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The Winged Vivtory of Samothrace is one of the Louvre's best-known works
24/07/2014 - France

Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and Versailles Palace may open seven days a week

Paris’s Louvre and d’Orsay museums and the Versailles Palace could soon open every day of the week as visitor numbers grow and state subsidies fall, sources at the French culture ...

Syrian Cultural Caravan tours France with reminders of war
23/07/2014 - On-the-spot France

Syrian Cultural Caravan tours France with reminders of war

Summer is festival season in France and Europe and artists are travelling to attend and participate in performances.

The orb and sceptre change hands
19/07/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

The orb and sceptre change hands

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the abdicating European monarchs.

Graphene, the future of high-tech
19/07/2014 - Webwatch

Graphene, the future of high-tech

This week, the topic up for discussion is graphene, a recently discovered material. Our Webwatchers have the details...

Robyn Orlin : At the Same Time we Were Pointing.
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Robyn Orlin's thoroughly modern spectacle intrigues at Avignon

South African choreographer Robyn Orlin directs the Senegalese JANT-BI troupe in the heftily-titled At the Same Time We Were Pointing a Finger at You, We Realised We Were ...

Satoshi Miyagi's Mahabharata – Nalacharitam
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Satoshi Miyagi's stunning Mahabharata matches perfect setting near Avignon

Beauty .... on stage and off, in Satoshi Miyagi’s telling of one of the stories told in the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata. RFI’s Rosslyn Hyams reports.

Falstafe, a production by Lazare Herson-Macarel, from a work by Valère Novarina, based on Shakespeare's Henri IV
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Avignon's youngest troupe pulls it off in childlike Falstafe

A key priority of the new management at the Avignon Festival under stage director Olivier Py, is encouraging and showcasing young people’s talents.

Working for peace in Europe
12/07/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Working for peace in Europe

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the European Union. There’s listener letters, great music, and of course, the new quiz question.

Playing computer games can contribute to science
12/07/2014 - Webwatch

Playing computer games can contribute to science

How can crowdsourcing and computer games help science? That’s what our Webwatchers look at this week…

Vitrioli directed by Olivier Py
11/07/2014 - Report: Avignon theatre festival 2014

Vitrioli - violence and desperation in devastated Greece

Vitrioli, in Greek by Greek-Canadian Yannis Mavritsakis, is directed by Olivier Py, who heads the Avignon Festival for ...

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