‘Drip, drip, drop little April shower beating a tune as you fall all around’
As it gets warm enough to crack open a baguette in the park bound forward like Bambi into the feast of cultural exploits awaiting you!
Eric Rondepierre picks still photos from the history of glitches, from the decaying film stock of old silent films up to the modern digital anomalies that we see when streaming online. Visually interesting for the art-lover, film-lover and photography-lover alike, check this out at Maison Européeenne de la Photographie until April 5th. Tickets are 4.50/8 Euros or FREE on Wednesday 17h to 20h.
6 artists across the Arab World and Iran subvert the grim narrative of Middle-Eastern war known by the West by portraying their countries with a big dose of irony and bizarreness. It’s certainly not like any photojournalism you’ll see in any news media. Check this out for free at Institut des cultures d’islam until April 19th.
Venture out of the centre and into the suburbs to discover the beating heart of modern Paris jazz. The Banliues Bleues Paris Jazz Festival is on until April 17th across venues in St Denis and Pantin with all types of groove from Afro-Cuban to New Orleans to Acid and Experimental. Tickets range from 10 to 20 euros.
Londonian wordsmith Kate Tempest has been making waves for a long time and she finally brings her craft over to Paris. Poised between rap and poetry, she tells personal stories, political stories, life, love and the universe. She plays at La Maroquinerie on April 6th. Tickets are 19 euros.
Unfortunately there’s not really much film stuff going on this month.
85 Films, 32 Countries, 12 categories, 3 days, 2 after-parites and 1 goal – to love independent cinema. There’s screenings, workshops, networking events and of course an award ceremony. Come for the weekend or get the red carpet treatment with a VIP pass.