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VSArt – calling for creative volunteers in Grenoble and the Isère

VSArt in action

Meredith Charreyron explains how you can help VSArt, a French volunteer association that brings cultural opportunities to disadvantaged and elderly people. Continue reading VSArt – calling for creative volunteers in Grenoble and the Isère

Discover the world of wine with Daniel Mathieu at Cavavin

Daniel Mathieu at Cavavin Grenoble St-Martin D’Heres

Grenoble Life talks to entrepreneur-sommelier Daniel Mathieu of Cavavin Grenoble St-Martin d’Hères about wine, setting up his business and tasting sessions in English. Continue reading Discover the world of wine with Daniel Mathieu at Cavavin

Introducing … Stephen William Rowe

Stephen William Rowe in his home studio

Stephen William Rowe is a Grenoble-based scientist and songwriter. He tells us about his musical influences, rhyming in French and looking for singers to perform his songs – a few of which we are streaming here. Continue reading Introducing … Stephen William Rowe

Art and music for all – an interview with VSArt’s Meredith Charreyron

 

VSArt Floral Workshop, June 2009, LFPA résidence Notre Dame, Grenoble
VSArt Floral Workshop, June 2009, LFPA résidence Notre Dame, Grenoble

Meredith Charreyron set up the Grenoble chapter of VSArt, a large French volunteer association that brings cultural opportunities to disadvantaged and elderly people. She talks to Grenoble Life about VSArt’s activities, her background, and opportunities to participate as a volunteer in the city. Continue reading Art and music for all – an interview with VSArt’s Meredith Charreyron

Fête de la musique 2009 – a story in photos

Prakhar Amba is an accomplished photographer and regular contributor to the Grenoble Life Gallery, including these magical ones of Fête de la musique 2009 in Grenoble. The pictures suggested a story, and Grenoble Life invited Prakhar to tell his … Continue reading Fête de la musique 2009 — a story in photos

‘Lightning conductor’ – an interview with Dr. Stephen William Rowe

Stephen William Rowe at home
Stephen William Rowe at home

Dr. Stephen William Rowe is a well-known industrial scientist and a Fellow of the renowned IET in the UK. He is English and at 57, has been living in France for more than 25 years. He is also an accomplished musician and songwriter and has a particularly rich past. Grenoble Life wanted to find out more … Continue reading ‘Lightning conductor’ — an interview with Dr. Stephen William Rowe

Le Shag, c’est quoi ?

Le Shag, c'est quoi ?
Le Shag, c'est quoi ?

Call me childish, but I thought I’d bring this amusingly monikered Seyssinet café to your attention. Shag, it seems, is not just a rude British word for, um, something rude, but also a style of swing (no, not that swing) dance originating in New York in the jazz age of the 20s and 30s. Thus, it seems Shag Café is less debauched than sniggering ignoramuses such as I may suggest but is in fact an Art Deco restaurant and ballroom. Let me know if you’ve been and can tell us what shag is like! Or, just to satisfy my child-like sense of humour, send me details of other businesses in the Grenoble area or beyond which might have unintentionally comic appellations. Continue reading Le Shag, c’est quoi ?