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  • 26 May 2019 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Examples of architectural works by Le Corbusier, Guimard, and Mallet-Stevens are represented in the 16eme district. With ornate 19th century building, large avenues, museum, and various parks, the 16eme has been one of French high society’s favorites residential neighborhoods. The walk and visit will take you to the house “Maison la Roche” and to Rue Mallet-Stevens, which demonstrated many examples of his style. You’ll also discover the Art Nouveau work of architect Hector Guimard. This visit is guided by the knowledgeable art historian, Catherine Estivalezes.

    June 6, 2019// 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location: 55, rue du Docteur Blanche, 75016 PARIS
    WICE Members,
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  • 21 May 2019 2:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jamika Ajalon Presents: Take Back the Narrative

    Jamika Ajalon is an Inter-disciplinary artist working as a poet, songwriter, performer and artist. She's published and performed internationally both solo and collaboratively. Jamika's words display a particular reverence for the sheer musical quality built-in to words. Often in both her writing and spoken word, she sculpts language into unique objects that come fresh to our ears. As result, her texts encourage us to meditate on tone and the percussive nature of words as single note or a connecting phrase – and of course, the overall meaning and power within the alternating delivery of her language.

    Jamika will be presenting selected works from her latest book of poetry at WICE Saturday, April 13, 6-8pm combining spoken word alongside improvised electronic soundscape. Refreshments will be served. Words will be served to your ears!

    Event Information: 25 Apr 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location: WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
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  • 20 May 2019 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join instructor, Catherine Estivalezes, on this guided tour of the open air garden that is the infamous Père Lachaise cemetery for fascinating look at the final resting place for the Who’s Who of artists, musicians, actors, composers, scientists, and inventors. Among those buried there are Molière, Oscar Wilde, Frederic Chopin, Édith Piaf and Jim Morrison.

    Père Lachaise, founded in 1804 by Napoléon, was one of the first garden cemeteries. With more than 3.5 million visitors annually, it is the most visited necropolis in the world. The garden is a mix between an English park and a shrine with a mix of styles featurturing Gothic graves, Haussmanian burial chambers, and ancient mausoleums.

    May 24, 2019 // 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Location: 8, boulevard de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
    Open to WICE Members
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  • 06 May 2019 10:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    No matter which level of photographer you are, there are secrets in the streets of Paris to capture and explore in your own personal artistic perspective! Begun each class in a café a different quarter each week to discuss the day’s lesson, then set loose to the explore the area, studying light, huge, shapes, nuances, and beyond. Meredith Mullins, your instructor and formidable fine-art photography mentor, will focus on teaching your about exposure, composition, and how to engage your subjects and you will gain experience with your camera and questions answered on the spot. Images from the previous lesson will be discussed and reviewed will be reviewed at the end of the session.

    Exploring Paris through the Lens (Part 1) (3 sessions) – €135.00
    Course Requirements: All levels
    May 20, 2019 // 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
    Location: TBC before event start
    WICE Members & Their Guests

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  • 26 Apr 2019 12:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Enjoy a glass of wine and meet, greet, and catch-up with fellow WICE members, friends, and volunteers.  

    Tuesday, April 30th / 5:30pm-7pm
    WICE office

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  • 16 Apr 2019 9:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Vertical tastings, for those like me that aren't in the know, is when you’re tasting one bottling from one winery over the course of years, with multiple vintages. By making sure everything else stays the same (the land, the varietal, etc), you can simply examine between the years themselves. The influence of yearly climate is more present in this type of tasting.

    Join wine expert Hélène Goble in this sampling of five different vintages from Château Corbin Wines, which is one of the oldest estates of Saint-Emilion, in Bordeaux. The 13-hectare Corbin vineyard is mainly planted with the merlot grape variety.

    April 18, 2019 / 7:30PM-10:30PM
    Instructor's Residence, 75016 Paris: metro Boissière
    WICE Members & Their Guests €70.00
    Home made nibbles to be served
    Registration >

  • 12 Apr 2019 9:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Military and art enthusiasts alike will be sure to enjoy this guided visit to the Musée de la Légion d’Honneur – an elegant neoclassical mansion first built in 1782 as Hôtel de Salm. Since 1925, it has been both home and museum for France's honors, medals, decorations – as well as knightly orders from Louis XI to the present. Not to mention Napoleonic relics and hundreds of portraits. Join WICE on a guided tour and discover this wonderful collection of military and civil decorations from France and beyond.

    17 Apr 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    2, rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris

    Register here >

  • 28 Mar 2019 7:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fellow scribes, WICE has some exciting wordy courses and events coming up in March and April for prose and poetry…

    Begin with what I call the 3Ps (Pain, paper, and pen!) where former Paris Writers Workshop participants and published authors poet Pamela Manché Pearce and memoirist Debra Whittam impart their personal experiences on taking painful experiences and putting them into words in "Writing Their Hearts Out: Women Writers on Love, Loss and Recovery".

    Then my poetry pets, join David Barnes for a 6-week course where you can develop in-class and home your own poetry writing “Craft and Inspiration” – a motivating class to get both the pen and artistic spirit flowing!

    And to round things up, WICE author and multi-talented artist Jamika Ajalon, will be reading a select works from her latest book of poetry along with live improvised electronic soundscape. Refreshments will be served after the presentation.

    Visit the following page for all writing course information or click the links below for more info and registration...

    Writing Their Hearts Out:  Women Writers on Love, Loss and Recovery:
    Sunday, 31 March 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Register >

    Writing Poetry:  Craft and Inspiration:
    Thursdays, 4 April - 9 May 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (six sessions)
    Register >

    Jamika Ajalon Presents: Take Back the Narrative
    (Refreshments served)
    Saturday, 13 April 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Reigster >


  • 25 Mar 2019 3:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Starting this Thursday with an introduction to some amazing natural and bio wines by expert, Hélène Goble, WICE has several featured events for foodies. On April 10, Chef Randall will teach and demonstrate several Moroccan dishes: Morocaan Grilled Lamb, Apprle Sorbet & Apple Beignets! And lastly, delight in a wine tasting evening with a selection of wines from Chateau Corbin, April 18.

    Don't miss out on these yummy and informative evenings. Click the detail links below or visit out Living in France page >.

    Sustainable, Bio, Biodynamic & Natural Wines
    (Home made nibbles to be served)
    Thursday 28 March, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    More details

    Indoor Moroccan Grilled Lamb, Apple Sorbet & Apple Beignets
    Wednesday 10 April, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    More details

    Vertical Tasting:  Château Corbin Wines
    (Nibbles to be served)
    Thursday, 18 April, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    More details

  • 22 Mar 2019 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You’re just longing for a day trip, non? Something with a wee bit of history, landscape, authors, and who knows? I love such excursions too. OK, so it’s settled. You’re going to visit Chateau d’Hardelot with a guided visit by author, Stephen Clarke no less!

    Built upon a medieval castle, this 19th century chateau celebrates the Anglo-French relationship and houses the "Centre Culturel de l'Entente Cordiale" – a permanent exhibition curated by best-selling author Stephen Clarke. Located in a small village and surrounded by scenery, Chateau d’Hardelot has a rich history dating back to the Medieval times.

    Join WICE on this exclusive guided visit. Transport to/from the train station in the historic fishing port Boulogne-sur-Mer, the museum entry fee and tour plus lunch are included in the fee.

    April 6th, 2019 ~ 10AM – 4PM
    Location: Meeting point to be confirmed

    For more details and registration, visit here >>

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