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22/06/2012

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18 minutes
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Friday 22 June 2012

The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day. Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

Today's programme includes: London Indian Film Festival, Money, Rain of Poems.

Picture shows a scene from Gangs of Wasseypur showing at the London Indian Film Festival.

Chapters

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  • London Indian Film Festival

    Now in its third year, the LIFF focuses on showcasing new independent Indian cinema, with films such as Gangs of Wasseypur, a film that's already won praise at this year's Cannes festival.

  • Conspicuous Money

    New British Museum gallery explores why accounting came before coins and how the cashless future recedes in times of crisis.

  • Rain of Poems

    Next week, thousands of poems will be dropped from a helicopter onto the South Bank of the river Thames in London. Chilean artists Julio Carrasco and Cristobal Bianchi explain why.

  • Citi Money Gallery at The British Museum

    Citi Money Gallery at The British Museum

    El-Amarna hoard of silver pieces and ingots, found at el-Amarna, Egypt,made in the 18th Dynasty, about 1300s BC
    © Trustees of the British Museum

    British Museum
  • Citi Money Gallery at The British Museum

    Citi Money Gallery at The British Museum

    Gold dinar of the Unayyad Caliph ‘Abd al-Malik,minted in Jerusalem, AH77 (AD 69–7)
    © Trustees of the British Museum

  • Citi Money Gallery at The British Museum

    Citi Money Gallery at The British Museum

    Majolica box for candles or holy water,near Siena (Italy), dated 14th December 1565 © Trustees of the British Museum

  • Citi Money Gallery at The British Museum

    Citi Money Gallery at The British Museum

    Bronze reliquary vase from a Buddhist stupa in Wardak (modern Afghanistan), AD 178
    © Trustees of the British Museum

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