The iconic (and to some, infamous) Centre Pompidou is 40 years old this year. To celebrate the brutalist building’s birthday, the Pompidou president Serge Lasvignes has organised a programme of exhibitions, shows, concerts and meetings across 40 French cities. The full programme of events can be found here at the special 40th anniversary website.
To celebrate the 70th birthday of the fashion house Dior, the creative directors have put together a fantastic exhibition of their most stylish pieces over the years. For more information visit the Musée des Arts Décoratifs website.
For La Seine Musicale's first exhibition, the iconic music venue on Île Seguin on the Seine river between Boulogne-Billancourt and Sèvres will devote itself to the life of Maria Callas, the famous 20th century opera singer. The exhibitions marks the 40th anniversary of Callas' death and features photographs, recording and memorabilia from her turbulent life as one of opera's most controversial yet adored divas. For more information, visit La Seine Musicale's website here.
The 20th edition of the Paris Banliues Tango festival which celebrates Latin American music, dance and culture. This festival aims to broaden people's imagination of Tango, which is not just a dance. Indeed the festival features hip-hop, jazz and arabic music too. Visit the website for more information.
Beautiful showcase of one of the most influential post-impressionist artists; Gauguin. Featuring the controversial yet awe-inspiring paintings the artist worked on in Tahiti. For more information visit the website.
Fascinating exhibition looking at the history of early Christianity in the Near East. The Institute du Monde Arabe is a delight to visit as well. "The exhibition ‘Oriental Christians: 2,000 Years of History’ sheds light on the history of a diverse community and the major role it has played in the Near East, in the political, cultural, social, and religious arenas. Visitors will be able to discover masterpieces of Christian heritage throughout the itinerary, some of which have never been…
The Paris Choral Society is opening its 2017-2018 season with a celebration of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians, whose saint day is November 22. We will be singing Joseph Haydn’s Cäcilienmesse and extracts from Henry Purcell’s Ode to Saint Cecilia. Accompanied by the Paris Symphonic Orchestra and exceptional soloists, this promises to be a lovely and joyous concert that you will not want to miss! Friday, November 24, 8pm or Saturday, November 25, 6pm at the American Cathedral (23, avenue George V,…
The Béjart Ballet Lausanne perform Mozart's celebrated Singspiel the Magic Flute at the Palais des Congrès. This performance is in honour of Maurice Béjart, the legendary ballet dancer and choreographer who died 10 years ago. CHORÉGRAPHIE : Maurice Béjart MUSIQUE : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart DÉCORS ET COSTUMES : D’après les plans originaux d’Alan Burrett CRÉATION COSTUMES : Henri Davila CRÉATION LUMIÈRE : Dominique Roman PREMIÈRE : Cirque Royal, Bruxelles, 10 mars 1981 For tickets and times, visit the website.