Fête du vélo (Bicycle Party) 4/5 June


With Mayor Anne Hidalgo pushing to reduce pollution and pedestrianize central Paris as much as possible, the city’s cyclists are rubbing their hands together and stretching their calves in preparation for a bicycle take-over…

Join the  revélotion© and celebrate the annual Fête du vélo from 4-5 June 2016.

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Interview with Lilac Yosiphon – Althea Theatre

This year sees the first edition of the exciting Paris Fringe Festival. In order to draw attention to the event, and find out a little more about one of the participating groups, I spoke to Lilac Yosiphon, the Artistic Director of Althea Theatre. Althea Theatre is an international theatre ensemble who will be performing their play “There’s No Place Like” at the festival on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May.


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Paris Lit Up Magazine N°4- Call for submissions!

plu4Early submissions free from 01 March to 31 March 2016*


Transgressive voices crossing national borders and breaking traditional lines, mestizo origins and citizens of the world narrating unique experiences: Paris Lit Up n°4 is looking for transcultural expressions that move in the margins and push beyond static identities. We want to see a moveable feast; the complex alterity that is the City of Light. Show us how Paris is at once here and elsewhere, give us the local with the global, and contribute to the mosaic of this new, transnational society.

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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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Berkeley Books: quality second-hand books in English

Berkeley Books

Although many Paris-based anglo bookstores have gone out of business in the past few years, Berkeley Books is now thriving, mostly thanks to Phyllis, the owner. They also host music nights, readings and launches, so pop on by if you’re looking to meet fellow expats, Paris locals and a bunch of literature-loving people in general.

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"Take Me (I’m Yours)" exhibition

Go see an exhibition, take a piece of it home.
That’s pretty much the concept of “Take Me (I’m Yours)” currently showing at the Monnaie de Paris, France’s national mint. Visitors are invited to touch, move around, swap and pocket items from the displays. From the displays, I repeat, not the vaults.

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New hidden bar Lavomatic: laundry and a lager

Probably not a lager, actually, as this new bar – only accessible through the back of a laundrette – is a cocktail bar. How about a white russian with your whites?

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