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Latest update : 2014-04-07

Life imitating art: Afghans hope a film about artistic freedom will become a reality

On today’s show our reporter Nicolas Baker brings us the back-story of an Afghan film about four college art students who renovate a neglected theatre. The real-life theatre Aryub was given a face-lift during the filming and has now re-opened. As presidential elections take place in Afghanistan many are hoping the film’s story about artists overcoming insecurity and rising conservatism can become a reality.

Also on the show, we take you on a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of Paris' Opera Garnier and show you how they filmed all the building's secret nooks and crannies- from its underground reservoir to only views the Phantom of the Opera might have seen.

Plus what do the crooning sounds of Elvis Presley, the reggae beats of Bob Marley and the rapping style of Jay Z have in common? Tune in to find out!

 

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2014-09-30 culture

'All is Well' for Lisa Simone

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2014-09-29 culture

Encore's Music Show: Prince goes funk, rock and sci-fi

Mariam Saab talks to Eve Jackson about this week's releases including two new records from Prince and Marianne Faithfull's 20th studio album. They are joined in the studio by...

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2014-09-25 Paris Fashion Week

An American in Paris: Corrie Nielsen debuts at fashion week

Ninety three shows, nine days, one fashion-crazed city. Paris fashion week is under way. Jean-Paul Gaultier, Dior and Chanel are among the famous fashion houses showing us what...

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2014-09-26 contemporary art

Brigitte Bardot turns 80

A sex icon and a rebel. A pin-up girl and a rule-breaker. In today's show we look back at French actress Brigitte Bardot's rise to stardom as she turns 80. Also on the programme,...

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2014-09-24 cinema

Weekly Film Show: YSL and James Brown Biopics

Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson discuss the week's big cinema releases, including Bertrand Bonello's "Saint Laurent", the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" and Russian drama...

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