Fotofever is back for 2019 and set to be as big and interesting as ever. One of the interesting themes for this festival for 2019 is the idea of gender equality. This year, the percentage of female contributors is 40%. While this isn’t a 50% split, it is 10% higher than the previous year.MORE INFORMATION
The idea of a 3 story floating building sounds extreme and one of those things that needs to be seen to be believed. When you add in the fact that this floating building is also a hub for arts and cultural events, this increases the interest even further.MORE INFORMATION
Opera is an important part of French culture. Dramatic adaptations of major stories have graced stages across the city – from grand palaces to smaller theatre. Artists have long sat in the audiences and taken inspiration from the scenes, the performances and the general sense of the drama of the whole affair. One such artist was Degas. Degas is probably best known now for his figures – typically dancers and other performers in paintings or bronze sculpture.
Paris – La Defense is prepared to stage a very important cultural event. This is an area that isn’t always open to the public for such open exploration and artistic creativity. That is why Urban Week 2019 is so exciting to anyone with an interest in street culture. Visitors can come and wander the site for free to watch street artists create outdoor masterpieces, urban sports advocates showing off their skills and much more. There will be music, food, shopping and other pop-up experiences dotted around the festival site. This even includes tattoo artists, for those that want to add some ink in a more unusual location.MORE INFORMATION
Berthe Morisot is a name that doesn’t immediately come to mind for many art fans. This shouldn’t be the case because her work was on par with the talent of other artists in her era. When viewers look at her work with no attribution they could be forgiven for thinking they were looking at something from Renoir or Degas.MORE INFORMATION
The work of Gustav Klimt continues to capture the imagination of all those that discover him. It is great fun to trace the patterns in the backgrounds and landscapes. We get drawn in by all the gold and the beauty of the figures. This is great in a gallery with a painting before us. But, Klimt’s works take on a whole new life when we begin to dissect it and go deeper into the themes.MORE INFORMATION
The organisers of the SMMMILE festival at the Paris Parc de la Villette are on a mission – to create the biggest vegan festival in Europe. The scale of the plans for 2019 suggests that they could easily meet that goal as there is a host of entertainment and vegan-friendly options across this three-day event. The music festival is – like all good festivals – enhanced by the additional food vendors, stalls and activities. Here there is a vegan wine and cheese market, vegan beauty stalls, yoga sessions, cooking workshops and more. There is even a child-friendly area to add to the family-friendly appeal of the event.