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Sgt Pepper’s Musical Revolution

An interview about the making of Sgt Pepper’s Musical Revolution – quite a few typos!   http://realscreen.com/2017/06/02/qa-pbs-doc-explores-the-making-of-sgt-pepper/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=qa-pbs-doc-explores-the-making-of-sgt-pepper&_u=eKsG1v7MzvU=  

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Sgt Pepper’s Musical Revolution

Coming in early June   http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band  

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Building Bloqs

Building Bloqs

This is a short film for the Building Bloqs website. Building Bloqs are a makers co-operative based in the Lea Valley in Tottenham – they’re one of the biggest makers co-ops in the country. They offer rentable space to a wide-range of craftspeople and creatives. The film was designed to showcase what they had to […]

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Coming Soon! Jonathan Meades Retrospective

Featuring, Brutalism parts 1 & 2, The Joy of Essex, Surreal Film, Off Kilter, Meades on France, Victoria Died In 1901 and Is Still Alive Today & Magnetic North Here Lies Jonathan Meades

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Donald Trump inauguration from 2009 Aberdeen Film

As part of Jonathan Meades’s essay on the city of Aberdeen, one of the Off-Kilter trilogy on Scotland, we looked at the influence Donald Trump was having on the coastal landscape north of Aberdeen and the SNP’s then-leader, Alex Salmond’s involvement in the development. Here’s a graphic by the always excellent Tony Bannister from the […]

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Twitter Reaction To Benbuilding TX 3.01.17 – Jonathan Meades on Mussolini

Just a few of the comments on twitter on the repeat of Benbuilding – Mussolini:Monuments, Modernism and Marble. Love Joanathan Meades presenting @BBCFOUR facist architecture examined #benbuilding — Carole Bowe (@Cazlar123) January 3, 2017   Anyone else enjoying Jonathan Meakes on Mussolini, BBC4? The mans a treasure! #BenBuilding:Mussolini,MonumentsAndModernism — steve brindle (@AllooCharas) January 3, 2017 […]

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RADICAL ESSEX – Screening of The Joy of Essex

On the 10th September there’s a screening of ‘The Joy of Essex’ as part of The Focal Gallery’s exhibition ‘Radical Essex’.   Details are on their website –¬†http://www.radicalessex.uk/event/the-joy-of-essex/ Jonathan Meades will be doing a Q&A based on the film which explored one of England’s least known, most misrepresented and beautiful of counties.

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Benbuilding article

Benbuilding article

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/jun/01/the-dictator-who-failed-to-dictate-free-range-architecture-under-mussolini   Piece by Oliver Wainwright of The Guradian. Always worth reading.

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Concrete Poetry

Concrete Poetry

From Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness, a montage of concrete architecture featuring amongst others Preston Bus Station, Worlds End Estate, Notre Dame du Haut Ronchamp, Wotruba Church Vienna, Balfron Tower, University Skopje, Pilgrimage Church Neviges. Music by Stereolab. Sheer concrete poetry.

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Interview about George Martin

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03m25rr   This is an interview I gave to the BBC World Service following Sir George Martin’s death. It deals with how he and the Beatles changed the very nature of recording music – shaping everything that came after them.

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