestigious art award. We hear why she thinks her win proves there are no more barriers in art.

Also on the show, singer and actor Tcheky Karyo tells us why for him, making music is about much more than just words and music. The Turkish-born Parisian is preparing to release his second album "Credo" – which he describes as “the fruit of two years’ work, cultivated in secret by a team of emotional gardeners”.

Finally, we’re exploring Paris’s seedy underbelly through the photos of Brassaï – as a new exhibition of his snaps of 1920s and ‘30s Parisians opens its doors at the city’s Hôtel de Ville.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2014-09-19 culture

Author Kiran Desai on early success and the Booker Prize

Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai talks to Clovis Casali about the third novel she's currently working on. Born in India, she's spent most of her life in the United States and...

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2014-09-18 contemporary art

The Biennale des Antiquaires: Where Miro meets million-dollar jewellery and antiques

It’s been called a destination of pleasure. For more than half a century visitors have been coming to Paris' Grand Palais for the grandest and most spectacular of all art and...

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2014-09-17 cinema

Encore's Film Show: Spies, doppelgangers and gay rights activists

Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson discuss the week's big cinema releases, including Philip Seymour Hoffman's last starring role in "A Most Wanted Man", the "Sin City" sequel and...

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2014-09-16 culture

Margaret Atwood: A Prophetic Writer in Paris

Over the past 50 years, her body of work has established her as not just a great writer, but as a sort of prophet forecasting tomorrow's world. She wrote about the female body in...

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2014-09-15 Apple

U2's Free Album Annoys Some Fans

In Encore's weekly music show we're talking about the "dramatic step forward in music distribution" as U2 release their new album for free on iTunes. We also have the round up of...

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