International Review

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Matthew Sweet chairs an "International Review" edition of the programme, with critics from around the world coming together to discuss the latest global cultural events and arts issues.

Matthew is joined by the Chinese novelist, Xiaolu Guo, the Scots Ghanaian novelist and architect Lesley Lokko and the Lebanese architect and commentator on Middle East affairs, Karl Sharro and the Iranian journalist Fari Bradley.

They'll be discussing the international legacy of Jack Kerouac's On the Road; whether curves should be banned from contemporary architecture and whether James Bond should be allowed to carry on for another fifty years.

And Matthew's guests tell us about arts and cultural events where they are, including an a fresh take on the Arab spring by a Libyan blogger, a new Chinese agricultural city set up by poets, an international Architectural prize and an Iranian heavy metal festival.

Producer Estelle Doyle.

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45 minutes

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Tue 9 Oct 2012 22:00

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