As an experiment, I have decided to create a new feature each Friday with a few suggestions of interesting or unusual things to do in Paris each weekend. This weekend is particularly rich in events, so it is a good time to start! Please let me know if you have any events or activities you think should be promoted or which you would like to promote yourself.Les Journées du PatrimoineMy suggestions have already been mentioned here.Various sites around Paris, the 19th and 20th September.Le Techno ParadeThe fact that there is now an ‘official store’ for this event should tell you that this is not exactly an underground happening, but there should be some interesting surprises this year. Perhaps best of all will be the float representing the electronic scene of Istanbul to celebrate the current ‘Saison de la Turquie en France’.Saturday 19th – begins 1pm at Place Denfert Rochereau and ‘finishes’ at 8 pm at place de la Bastille.Tattoo Art FestNow … [Read more...] about Something for the Weekend?
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Johnny Depp is expected in Zurich today. Chris Delmas/AFP. The US actor is in the city as a guest of honour during the final weekend of this year's film gala, which features more than 150 movies and half a dozen new sections and awards. Johnny Depp will be attending the festival as a guest for the screening of the film Richard Says Goodbye, in which he stars. The film is set to screen at the Arthouse Le Paris (sold out) at 20.45 this evening. A Q&A with the public will also take place at 15:30 today at the Podium. The 14th edition of the Zurich Film Festival, which runs until Sunday October 7th, presents 160 films from 48 countries. The 2018 programme has a special focus on Italy, but also presents 42 debut works, 12 world premieres, 16 Swiss films and 2 retrospectives – including one of iconic German filmmaker Wim Wenders. 118 film screenings will take place from Friday October 5th to Sunday October 7th at venues and locations across Zurich. The … [Read more...] about Zurich Film Festival enters final weekend with Johnny Depp as guest of honour
In most countries outside France, hosting one of the world's most popular sports tournaments would be cause for celebration. But as the Ryder cup kicks off outside Paris this weekend, most people don't seem to know about it, let alone care. The French often like to think they're different and whether not that's true, they certainly seem to stand out when it comes to golf and their complete indifference to the sport. The Ryder Cup is the world's most popular sports tournament after the Olympic games and the football World cup, and it is taking place at Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines just outside Paris from September 28-30th. It's only the second time in the cup's history that it is being held in continental Europe. Tiger Woods, golf's one-time golden boy will be playing in the tournament for the first time in six years.pétanque. The FFG, which raised 36 million euros towards the organising of the Ryder Cup, hopes this tournament will change French perceptions towards the game. … [Read more...] about The Ryder cup has kicked off in France, but most French people don’t care
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — Already the most intense competition in golf, the Ryder Cup doesn’t need help to boost the excitement. Still, Tiger Woods managed to take it to another level. RYDER CUP WHEN: Friday-Sunday WHERE: Le Golf National, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France FORMAT: Four matches of fourballs (better ball) and foursomes (alternate shot) on Friday and Saturday, 12 singles matches on Sunday POINTS: The United States needs 14 points to retain the cup. Europe needs 141/2 points to win the cup SERIES: United States leads, 26-13-2 Search photos available for purchase: Photo Store → He looked like the Woods of old last weekend, leading the final 36 holes of the Tour Championship, not letting anyone near him until it was too late. It was a vintage performance made all the more remarkable by four back surgeries and a future that looked bleak only a year ago. Woods was a vice captain at the Presidents Cup a year ago this week and said he … [Read more...] about Ryder Cup: Tiger’s in form as U.S. team arrives in France
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