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The Picasso museum will reopen in October after five years of renovation
23/10/2014 - FRANCE

After years of controversy, Picasso museum in Paris is set to finally reopen

An over-budget, controversy-riddled reopening of Paris's Picasso museum is planned for Saturday, amid the fallout from a 71 million euro renovation.

Senegalese artists show off their talent at Francophonie festival
21/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

Senegalese artists show off their talent at Francophonie festival

An array of music, art and literary talent was on display at the Wallonia-Brussels cultural centre in Paris, which has just wrapped up its Francophonie festival.
Photo of the exterior of the Louis Vuitton Foundation
20/10/2014 - France

Classy & glassy, luxury Louis Vuitton unveils cultural centre entirely in glass

French president François Hollande officially opened a new cultural centre by French luxury brand Louis Vuitton on Monday. 

Paul McCarthy's Tree in front of the column celebrating Napoleon's victories on the Place Vendôme
19/10/2014 - France - United States

Paris’s ‘butt plug’ art work not to be reflated after sabotage attack

The American artist who placed an inflatable sculpture resembling a giant anal plug in a posh Paris square is not going to try again after saboteurs attacked it on Thusday night.
18/10/2014 - France - United States

Paris’s ‘butt plug’ artwork sabotaged as obscenity row rages

An inflatable artwork resembling a giant anal plug was deflated overnight amid a right-wing twitterstorm about its being placed in one of Paris’s poshest squares.
Drumming for freedom
18/10/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Drumming for freedom

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the origins of the Jamaican musical genres Burru and Nyabinghi.
14/10/2014 - France

French cinemas cancel American horror film after violence at screenings

Some French cinemas have cancelled screenings of the American horror film "Annabelle" after violence broke out at some seances.

French architect Jean Nouvel and his model of  the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
13/10/2014 - France - Emirates

300 French masterpieces to travel to Louvre Abu Dhabi

300 French masterpieces are set to travel to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in the UAE.  The loan includes masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol...

Loving civil disobedience
11/10/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Loving civil disobedience

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the founder of Occupy Central with Peace and Love.
10/10/2014 - Report: Culture

French Channel town showcases British film for 25th year

The French may be proud - and protective - of their own world-renowned cinema but one town on the Channel coast showcases moves from over the water for five days every year.
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