Thursday 22 April 2010

Something for the Weekend (23rd – 26th April)

A Ronis retrospective, a history of prostitution and free books. These are just some of the things I will be missing this weekend as I head South for a few days, but there is no reason why you should too!

If you have any events or activities you think should be promoted or which you would like to promote yourself, please add them in the comments. Let me know also if you have any events in the coming weekends you would like to promote.

Les Lundis de Lutèce
After a brief musical hiatus, Sylvanie de Lutèce returns to the theme of Paris for her monthly historical investigation. The theme this Monday is ‘Maisons closes et la brigade mondaine’ – in other words, a look at the rich history of prostitution in Paris! The presentations are given in a joyous and friendly environment (a bar!) and are full of juicy anecdotes!
Monday 26th 8pm
Le Baron Samedi
12 Rue des Goncourt, 75011

Willy Ronis
Willy Ronis had already been working on this retrospective celebrating his 100th birthday before his death in September last year, and although he didn’t live to see the event, his iconic pictures will survive long into the future. This exhibition is a welcome opportunity to see a selection covering around 150 of the creations this essential photographer and humanist donated to the French state in 1983.
Until August 22nd
La Monnaie de Paris
11 Quai de Conti, 75006

La Fête de la librairie indépendant
This Saturday, if you purchase a book in one of the 450 independant bookstores across France taking part in this event you will be given a rose and a book celebrating the life of Adrienne Monnier, one of the pioneers of independant trading. Monnier owned "La Maison des Amis des Livres" a bookshop on the Rue de l'Odéon and is perhaps best known for editing and publishing James Joyce's Ulysses.
Click here for a full list of the bookstores taking part in the event.

Le Printemps de la Création
The people behind Paris par rues méconnues, an association who take groups on walks around lesser-known parts of Paris to meet artisans and creators in their workshops, also organise an annual Spring craft fair featuring the work of these artists. This year, the event is taking place at La Cartonnerie, a fascinating (half!)renovated paper workshop.
24th -25th April 10am - 7pm
La Cartonnerie
159 rue St Maur 75011

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