Saturday, June 07, 2014

Festival Fringe Happenings

Free pre-festival concert

Get into the Festival spirit early with a night with the Hamadcha Sufi Brotherhood. 8pm Sunday (tomorrow- June 8th) at Riad Zany. If you don't know how to get there... then meet at Cinema Amal in Rcif (a quick taxi ride from almost anywhere!).

The concert is free and will have refreshments. Please note the event is being filmed by CNN. Full details: Sufi Concert

Photography exhibition

"The squash in all its forms"

This may seem an unlikely title for an exhibition, but nevertheless, it opening: Saturday, June 7, from 19h, Jardin des Biehn Gallery.

The collection is the work of Michael Biehn and comprises more than four hundred objects made ​​in squash, gourds and coucourdes, from the 17th to the 21st century, Europe, Africa, Asia and America through to Provence and Morocco. These are bottles, boxes, musical instruments, flutes to charm snakes, crickets cages, vehicles dreams, snuff boxes, cases penile fishing floats, pears powder and shot, eggs mend socks and even a bottle of argan oil. They are painted, engraved, encased in silver, inlaid with ivory and turquoise, decorated with small glass beads or simply charred by smoke.

This extraordinary collection demonstrates the use man made ​​worldwide This common vegetable has an amazing property - if allowed to dry it can be emptied of its seeds maintaining a strong enough shell that has proved useful and since the dawn of time.

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