If you loved the Musee Granet exhibition of David Hockney’s work and

a) are ready for more, and

b) will be in London before 4th June,

then here are details of ‘David Hockney: Bigger & Closer’ an immersive show which has just opened.

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… and what both these films have in common is a passion for the cinema, yes the old-fashioned big screen, projectors, popcorn and all. Continue Reading »

Skating in Centre Ville

Lucky Aixois.  There’s a roller-disco set up in les Allees Provencales from now until 25th Feb.

It is in the square outside the tourist office and is in action 11-20:00 each day.  Skate hire is 3 euros.  Profitez!

Aix – Ad Campaign

Finally found visuals for the new campaign to publicise Aix. Continue Reading »

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition brings 34 life-sized photos of his Sistine Chapel ceiling, one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, up-close for what organisers call ‘a never-before-seen perspective.’

I’ve often wondered why organisers of photo-based shows don’t duplicate them for multiple locations…well this one has.  There are 9 ‘kits’ and they are showing in cities globally.

The location in Marseille is the Palais de la Bourse down at the bottom of the Canebière  It is the headquarters of the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a lovely building to be able to visit.

The photos were taken post-renovation in the 1980-90 timeframe and so the colours are very bright, true to the originals. The technology used for repro is by Silicon Edge Graphics which ensures you can see detail down to brushstrokes.

Admission is daily, 13.50 euros for adults.

Details here: https://chapelsistine.com/exhibits/marseille/#

I’m sorry not to be able to find an end-date for this one.



…On Saturday 4th February, 10:00 at the Mazarin.  The film, ‘A Bigger Splash’ (1973) will be preceded by a talk by the director of the Musee Granet, Bruno Ely,

For Fans Of Beyoncé

Beyonce is embarking on her first world tour for seven years to promote her new album Renaissance.  It begins in Europe this May and will include a concert Continue Reading »

It is usually difficult for people in villages to have access to swimming lessons which are so important for children.  Now the département of Bouches-du-Rhone are taking the pool to the people.

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Let’s hope so!

The long-running saga of this 18th century square is about to be resolved according to information from the mairie.  The ‘travaux’ should begin soon and will last 9 months.

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