Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lyon NightLife Created

Enjoy arts, entertainment and theatre within the Lyon are of  France ?  Then you should inform us of what is happening here in Ithaca, New York.  This is for publication in the new Lyon Nightlife website.

Lyon was well chosen for its French heritage in France's struggle to be released from the British during the early kingdom period development.  The manner in which the city fathers were able to preserve the city's heritage buildings, and more recent accommodations of recent building designs to complement the existing structures is the main setting to encourage tourism.

It within this structural back drop in which the city's sets its entertainment and nightlife scene, along with fine restaurants and theatres. 

If you are an owner of a nightlife venue and want to increase visitors to your proud and preserved historic city please email both your information and all press releases to

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Slovak-French project Something is Red going for a premiere in Lyon after succeeding in Košice

Press release – Slovak-French project Something is Red going for a premiere in Lyon after succeeding in Košice
The experimental theatrical performance called ´Something is Red´, which had its premiere on April 29 in Košice, is to be given this weekend, July 5-6, to the French audience in Lyon. The project sprang from the cooperation of the French theatre Lá Hors De from Lyon and the Košice theatre known as Divadlo na peróne and became a supporting event of the application of Košice for nomination as European capital of Culture 2013.

The premiere of Something is Red in the Košice Barracks/Kulturpark was watched by several hundreds of people in the audience. The performance was being born for almost two months right in the premises of the Barracks/Kulturpark. The actors from Košice left for France on June 23 to practise their performancia with a new stage set.

“The time we had before the French premiere was used to adjust the project to the new stage and to cope with a bit altered cast. It was a sort of start anew, although we were already prepared to do it and we had some idea what we were going to do better,” revealed Zuzana Psotková of the theatre Divadlo na peróne about how it felt after almost two weeks of preparation in France. Zuzana will appear in Lyon along with her fellow-actors Peter Kočiš, Jana Wernerová and Alexandra Kupčíková who are to return to Košice on July 8.
The Something is Red project originated from the conversations with the people picked up at random in the streets of France, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. They would tell their own versions of the fairy-tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Alike Košice, Lyon where the group Lá Hors De is from, also applies for nomination as European Capital of Culture 2013. The Something is Red project was co-organised by the artistic group Lá Hors De, the theatre Divadlo na peróne, the citizen´s association IC Culture Train from Košice, the non-profit organisation French Alliance, and the ECOC Košice 2013 project team.

Lá Hors De

This artistic group was founded in 1992 by the stage director Nathalie Veuillet and the composer Wilfrid Haberey. The group targets the renewal and use of various urban places, either enclosed or open, which have stopped to serve their purpose. The group has for three years organised a festival at the abandoned ship´s hangar facilities, they have given an acoustic show at the parking lot of the lower dockside in Vaise and performances in one of the French cloisters and in the cellars of the Bondy palace, and others. In 2005, Là Hors De got inspired by the idea of some public institutions and settled down in the Duchère district in Lyon to launch a project known as Sputnik – an artistic cross-sector project carried out in different geographical areas with different participants. This is a crucial development project for the district of Duchère in Lyon referred to as GPV, i.e. Le Grand projet de ville (Great City Project). Find more at

Divadlo na peróne

This theatre was founded in 2005 as an independent theatre scene. The theatre is based at the centre of contemporary arts known as IC Culture Train in Košice. The idea to found a theatre came up as a logical move in the creation of the theatre founders and members, namely Peter Kočiš, Zuzana Psotková and Jana Wernerová. The theatre is aimed at composite author´s works and aspires to attract young generation through the content and form they employ.

Find more about ´Something is Red´ at

Zuzana Lehotská,
Communication with Mass Media, Project Team of European Capital of Culture Košice 2013
Author: Košice 2013 | Published: 7/5/2008 0:34:00

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Participate in the acquisition of a work of art!

From 14 September to 15 December 2012, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon offers all citizens and art lovers to become a patron of an extraordinary, Aretino and the Envoy of Charles V , painted by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres in 1848.

Become a sponsor

This subscription is a first in Lyon. Usually worn by traditional players such as companies or major donors, this subscription provides an opportunity for all to participate in cultural life and the enrichment of public collections.
Each donor will be thanked by name in the museum and the site of the Museum of Fine Arts. It will have a privileged access to the work.


Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Aretino and the Envoy of Charles V , 1848
Oil on canvas, 41.5 x32, 5 cm.
The work is for sale at a price of € 750,000. The subscription is open for an amount of € 80 000. The remainder is funded by the City of Lyon, firms Club Musée Saint-Pierre, the individual members of Cerce Poussin and FRAM (Ministry of Culture, DRAC Rhône-Alpes).

History of the work

Rare opportunity on the art market, the acquisition of this important work will pay tribute to one of the most influential painter who left a strong mark on the creation of his contemporaries in Lyon. His entry into the collections Lyon will complete the series of paintings of the nineteenth century giving this artist a place in its proper perspective.
Aretino and the Envoy of Charles V illustrates an episode more or less legendary life of Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) said Aretino, famous Italian writer of the Renaissance. Located in Venice, he asserts himself as a free spirit and shiny, not hesitating to criticize kings and powerful. Emperor Charles V sent him here one of his messengers he submit a gold chain to buy his complacency. With insolence, the poet refuses replying that "this is a very thin gift for a great folly." Outraged by this insult, the imperial envoy puts his hand to the hilt of his sword.
In the background, two naked women observe the scene. The writer whose licentious life was celebrated seems to have been caught in the wrong time, adding a gallant character to the table.

Blue Week

Seniors are celebrated throughout France: Blue Week is a special time of associational life that invites the public to become aware of important social role of elders in our society.
What is the Blue Week?
Week of retired and elderly people, called "Blue Week" is a moment of associational life.
This event aims to inform and educate the public about the contributions of retirees in the economic, social and cultural concerns and challenges faced by the elderly, achievements and projects of associations.
Everywhere in France, of October 15 to 21 , local events are organized on the theme "Aging and act together in the community." contest A premium best programs.
As every year, the City of Lyon, in collaboration with associations and organizations, offers many activities for seniors.

"The year 2012 is the European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity. In Lyon, we find that our seniors are a strength and an opportunity for our city. Throughout the year, they show us the importance of staying active and participating in the life of the city not only to add years to life, but also life to years. This 2012 edition of the Blue Week proves it again through the wide variety of activities offered by partner organizations and institutions.
You will be able to participate ...
... time for reflection , with coffee debates, and opening this week, two thematic workshops on the Action Plan "Lyon City Age Friendly" public spaces and transport.
... time information and discovery , with lectures, tours, exhibitions, workshops and introductory open house associations and clubs.
... times of sharing and conviviality , with exchanges between generations, sports, games - with the honor this year, the game of chess! - Performances, reading, echoes the festival Light meals ... and a great ball to end this week on a dance! "
Peter Hemon Deputy Mayor of Lyon Managing the Elderly


Workshops "Age Friendly City Lyon" How to take better account of the needs of our seniors in transport and public spaces? With representatives of the City of Lyon (urban travel directions, public lighting, green spaces ), Greater Lyon (towards the road), the Sytral unions and taxis.
Inspired by the witnesses Grand Lyon Friendly City seniors (seniors).
punctuations dramatized in the morning by the company The Cry of the camel. Monday 15 October from 9am to 12.30pm - Town Hall - 1 place de la Comédie - Lyon 1er

On enrollment in the limit of seats available - Invitations to remove from your town hall.


Launch of House of seniors dedicated to space activities "seniors" proposed by third district associations, managed in partnership with the CCAS, the House of seniors will celebrate its launch with much fanfare around a buffet with music producers association Croc'ethic Tar'taraf and fanfare. Thursday, October 18 from 17h - Residence Boileau - 245 rue André Philip Lyon - 3rd


Afternoon dancing in the halls of City Hall Come improvise a tango bold, a villainous java, a frenzied rock, a quiet waltz or foxtrot jazz in the salons of the Hotel de Ville, under the leadership of Teachers graduates CODERS69 (Departmental Committee of Retired Athletes du Rhône) and their senior students? Friday, October 19 from 16h to 19h - Shows the Town Hall - 1 place de la Comédie - Lyon 1er

Invitations to remove from your local district within the limits of available seats.

Program of the Week Blue ...

Games, choirs, exhibitions, conferences, sports, walks, food: all kinds of entertainment are provided in each district of Lyon.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lyon NightLife: An Introduction

The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritag Site Lyon was historically known as an important area for the production and weaving of silk and in modern times has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France. It has a significant role in the history of cinema due to Auguste and Louis Lumièr who invented the cinematographe in Lyon. The city is also known for its famous light festival 'Fete des Lumieres' which occurs every 8 December and lasts for four days, that earned Lyon the title of Capital of Lights. The legend says that the Virgin Mary saved the city from the plague, and to thank her a statue was built and on the day it was erected the whole city was lit by candles that its citizens put at their windows. The local professional football team, Olympique Lyonnais  has increased Lyon's profile internationally through participation in European football championships.