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It’s his final tour, which will take in over 300 venues in 5 continents.  The concert in Nimes will take place on 23rd June.

I would imagine that, given the venue with 2000 years of history, and Elton with 50 years of performances, it should be quite an evening.

Details and tickets here: https://www.festivaldenimes.com/elton-john/

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Aix Brexit Briefing for Brits

The British Embassy in Paris will be holding an event in Aix-en-Provence on 15 November for British nationals in the area to update them on Brexit negotiations with regards to citizens’ rights and to answer questions. (more…)

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Italian Market in Cassis

Each year, the twin towns of Cassis and Portofino organise an Italian market in Cassis which is a) delightful and b) has the most collectible posters … see below! (more…)

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‘La Marseillaise’ which you’ve probably seen being built as you drive in from Aix, finally opened yesterday.  It’s 135 metres high and is next to the CMA CGM Tower.  Two more are planned in this new business sector development by the docks.

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Here’s a good deal for theatre-lovers.

Aix local Karen Wildau who has done so much to organise cinematic showings of London theatre in the town has a widely-acclaimed National Theatre production of ‘King Lear’ starring Ian McKellen on her programme for Sunday October 28th.  She tells me that seats  in London were £175……..while we can enjoy the show for just £15.

And it’s preceded by short talk from a local Shakespeare enthusiast who will set the scene.

And it’s an opportunity to visit the venue, the Hotel Renaissance, Aix’s five-star hotel.

Two thumbs up to the Renaissance Hotel in Aix for hosting these plays for local English-speakers

Karen says: as always, please buy your tickets on line and bring your friends. The more the better.   Here is the link:   https://www.weezevent.com/king-lear-projection-nt-live 

Considered one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles, Lear is here played by Ian McKellen, one of England’s greatest actors. At 79, this could be his last great Shakespearean performance. A must see!

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I know it’s only October but this is an important date for the diary for all those who pack Aix’s ancient cathedral for the annual carol concert.

It will take place at 16:00hrs on Sunday 2nd December. As regular attendees know, you really do have to be there by 15:30 to get a seat.  It is justifiably very popular and a great start to Christmas.

Afterwards, what nicer than a hot spiced wine down at the Christmas market on the cours Mirabeau?

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A photo expo ‘Les Paralleles New York-Martigues’ – intriguing title

A new environmental art show at the Musee Ziem

The Fete de la Chataigne

Work on the big bridge, post-Genoa – an update (more…)

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