Friday, 27 April 2012

Make a film with Kinofada 28 April - 4 May

The first KinoKabaret in Marseille. Kinofada is an international network of people who are mad about making films. The KinoKabaret is an opportunity to make a short film and then show it to the public.
There are 2 sessions, one Saturday 28 April starting at 11am with a production meeting, with film projection at 8:30 on Monday 30th, and the second starting at 2pm on 1 May with projection at 8:30 on 4 May.
Costs 15€ for the first session, 20€ for the second and 30€ for both. You'll find details of how to register and how to get there on the KinoKabaret website (in English if you scroll down the page).

If you dont want to make the film you can always go along to the projections and see what Kinofadas can do.

Friday, 20 April 2012

An International Festival of Painfully Boring Films 20 - 24 April

Difficult to describe, a film festival with a difference, this is a selection of films have been chosen because they were considered to have "commercial handicaps" - too long, too political, too obscure, too odd ...  so, not necessarily painful or boring, maybe just a little bit challenging.

The films are at the Varietés cinema. On Saturday there's a cineconcert with a Danish/Swedish silent black and white film from 1922 "Häxan, la Sorcellerie à travers les âges", censored since it's release, which is said to have been influenced by the paintings of Bosch.

The festival runs from 21 to 24 April, details on the Chiant Website

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Brazilian Rhythms 21 April

Soak up some Brazilian rhythms with a touch of funk/jazz/reggae at el Ache de Cuba (108 Cours Julien, metro Notre Dame du Mont). Featuring Alexandro Manno (singing and percussion) and Marc Buccafuri (guitar). A little bit of Brazilian fiesta in the middle of Marseille.

Entry 5€ (plus small membership fee).

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Luigi & Pascuale Grasso Quartet 12 April

The Cri du Port in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute presents a concert by a quartet with two virtuoso Italian saxophonists. Described as an Italo-Franco-American quartet brought together by a love of be-bop. Their repertoire includes some of the standards by the greats, Charlie Parker, Theolonius Monk, Bud Powell.

8:30 at the Cri du Port. Entry 12€ 

Luigi and Pascuale Grasso Quartet

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

The Scots are coming 13 -15 April

Come to the Hôtel du Département (big blue building metro Saint Just) to sample the best of Scottish food, design and culture.  The Scots are the guests of honour at Artisans 13. There will be music and dancing, a milliner, a women's clothes designer, bags, jewellery, recycled bikes and food. You can get a real Scottish breakfast each morning and there will be special events all day. If you want to practise your English (whether with an English, Scottish, Irish or American accent) there is an English language apero on Friday from 5pm to 7pm.

Open from 10 am to 7pm. Entry is free.  The programme (in French) is here.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Nicolas Cante & Nicolas Dick at La Meson 6 April

A duo that La Meson has brought together; Nicolas Cante ( and Nicolas Dick (Kill the Thrill, will perform their very own version of electro acoustic improvisation with a range of instruments, objects and machines. Sounds interesting.

Friday 6 April, 8pm La Meson, Entry 10€

(c) Keuj