Straight from the Paris London Tandem 2015 Press Conference today, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris together with Boris Johnson, Mayor of London launched an exciting Paris-London cultural exchange tandem due to take place from March to July this year.
During these four months, Parisians will be able to enjoy a taste of the British cultural scene in Paris. At the same time, on the other side of the Channel, Londoners will be able to enjoy a taste of the French cultural scene in London.
Initiated by the Institut Français and the City of Paris, in partnership with the British Council and with the support of the City of London, over 50 cross-cultural events are scheduled for exchange between the two world capitals. Music, theatre, literature, the visual arts and cinema as well as a special platform for emerging artists and young people are among the events planned.
Some highlights include:
'David Bowie Is' Exhibition 3 March to 31 May at the Philharmonie de Paris
The London Symphony Orchestra 22 February, 20 April, 16 June at the Philharmonie de Paris
English Baroque Soloists 3 April at the Philharmonie de Paris
Record Store Day - Disquaire Day, a special day in honour of independent record stores in Paris and London 18 April
'The Tudors' Exhibition 18 March to 19 July at the Musée du Luxembourg
'Silent Partners: The Artist's Mannequin and the Mannequin as Fetish' 1 April to 12 July at the Musée Bourdelle
Sonia Delaunay 15 April to 9 August at the Tate Modern
'Paul Durand-Ruel: The Paris of Impressionism' 9 October to 8 February in Paris at the Musée du Luxembourg and 4 March to 31 May at the National Gallery in London