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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 : 2014-01-09

Exploring the voice

Do you fancy yourself as a singer? Or maybe you think you can't hold a tune? Either way, almost everyone has a voice – and on today’s show Catherine Nicholson takes us to an exhibition dedicated to the world’s oldest musical instrument. We find out how technology can alter our voices, and even correct an actor’s accent.

Also on the show: langoustine entrail dressing might not sound too tasty, but it’s one of the components of the signature dish of France’s 2014 Chef of the Year. We meet Arnaud Lallement in his kitchen in France’s Champagne region.

And British actor Steve Coogan explains how he turned the story of a woman’s hunt for her lost child into a comedy – as "Philomena” is nominated for four of Britain’s most prestigious film awards, the BAFTAs.

We also take you to Marseille to explore the legacy of its year as European Capital of Culture in 2013.

Finally, we take a look at some artistic visions of New York, as an exhibition opens in Paris dedicated to the city that's so good they named it twice.

By Catherine NICHOLSON



2018-02-23 culture

Marseille mon amour: Mediterranean city celebrates love

Paris might have a monopoly on romance when it comes to the public imagination, but the French capital now has some competition from a southern contender. Marseille is hosting...

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2018-02-22 cinema

Oscars sneak peek: 'Call Me By Your Name', 'I, Tonya' and 'Darkest Hour'

We look at one of this year’s Oscar contenders for best picture. "Call Me By Your Name" tells the story of a teenager who comes of age one summer in Italy, when he meets an older...

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2018-02-21 culture

Film show: Berlinale, 'The Shape of Water' and 'I, Tonya'

The #MeToo movement is alive and well at the Berlin Film Festival, after the Golden Globes and the Baftas. In today’s Encore! show, film critic Emma Jones gives us the highlights...

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2018-02-20 Paris

100% Pure Parisian: Comedian Julie Collas helps locals laugh at themselves

Residents of the French capital might not be known for their wide smiles but one stand-up comedian is teaching them to laugh at themselves. Julie Collas’s one-woman show "Oh My...

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2018-02-19 music

Music show: Duck Duck Grey Duck, Femi Kuti, Starchild & the New Romantic

Duck Duck Grey Duck are from Switzerland – a country not often associated with psychedelic surf-rock grooves. Yet their catchy, upbeat pop-rock jams are making waves beyond Lake...

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