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January 11, 2020
April 19, 2020
Dunkirk carnival
DUNKERQUE. One of the craziest and most festive carnivals in Europe, the Carnaval de Dunkerque is also one of the longest as it runs over several months with events on weekends and certain weekdays. It features balls and processions of groups of revelers and musicians called “bandes” who are dressed up or wear yellow fishermen's coats, as the tradition dates back to the 17th century when ship owners held a feast for the fishermen and their families before the men departed for six months to fish off the coast of Iceland. The parades last around 4 hours and finish at the Town Hall where the crowds demand 'what they deserve', that is 450 kg of herrings which are traditionally thrown off the belfry. The party culminates in the “Trois Joyeuses”, on the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Information :
www.carnaval-de-dunkerque.info
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January 19, 2020
Mars 29, 2020
Limoux Carnival
LIMOUX Running for about ten weeks, the Limoux carnival takes place every Saturday and Sunday as well as on Ash Tuesday and every day during its final week. It features various exhibitions and events, the main ones being the parades taking place through the old town at 11am, 4.30pm and 10pm. Playing traditional music and wearing spectacular dresses, the bands of revelers called guilds sing satire in the ancient Occitan language making fun of society and its rules.The carnival ends with the Nuit de la Blanquette when a straw effigy of the King Carnaval is burnt at the stake in the main square taking the blame for the sins people have committed during the festival. Information :
www.limoux.fr/ad_attachment/D%C3%A9pliant%202020%20carnaval.pdf
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Mars 25, 2020
Mars 30, 2020
Drawing Fair
PARIS. The Salon du Dessin brings together twenty-two French and nineteen international art galleries among the best of the profession. They present more than 1000 original works from the Renaissance to 1970 including drawings from the French, Italian, German, Flemish and English schools. This edition also features an exhibition of a selection of drawings depicting nature from three museums of Marseille and an exhibition of drawings by Achille Duchêne on loan from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The Daniel and Florence Guerlain Foundation Prize for contemporary drawing will be awarded on March 26th. It rewards a work on paper or cardboard created exclusively with graphic means. Palais Brogniart. Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris. Open from noon to 8pm, till 10pm on Thursday, from 11am on weekend. Admission : €15 / €7.50. Free for under 18s. Information :
www.salondudessin.com
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Mars 25, 2020
Mars 31, 2020
Short film festival
FRANCE. Organized by the "Faites des Courts, Fête des Films" association, the festival called “La Fête du Court” takes place all throughout France. For a week, many cinemas, theatres and media libraries as well as websites and TV channels screen short films. In addition, thirty-five cities host conferences, meetings, debates and workshops on this subject. Information :
www.lafeteducourt.com
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April 2020
April 02, 2020
April 05, 2020
Contemporary Art Fair
PARIS. A modern and contemporary art fair, Art Paris gathers together about one hundred and fifty of the most dynamic French and international galleries marketing paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, videos and installations. The exhibitors come from 20 countries with more than 40% of them from abroad. This editions has an overview of the French art scene and a focus on Spanish and Portuguese Art from the 1950s to the present days. There are also a section called “Promises” dedicated to young galleries and twelve “Solo Show” each one dedicated to an artist. Grand Palais. Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris. Open from 11.30am till 8pm on Thursday and Saturday, from 11.30am till 9pm on Friday, from 11.30am till 7pm on Sunday. Admission : €28 / €14. Information : 0156265234
www.artparis.fr
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April 21, 2020
April 26, 2020
Printemps de Bourges
BOURGES. CHER DEPARTMENT. Only a few well-known musicians come to this festival that gives to many new talents the chance to make their first major concert. This 42nd edition features more than a hundred groups and artists playing rock and pop music, electro music, folk melodies, hip hop or world music. It includes Matt Pokora, Jeanne Added, M, Renan Luce, Trio, Calypso Rose, Deluxe, Dionysos, La Grande Sophie, Miossec, Boombap, Michael Chapman, Isaac Delusion, Eva, Clara Ysé…. Shows are held in twelve different venues from noon to dawn daily. Tickets : from €10 to €50 per concert. Three concerts pass available. Information and bookings : 0248272829
www.printemps-bourges.com
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June 2020
June 18, 2020
June 21, 2020
Grands Crus weekend
BORDEAUX. Owners and winemakers from more than 110 renowned Grands Crus of the Bordeaux wine region offer tasting of their vintages. In addition, there are gala dinners during which a different wine will be served with each course in order to show the diversity of Bordeaux grands crus as well as two vineyard tours including lunch and tasting in chateaux. One going through the right bank appellations including Saint-Emilion, one focusing on Medoc. The event also features a golf competition. Hangar 14. Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux. Tasting from 10am to 5pm. Admission : €65 / €45 / €30. Gala dinners : €140. Vineyard tours : €99. Golf competition : €95. Information :
www.ugcb.net/en/le-weekend-des-grands-crus-2020
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