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Marseille mon amour: Mediterranean city celebrates love

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Latest update : 2017-08-23

Edinburgh at 70: Front row at the festival

It has mushroomed to become the world’s largest annual cultural event: every August Edinburgh embraces theatre, comedy, literature, dance, fine art and every sort of performance you can imagine. The international festival was launched in 1947 as Europe emerged from the Second World War; we take a look back at how the performing arts have made the Scottish town a truly cosmopolitan capital over the decades.

Once a sidebar event, The Fringe has gone on to launch the careers of actors, comedians and masters of improvisation. Featuring the weird, the wacky, the personal and the political, current events are often a great source of material for performers in the fringe and no subject is off limits. France 24’s Olivia Salazar-Winspear sits down with two of the most exciting comedians this year: Sara Schaefer and Dane Baptiste. Tackling religion, race, gender and the afterlife, they make sure every moment is mined for its comic potential!

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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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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