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- Pop Stars - the new fashion designers

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- The Painted Veil

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- Sacred Monsters

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- Julie Christie

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- Sharjah Biennial

Dubai skyline
Dubai skyline
 

In this edition, we visit the largest art event in the Arab world, the Sharjah Art Biennial in the United Arab Emirates.

The theme of this year's exhibition is the environment. We find out how the biennial fits in with the fact that the United Arab Emirates is one of the most rapidly developing man-made environments in the world - think of the gleaming rows of newly-built hotels and skyscrappers in the city of Dubai, for example.

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Vocabulary from the programme

a biennial
an event that happens every 2 years

hosed up
joined together with hoses or pipes

mingling
mixing

emblematic
symbolic

German-born
born in Germany

London-based
based in London, currently living in London

pressing issues
very important issues



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