Thursday, November 25, 2010

Something for the Weekend (26th – 28th November)

There’s a strong probability of snow this weekend, and with Christmas lights now on and windows dressed, there should be quite festive atmosphere. So grab a grog and warm up with this list of selections below.

Portraits d'écrivains de 1850 à nos jours
As part of the Mois de la photo, the Maison Victor Hugo has organised an exhibition celebrating the links between writers and photography. Featuring selections from three different collections, the exhibition of course features a selection of portraits of Victor Hugo, but also other iconic names (and faces!) including George Sand, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Beckett and Jack Kerouac.

For more details on the exhibition, see this informative video

Until February 20th 2011
Maison Victor Hugo
6, place des Vosges, 75004, M°
Bastille, Saint-Paul or Chemin-vert

International Environmental film festival
This week-long environmental film festival features documentaries from around the world. Entrance to all film showings is free, and as many films are in English, and the screenings are also held in the beautiful Pagode cinema, what excuse do you have for not going?

Full details on the festival can be found here:

Monuments, stars du 7eme art

The monuments of France have long inspired film makers, from Georges Méliès to Walt Disney and Sofia Coppola. La Conciergerie in Paris is celebrating this fact by transforming the space into a giant film set. Featuring a collection of 500 items, including film decors, models, costumes, drawings, photos and film clips, visitors will be able to see exactly how the castles and cathedrals of France have inspired the film industry worldwide.

Until February 13th 2011.

La Conciergerie - more details can be found here:

Celebrate the life of Richard Wright

This Sunday (November 28th) is the 50th anniversary of the writer Richard Wright's death in Paris. Don’t forget to mark the occasion by sending photos of your visit to his 'haunts' for the planned collage tribute.
More details can be found here on Invisible Paris.

Two interesting exhibitions you may like
Both in small galleries, both ending this weekend.
  • Burning Hearts: The first exhibition in France of the work of New York graffiti legend Cope2. At the In My Room gallery, 32, rue Rodier , 75009, from 2pm – 7pm
  • Light Painting Xperience: Thomas Canto also comes from the world of street art, but has branched out into my different forms and formats, notably light painting. At the Galerie Ligne 13, 13 rue La Condamine, 75017, until Saturday only.

May also be of interest
Other events taking place this weekend.

  • Une promesse de vin: Signing by George Bardawil of his book on the wine growers of France, at Spring, Sunday 28th, 12pm - 6pm.
  • Les Lundis de Lutèce: This month, Sylvanie de Lutèce will be telling us all about the Knights Templers. At the Baron Samedi, Rue des Goncourt, Monday 8pm.

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