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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you 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.

Latest update : 2013-12-06

Syrian artists in exile

As the civil war in Syria continues, we meet some of the artists trying to carry on with their work in spite of the conflict raging around them. Our studio guest Jalal Maghout is a video artist from Damascus who is in Paris for the city's animation festival. He tells Catherine Nicholson how he's managed to keep working, and how he represents the conflict in his work.

Also on the show: we find out more about the 23-year-old woman from Massachussetts who has made it to the finals of the "Arabs Got Talent” TV show in Lebanon.

And we’re also reporting on the return to the big screen of two of France’s favourite film stars, “Amélie” actress Audrey Tautou, and Romain Duris from “Heartbreakers”. They star as on-off lovers in the new release “Casse-tête Chinois”.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2017-03-27 culture

Music show: Jamiroquai, Nelly Furtado & jazz singer China Moses

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2017-03-24 culture

Michael Fassbender is author Philip Kerr's pick to play Bernie Gunther

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2017-03-23 culture

French sculptor Rodin's Centenary exhibition

From a preview of Paris's hot new blockbuster exhibition for Auguste Rodin’s centenary to Iran's hidden art treasure trove and the official opening of Banksy's Walled Off hotel...

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2017-03-22 culture

Film show: 'Midwife', 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Girl Asleep'

From the censorship issues of "Beauty and the Beast" to two of France's favourite actresses, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, facing off in "Midwife", plus "A Life...

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2017-03-21 culture

Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh finds freedom in music

When the Syrian uprising began six years ago, Damascus-born clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh couldn't score a single note. Now, on his most recent album “Songs For Days To...

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