4th edition of Il’en Bulles, the comic strips festival organized by the ‘Institut Français de Maurice’, with a focus on international and local cartoonists and illustrators.
DATE: 5 dec 2013 - 7 dec 2013 | VENUE: BARKLY WHARF-LA PLACE DU CAUDAN
PEM WANTS YOU!
Come and help PEM set up our Christmas Tree - everyday till 17 December.
DATE: 4 dec 2013 - 17 dec 2013 | VENUE: LE CAUDAN WATERFRONT
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DATE: 1 dec 2013 - 31 dec 2013 | VENUE: LE CAUDAN WATERFRONT
PAGNES & SARIS
Mauritius looks back at its past and rightly so. Even if we lived in self-denial, despite the oppression, many traditions have rooted deeply ... and were shared by all. Same goes to the way we dress.
After post-independence turmoil and the horrid “we want no drape, no shawls”, we have gone a long way. Today, the saree is worn by women, irrespective of their cultural and religious belonging. Nowadays, nobody would dare challenge the beauty of the saree, its simplicity and practicality. “Pagne” in creole, this lengthy piece of cloth has, throughout the years, earned its nobility in Mauritius. And that, to such extent that it would be impossible to see a man advocate his indifference or his lack of interest publicly.
As years have gone by, this garment has imposed itself as a symbol of simplicity and of ‘chic’. The saree is worn easily and willingly in Mauritius and has even become a normal feature of our “living together”. Outside Mauritius, it is however rare to see it worn differently in one place. Be it in the Marathi, Tamil, Bengali or Nivi style, Mauritian women wear it their way, depending on their origins and circumstances. And from that, the way to wear the saree has earned a truly outstanding diversity, which is typical of Mauritius.
This exhibition, which will be visible till 28 February 2014, is organised in collaboration with the Indian High Commission and Fashion & Design Institute students.
DATE: 7 nov 2013 - 28 feb 2014 | VENUE: BLUE PENNY MUSEUM
ALLEE DES ARTISTES
Ode to Mauritian culture !
Immerse yourself into our new artistic and cultural universe by discovering our Allée des Artistes. Diverse artistic performances are now almost permanently held in the Pedestrian Alley. Singers, musicians, painters, sculptors, jugglers, mimes… will offer simultaneously performances to make this alley become the cradle of well-known artists and an incubator for young and unknown talents. The Allée des Artistes is in itself a piece of art – it is covered by several multi-coloured umbrellas not only to communicate the warm atmosphere of this platform but also to signify its vocation as an umbrella of Mauritian diversity. Get prepared for an authentic experience with l’Allée des Artistes.
DATE: 17 oct 2013 - 31 jan 2014 | VENUE: LE CAUDAN WATERFRONT