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One giant leap for special effects

If you’ve seen the film "Gravity", you may well have believed the filmmakers actually sent Sandra Bullock and George Clooney into outer space. The film is tipped to win big at the Oscars and has already won a slew of awards for its awe-inspiring special effects. But it was in a London basement, not Hollywood, that the visual magic was made. We tell you why the British capital is fast becoming the destination of choice for blockbusters in need of CGI wizardry.

Also on the show: we take you to the ball capital of the world, Vienna, as dance-loving visitors pretend to be prince and princess for a day.

Finally, there’s a lot more to Venice carnival than just masks and mystery. We tell you about some of the more bizarre traditions.

By Jade BARKER

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2015-03-27 culture

Sound Bites: Eating on tour with Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos

The lead singer of the British rock band Franz Ferdinand takes readers on a rock-and-roll culinary adventure around the world in his book "Sound Bites", which has just been...

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2015-03-26 culture

Carl Barat’s Glory Days

He's best known as a founding member - along with Pete Doherty - of the influential English band The Libertines, as well as the shorter-lived Dirty Pretty Things. Carl Barat...

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2015-03-25 culture

Film Show: 'Dear White People', 'All About Them' and 'All About Eve'

Our film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including "Dear White People", "All About Eve" and the French drama "All About Them" ("A trois on...

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2015-03-23 culture

Music Show: Kendrick Lamar, Darkel and The Dø

French/Finnish duo The Dø join Eve Jackson and music critic Mark Thompson to talk about their award-winning album "Shake Shook Shaken" and their world tour. They also discuss the...

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2015-03-20 culture

Salon du Livre: Paris’s annual book fair puts Brazil front and centre

With some 200,000 visitors expected, France’s Salon du Livre is a key industry event and a rare glimpse inside the publishing sector. Literary ambassadors for guest country...

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