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Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

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The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

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'We heard there might be a civil war': May 68 seen from abroad

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Colombian artist Ivan Argote on his provocative work

He’s made out with a pole on the Paris metro, graffitied a Mondrian artwork at the Center Pompidou in Paris and has a penchant for modifying historical monuments. On today’s show, we talk to Colombian artist Ivan Argote about why he uses humour in his work to explore notions of power, politics and history.

We also take a sneak peak into a Star Wars exhibition that lets you create your own character based on the sci-fi saga. And if you weren’t one of the lucky few to check out the Rolling Stones' secret rehearsal in Paris, fear not. We have a behind-the-scenes peak of the intimate performance in the French capital.

 

 

By Jade BARKER

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2018-05-25 culture

The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

Fifty years ago in France, a series of student protests snowballed to become a full-scale youth revolt; the social uprising was underscored by a handful of oft-chanted slogans....

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2018-05-24 culture

Guitar Hero: Johnny Marr brings solo work to the stage in Paris

His guitar riffs have scored the indie pop soundtrack for more than three decades. Johnny Marr is considered a musician's musician. Sought after as a guest artist, band member...

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2018-05-23 culture

Film show: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', 'Angel Face' and 'Peeping Tom'

The Star Wars franchise returns to its origins with a look back at how Han Solo became the Millennium Falcon’s pilot and how he joined forces with his Wookiee buddie, Chewbacca....

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2018-05-22 jazz

Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

From Mardi Gras and marching bands, to second line parades and the historic Faubourg Treme, the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans provided the inspiration for Hugh Coltman’s...

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2018-05-21 culture

Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

American superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee has performed on some of the world's most prestigious stages. Next month he’s back at the Opéra de Paris, playing the role of Ernesto...

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