September 30, 2014

Nuit Blanche 2014

Time to stay up all night and see Paris like you’ve never seen before.

For one night only, this Saturday, October 4, 2014, the Left Bank of Paris will become an open air museum with art installations from over 50 international contemporary artists.  Every first Saturday in October for the past 13 years has become the annual Nuit Blanche citywide art exhibition which changes neighborhoods and themes each year.   To accommodate the ever growing number of visitors, this year’s theme, Itinéraire de la Grande Randonée Artistique, features six neighborhood walks that will allow everyone to leisurely appreciate the various works of art which will be mainly displayed outdoors.  Some of this year’s artists include the American street artist Mark Jenkins and French aerial artist Chloé Moglia.   

  • For added convenience, several restaurants and food trucks will be open throughout the night along each of the six itineraries. 
  • For families unable to stay up late, a free Sunday Brunch will be offered at both the Cité de la Mode et du Design and Hôpital Necker so that the kids can still see some of the art installations that will not be taken down until Sunday evening.

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Bonne Nuit Blanche 2014!

September 22, 2014

Open House 2014 – Find Your Piece of Paris in the International Community of WICE

Come and join us this Saturday at WICE’s annual Open House event, where you can have fun finding out about WICE and how it can enrich your stay in Paris.   Open House 2014 is a free event that is open to the public.  Complimentary wine, soft drinks, and snacks will be available.

When:   Saturday, 27 September from 14h30 to 18h30
Where:  American Church of Paris, 65 Quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris
             Metro: Invalides, Alma-Marceau

WICE holds a unique spot in the Paris expat community, with its diverse offering of courses in English.  WICE also holds free weekly French-English conversation groups and many free social events throughout the year.  

September 2, 2014

WICE Visual Arts: Spotlight on Nica Junker

WICE presents its Up Close and Personal series to give you an insider view of the fascinating members and staff who make up this remarkable association.  This week's focus is on Nica Junker, WICE's Film instructor. 

Nica Junker

1)     What brought you to Paris?
 I was assigned by the Quattropole (Metz, Luxembourg, Saarbrücken, Trier) for 2013-2014 for an installation called silent neighbors, that was exhibited there for one year.  Previously I lived in Paris in 1995 studying at the Sorbonne and I always wanted to come back in my mid-thirties. Now I’m here to stay for a while.
2)     How has WICE affected your stay in Paris?
I have met a lot of very nice people at WICE. Having an exchange with all the members has inspired my stay here. WICE is a wonderful network to meet great people.