Tag Archives: Life & Culture

Celtic Connection St Patrick’s Day Celebration 2014

Live music on St Patricks Day
Traditional Irish music live – Flynn Band at St Patricks Day festivities 2013

Caroline West of Celtic Connection gives us the lowdown on this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations and a timely reminder of the association’s activities throughout the year. Continue reading Celtic Connection St Patrick’s Day Celebration 2014

5 French Christmas gifts to take back home

Almost Christmas! Photo by Emmanuel Bourgeois

Géraldine Lepère of Comme une Française gives us an (almost) seasonal hand choosing French xmas gifts for the “folks back home”. Continue reading 5 French Christmas gifts to take back home

French expressions and their English counterparts

“Battre froid,” or “giving someone the cold shoulder”

We catch up with Grenoble-based writer Thora van Male to discuss her forthcoming book, Quand les cochons sauront voler, on French idioms and their English equivalents.  Continue reading French expressions and their English counterparts

Football in Grenoble with a Latin flavour

Los Latinos official team photo

We talk to Los Latinos, a Grenoble-based amateur football team featuring players of 10 different nationalities. Continue reading Football in Grenoble with a Latin flavour

Introducing … Bienvenue Grenoble

Bienvenue Grenoble

We talk to Bienvenue Grenoble, a new organisation that offers a range of activities aimed at helping newcomers feel welcome in Grenoble. Continue reading Introducing … Bienvenue Grenoble

A veggie in Grenoble

Squash time! ¨Photo: Gerry Balding

British blogger and erasmus student Elizabeth Gear shares this post about life as a vegan in the Capital of the Alps.  Continue reading A veggie in Grenoble

VSArt looking for artists, musicians, volunteers

A VSArt essential oils workshop

VSArt, an association that brings cultural opportunities to disadvantaged and elderly people, is looking for artists and musicians or just “folks with a big heart, some spoken French and a little time to devote to others, occasionally.” Meredith Charreyron explains. Continue reading VSArt looking for artists, musicians, volunteers

‘Is It Running?’ – Grenoble via Brazil, Angola and Iran

A detail from the ‘Is It Running?’ poster

We talk to Laura Mollica, the Brazilian filmmaker behind ‘Is It Running?’, a moving documentary about Grenoble from the perspective of students from a variety of backgrounds, from Iran to Angola. Continue reading ‘Is It Running?’ – Grenoble via Brazil, Angola and Iran

An Indian’s view of Grenoble … one year on

Bhargav in Grenoble … one year on

We catch up with Bhargav Prasanna Swaminathan, one year after his arrival in Grenoble from India to do a Master’s degree in engineering.  Continue reading An Indian’s view of Grenoble … one year on

The opening thoughts of a future Erasmus student

Michael Hansford in action. Photo: Abbie Felton (http://feltonsfotos.weebly.com)

Erasmus student Michael Hansford anticipates life in the Capital of the Alps, where he will be studying at Université Pierre Mendes France and playing for the Centaures de Grenoble American football team.  Continue reading The opening thoughts of a future Erasmus student