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CNDC d'AngersCelebrating 30 years of bringing contemporary dance to Aix, there is an exhibition of photography of the Ballet Preljocaj which is running until 20th September. Continue Reading »

c'estsudThe annual ‘C’est Sud’ festival celebrates children’s art (on show in the Cours Mirabeau), music and dance.  There will be free performances on the big stage at the top of the Cours on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 18:00.

Saturday will include an early set from Elodie Martelet, the local pop/folk singer who did really well on ‘The Voice’ plus, great fun, ‘Smashed’ from Gandini Juggling.  This group pride themselves on ‘reinventing juggling for the 21st century’.  Due on stage at 20:30!spectacle_thumbnail_2

So much more.  Check it out here: http://www.aixenprovence.fr/C-est-Sud-2015

 

iceroomI have read about ice-bars but never had the experience of pulling on a fleece cape and entering a -10C ice-cave complete with stalactites and ice chandeliers to enjoy a shot of freezing vodka out of an ice-glass.

If this appeals, you have the chance to do this in Aix Continue Reading »

When I look at my blog stats, I am always amazed that the favourite search term is ‘Primark’.  There must be a lot of fashionistas reading Aixcentric.

New LookSo, with you in mind, I am pleased to announce the recent opening of ‘New Look’ at Continue Reading »

paris wifeThis month, the Book In Bar book-club will be discussing  ‘The Paris Wife’ by Paula McLain. It’s a good read:  deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal,’ The Paris Wife’ captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.

The discussion will be joined by author Joanna Biggar.  According to Book in Bar staff,  “Ms Biggar wrote the novel 51OrtgNDuQL__AA160_‘That Paris Year’.  She has very kindly agreed to join in our discussion about ‘The Paris Wife’ by Paula McLain and also talk to us about her own novel, about writing it, and perhaps informing our understanding of our book club title with her own insights about her own book and her point of view as a writer’. More on the novel: http://www.randomhouse.com/rhpg/features/paula_mclain/author/

Both books are available at Book in Bar. 

When:  28th May 17:30

Where:  Book in Bar, rue Joseph Cabassol, Aix.

Much to see in Marseille on Saturday evening, 16th May, as part of the European Museums Night. 

MUCEM and its exhibitions is open until midnight with local students acting as guides – entry free.

The Musée d’ Histoire de Marseille is also using archaeology students from the nearby College Vieux Port as guides to the superb collection which re-opened last year.  A really good opportunity to browse through this airy and well-presented museum.  Tours 18:30-

Photo: Christian Ramade

Photo: Christian Ramade

20:00.

The Centre de la Vieille Charité Musée d’Arts Africains, Océaniens, Amérindiens has free admission 19:00 – Midnight.

And who could resist the special evening at Musée Regards de Provence which is just 3€ (half-price), 18:00-21:00.  Not only can you see the two current exhibitions of Provencal art (highly recommended), but you can take the opportunity to relax in the rooftop café to watch the sunset.  To celebrate the occasion, two cocktails have been created, Jade and Calanque.lombard

Saturday night – Aix or Marseille?  Lots to do in both towns!

Details: http://www.frequence-sud.fr/art-3828-la_nuit_des_musees_a_marseille_marseille.html

cassisvinDon’t need to add much to this poster except to say that the Degustation costs 6 euros per glass to go round sampling the wine from the 11 local Cassis producers; plus there will be a sale of ‘Cassis Fete Son Vin’ posters  (5€).

The Repas des Vignerons at 12:00 costs 20€ and includes a glass of wine and music from des groups folkloriques.

What nicer way could there be to spend a Sunday  in Provence!