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Panto in Paris: “Jack and the Magic THANG”

A quick post to say how excited I am about this Thursday’s pantomime “Jack and the Magic THANG”, involving several close friends as directors and designers, and performed by students. It’s a modern take on the traditional fairytale, and will … Continue reading

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Hipster Hotspots around Faidherbe Chaligny, Paris

I like in a hive of hipsters down the road from Bastille, on the border of Paris’ 11th and 12 arrondissements. Here’s where they go, and where I go sometimes too when I can be dragged out of my pyjamas … Continue reading

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New Theatre and Arts collective in Paris: Fourplay

Friends and fellow Paris-based creative types Chris Newens and Alice Brace have launched a new arts collective called Fourplay. Here’s what it’s all about…

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100 Thousand Poets for Change

“Poets, musicians, songwriters, and artists from across the planet in a demonstration/ celebration to promote serious social and political change.” A poetry evening to fight the evils of the world * I like the sound of this, although I have to admit the … Continue reading

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The Romance of Exile

The other day I was given a jellyfish compliment. He said “Tu parles vachement bien français…mais tu parles comme un mec.”  (good French but you talk like a guy) …and I thought F*** you. I’ve done pretty damn good to … Continue reading

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The Literary Scene in Paris – Post N°3

Unstrung Letters One of the newer kids on the literary block in Paris, Unstrung Letters is a great idea. Here’s their blurb from the Facebook page: “Unstrung Letters is an informal lecture series. It’s critical (some one presents an opinion, … Continue reading

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And if YOU came to visit?

It’s April, and with the spring showers comes a sprinkling of friends, family and plus ones (or two or threes). And this means                           For me, the thought … Continue reading

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