Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Concert of Egyptian Music 26 October

The Archives and Library Gaston Defferre (18-20 rue Mirès) has exhibitions and events all about Egypt running from October to December. On 26 October there is a concert of classical and improvised Egyptian music, described as deep and meditative, with Oud and Flute. The perfomance is by Hazem Shaheen (Oud) and Naïssam Jalal (Flute).

It starts at 7pm and entry is free. If you miss it, the exhibition of photographs: Egypt, clear and obscure, continues until 22 December.

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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Contemporary Art Gallery Opening 12 October

At 6pm on Friday 12 October the Galerie Breteuil, 91 rue Breteuil, will open its doors with an exhibition "Regards Croisées". All three featured artists will be there: Cédric Bambini, Martine d'Olivo and Marie Riontino. The gallery is the latest addition to Marseille's contemporary art scene. The owners Caroline Floch and Serge Ravaut are artists who want to share their passion for art. They promise to exhibit accessible art that you will want to look at again and again in your own home.

Martine d'Olivo
The opening is 6pm to 8pm on 12 October (get an invitation from the website) and then the gallery will be open Tuesdays to Saturdays 11am to 7pm (9pm on Thursdays)

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Jazz at Cri du Port 4 October - HKBM Orchestra

It's the start of the festival Jazz sur la Ville, with 30 events in 20 venues across Marseille between 4 and 26 October.

The Cri du Port starts the proceedings with a performance by the HKBM Orchestra, big band jazz. It starts at 8:30pm and costs12€

If you arive at 7pm you can particpiate in the opening of the exhibition of paintings by Brazilian Painter Fabio Cerqueira alias Binho. The exhibition lasts until 4 November.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

World Petanque Championship Marseille 4-7 October

Find out everything you need to know about Pétanque and watch the world's best players in competition. It's at the Palais des Sports, Parc Chanot and it's very important. It is the world championship with 48 nations taking part. Among the participants there are Scots, English, Irish, American and New Zealanders.

Image courtesy of FIPJP website
It's better to book ahead as many of the best seats have sold out. You can do so by visiting the website. Prices are from 6.50€ to 27.50€ per day or 60.50€ for a weekend pass.