Friday, April 8, 2011

Something for the Weekend (8th – 10th April)

For me there is only one event this weekend - Obscura Day!

Even if you are not in Paris this weekend, you should find an event close to where you live. If you are in Paris, though, I am organising two events. The morning event - a visit to the Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale is already sold out (although there might be a couple of returned tickets - let me know if you are interested), but there are still some tickets available for the evening event. Forest from 52 Martinis and Kim from I Heart Paris have helped me out with that event so it should be a lot of fun.

Marathon de Paris
If I was a braver person though, perhaps I would have entered the Paris Marathon which is taking place this Sunday morning (10th). However, even if - like me - you like your Sundays to be a little more leisurely, you can just watch the runners from a roadside café. Here's the map of the event to help you pick a nice spot.

Parr does Paris
British photographer Martin Parr rarely takes pictures in France because of the strict privacy laws. However, he was recently invited to take pictures of the working class and multi-ethnic Goutte d'Or district of Paris, and was given free reign to take snaps of anything he liked. The results are a colourful and fun look at a part of the city which normally only attracts bad press.

Full details on the exhibition can be found here, including a video interview with the photographer.

Until July 2nd
Institut des Cultures d’Islam
19-23, rue Léon 75018
M° Château Rouge or Barbès Rochechouart

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