Monthly Archives: October 2013

Great news! – Paris will be hosting the 2018 Gay Games

The news was made official yesterday night: Paris won the right to host the 2018 Gay Games, seeing off rivals London and the Irish city of Limerick for the honour of hosting what started out in 1982 as the Gay Olympics.Photo 1 - article GayGames

The event retains similarities to the Olympic Games, although it had to change its name before the inaugural event in 1982 after legal objections by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) over name rights.

Its organisers insist the games are open to all, regardless of sexual orientation, religion or nationality, and include up to 36 sporting disciplines. The Gay Games – which take place every four years – see more than 10,000 participants take part. You can visit the official website at http://www.paris2018.com/

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The French delegation with Valerie Fourneyron (Ministry of Sports) and the famous olympic champion Laura Flessel. All dressed By Jean Paul Gaultier.

Welcoming the nomination, the city authorities said in a statement that Paris was “an open city that respects the universal values of openness, sharing and freedom”.

As a reminder, the 2014 gay games, both a sporting and cultural event, will take place in Cleveland and Akron in the United States.

www.absoluliving.com is among the official sponsors for this big event.Capture2

Source: France24

The 12th edition of the White Nights in Paris, tomorrow!

Tomorrow night, Paris streets will live to the rhythm of contemporary art; it’s the 12th edition of “White Nights” festival in Paris!

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Like every year, all the lights of Paris will be on after 7pm and will stay lightened all through the night.  Discover the capital in a very different way through music, performing art and creativity.  You have hundreds of events waiting; so get out and enjoy Paris in an unexpected way.

Here is our selection of events we’d like to recommend for tomorrow night in the Marais area.

A few highlights from the program at Marais-République:

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  • CITY HALL OF PARIS – inside: Exhibitions of more than 160 handicaped artists,
  • CITY HALL OF PARIS – ouside: movie projections of Italian Movies = Capo & Da Vinci, from the director Yuri Ancarani,
  • LE CHATELET THEATER: video projection from movie director Chantal Akerman,
  • OUSIDE LA SAMARITAINE: exhibit from more than 11 photographers all around this famous building of the center of Paris,
  • SAINT EUSTACHE: huge classical music and lyric concert,
  • PALAIS ROYAL: lighting performance from François Morellet based on light bleu neon lightings,
  • II ARRONDISSEMENT MAIRIE: with a swuidish artists art creation,
  • GAITEE LYRIQUE: movie presentation = From where there is no return, made of photographs taken by Alberto-Garcia Alix  between 1976 and 2008,
  • PLACE DE LA REPUBLIQUE: the crazy Fog Installation #07156R  “FOG SQUARE” from Japanese Fujiko Nakaya (photo below).

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All the metro lines will stay open up until 2:15am and then line 1 and line 5 will stay open until 5:30am.

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Who’s behind la “White Nights 2013”? Two women.

Chiara Parisi – Currently head of cultural programmes of the Monnaie de Paris, Chiara Parisi managed the International Art and Landscape Centre in Vassivière, Limousin from 2004 to 2011. She successfully programmed almost 70 French and international artists during this period. Since 2012 she has breathed new life into cultural activities at the Monnaie de Paris with the MétaLmorphose project.

Julie Pellegrin – The founder of “Le Store” in Belleville in 2003, Julie Pellegrin is committed to performative practice and the discovery of young talent. Currently director of the La Ferme du Buisson Contemporary Art Centre (Paris suburbs), she favours a critical, multidisciplinary approach involving dialogue between the plastic and performing arts, cinema and social sciences.

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Source : www.paris.fr (2013)