Paris Update 13.10.2021

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through October 15

Refugees Welcome

Events for Little Amal’s Walk hit Paris this week – the giant puppet of a refugee girl is recreating the refugee route from Gaziantep to Manchester to raise awareness of the refugee experience in Europe. Above: Little Amal travels through Turkey. Photo: The Walk.

Various locations, Paris

October 21-24

Asian art

Asia Now: 30 contemporary galleries showing work by Asian artists.

9, av. Hoche, Paris

October 20-24

Art in a townhouse

Paris Internationale: a contemporary art fair in a Parisian townhouse.

186, avenue Victor Hugo, Paris

October 20-29

Film festival for kiddies

Mon Premier Festival features some 400 screenings, premiers and more for kids aged two and up.

Various locations, Paris

October 14

Brian Dillon

Celebrated Irish writer Brian Dillon will be in conversation at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Through January 9

Art of tomorrow, today

Performances and installations using new technology are on show at the Biennale Némo.

Various locations, Île-de-France

Through November 14

World music

Music and dance from around the globe are on display for Ville des Musiques du Monde.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 16

Italiano in Paris

Italian culture is on show around the city for the Festival Italien à Paris 2021.

Various locations, Paris

October 15-17

Celebrating France’s architecture

The Journées Nationales de l’Architecture aims to bring French people closer to their country’s finest contemporary architecture. The 2021 theme is “living together”.

Various locations throughout France

Through October 24

Festival of Movement

Performance, dance and moving images come together as vehicles to discuss today’s sociopolitical quandaries at Move 2021.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Through October 17

Learning with food

La Semaine du Goût returns for a week of events for young people on the value of food – from the heritage meals can carry to the importance of a balanced diet.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 16

Cinema’s Lone Wolf

A retrospective of the works of American screenwriter, director, novelist and producer Richard Brooks, notoriously protective of his creative control.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

October 23-November 1

Autumn shopping fair

Find housewares, food and seasonal shopping at this year’s Foire d’Automne.

Paris Expo, Paris

Through December 31

Contemporary arts festival

The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world.

Various venues, Paris & Île de France

Through November 21

Focus on graphic design

The Biennale International de Design Graphique Chaumont is a four-month festival of workshops, group discussions, concerts and conferences on the subject of graphic design.

Various locations, Paris

October 28-31

Multimedia art festival

Artists from a range of different crafts illustrate the importance of the cultural patrimony during the International Heritage Fair.

Carousel du Louvre, Paris

Through January 16

Fashion meets film

Some of cinema’s most iconic costumes along with the films in which they appeared will be on show at Cinémathèque, selected by a legend of haute-couture for Cinémode Par Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through November 7

New views of Paris

The Saint-Jacques Tower in Paris’s 4th arrondissement has recently reopened. Climb the tower to see panoramic views of the city.

Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, Paris

October 27-31

Art fair

Le Salon d’Automne’s festival presents contemporary art in all disciplines

2 Pavillons, avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris

October 15

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents BAC Nord, directed by Cédric Jimenez

Club de L’Étoile, Paris


Save the Musée de l’Éventail

A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.


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