Tag Archives: France

InspiralLondon – re-imagining the built environment #4

This is the fourth and final post from InspiralLondon Festival, held in September 2016. Another presentation at the Friday event was French architect Julie de Muer. Julie and her two colleagues Baptiste Lanaspeze and Paul-Herve Lavessiere came over to the festival … Continue reading

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Nothing ventured… mutual empowerment through international exchange

David Irle works for Reseau en Scene, a performing arts development agency for the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France. He gave a presentation as part of Nothing ventured…nothing gained, the 2 day seminar programme I set up which shared models and … Continue reading

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Non-Lieu is an artist-led space, with studios based in Roubaix – sister city with Bradford. Roubaix was formerly a textile industry area – and Non-Lieu, meaning Non Place, is a dis-used textile mill taken over by the group of artists after … Continue reading

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Exploring Lille and Roubaix – a cultural study tour

The Study Tour included visits to La Malterie in Roubaix and ArtConnexion in Lille – both of which were focussed around regional artist practice and development. We also visited La Condition Publique an arts organisation based in Roubaix and housed in an ex-textile … Continue reading

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Movement, texture and architectural detail in Lille 3000’s Fantastic

In early October I attended a Study Tour with East Street Arts to Leeds’ sister city Lille and Bradford’s sister city Roubaix. Around 15 artists, performers and arts professionals who are mainly based in Leeds went on the trip – we … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with GroupeDunes – La Friche, Marseille

Artists Madeleine Misrachi and Bernard Chiche of GroupeDunes met with Charlie Fox and I at their studio base at La Friche La Bel de Mai – a large complex of artists studios, performance spaces, a large restaurant and associated facilities for … Continue reading

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A glimpse of Avignon Festival 2012

Whilst in France in July 12, I was fortunate enough to be shown around Avignon by artist and performer Charlie Fox and to be able to attend several dance performances, exhibitions and a discussion within the main festival programme; Highlights … Continue reading

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Urban Creative Practice in Montpellier

I met several creative professionals when in Montpellier, my first visit to the city. I had met Pierre Talagrand in St Denis (in August 2011). Pierre is one half of the design duo Mr&Mr http://www.mr-mr.fr – product designers who are about … Continue reading

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Urban exchange research #1

I’ve recently returned from a research trip to Southern France; Montpellier, Marseille and Avignon. I am at the beginning of investigating making contact with artists and arts organisations in the region with a view to setting up an artist exchange … Continue reading

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