Cafe de la Culture
La Soiree Bohème à Montmartre
Bringing history back to life...with a 21st century twist!
"A cette soirée magnifiquement organisée, tant pour la qualité des invités que pour le raffinement de votre cuisine. Vous m'avez permis de passer le plus inattendu et le plus agréable moment de ce début d'année. Bravo !"
-Catherine, Ancien Mannequin
"Vive this new 'Midnight in Paris'!
-Tatiana, Doctorante en Histoire à L'université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Artists! Writers! Philosophers! Musicians! Visionaries! (Aficionados also Welcome!)
Saturday, May 21
At a private home in Montmartre
(Location provided when you RSVP)
or RSVP at
15.00 euro (if you reserve before May 20)
20.00 euro after May 20
Volunteers are also needed! Volunteer and come for free!
Paris in the 1920's was a hotbed of intellectual and artistic life. Montmartre was abuzz with cafés, cabarets, and artists' studios, with a large number of painters including Renoir, Picasso, Dalí, Monet, Pissarro, van Gogh, Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Modigliani...painters, illustrators, poets, writers, and musicians articulated a distinctive community-based identity centered around mutual aid, sociability, and limiting urban development..they sought to keep alive an older vision of the artists' Montmartre...
Join us for the International La Soiree Boheme en Montmartre!
The list of famous artists who took inspiration from Montmartre is long:
Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pierre Brissaud, Alfred Jarry, Jacques Villon, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Jan Avril, Paul Verlaine, Henri Matisse, André Derain, Camille Pissarro, Piet Mondrian, Suzanne Valadon, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Maurice Utrillo, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Salvador Dalí, Langston Hughes, Raoul Dufy, Théophile Steinlen, Josephine Baker, Le Corbusier,
Amedeo Modigliani, Django Reinhardt, Gen Paul,
...and more recently, Woody Allen...
Imagine yourself in a room full of talented artists and intellectuals...people just like you, who live life to the fullest, who embrace creativity and chase risk fearlessly...as you slowly sip a delicious Bordeaux, you hear the lilting words of a poem that you assume must have been written by someone obscurely famous in the 18th century...until you realize the handsome man standing next to you just wrote it a few hours ago...the ink still wet on the paper...you blush coyishly at this discovery, when suddenly some of the best jazz you've ever heard starts banging out of the white piano across the room...you walk over and melt as you watch a mysterious stranger lend her voice to the music while you are suddenly transported back to the 1920's...you turn around and someone's pouring you another glass of wine...to your surprise, you discover that across the table someone is painting a portrait of you...and you've never looked so good! This is a night of magic and possibilities...anything can happen at La Bohemian Soiree in Montmartre!
We Invite You to Bring:
~A Book that has Changed Your Life
and/or a Photograph of a Significant Moment in Your Life
~A Musical Instrument or Poem
...sip wine, mingle and exchange -in a hidden corner, to a cluster of two or three, or to the whole room- as the energy guides you and the evening indicates! "Take the stage" when the spirit moves you, but don't be greedy...you are sharing a room with other humble, but high caliber talent and intellects...so be fair to your comrades and know your audience! Come in evening attire (whatever that means to you...you Bohemian!) We will provide the ambiance, hospitality, wine, aperos, and
OUR SIGNATURE HOME-MADE LEMON CAKE.
A piano, violin and ukelele are available for those inclined...
Here's what people are saying about Soiree Bohème à Montmartre:
"Being part of this evening like breathing deeply...essential and natural. The people were inspiring and exciting. The wine was delicious."
-Lia Zefir, Graphiste, Designer
"A wonderful evening of good food and wine, delightful company and stimulating conversation. Highly recommended!"
-Hazel Manuel, Writer
"A great evening - interesting diverse group of people who I would love to meet again. Cara is a superb host - good energy and inspiring projects."
-Sally Cleary, Installation Artist and Photographer
"I had many interesting conversations with international creatives, delicious food and above all there was a photo exhibition and a little concert."
-Gerlinde Miesenbock, Photographer
"A great group, easy to mix in. And so much musical talent!"
-Linda Quinet, Retired Journalist, Editor, Web Designer
"Delicious soiree Bohème with clever audience, great atmosphere and lot of passion."
-Marc Dutoit, Business Consultant, Comedy Actor
"La Soirée Bohème de Montmartre 2 was so much more than entertainment and the nibbles--which were wonderful. It was an amazing way to meet talented, curious, open-minded, friendly, warm and passionate individuals willing to share their stories and experiences and listen to others'. From Cara (the organizer and host), to the photographers, actors, musicians, singers, authors, sculptors, and individuals from various professions and countries that I met, I retain wonderful memories, new friendships and that "I can't wait till the next soirée" sensation because I am looking forward to the pleasure of sharing the time and discovering more wonderful women and men!"
-Deborah Gallin, Marketing and Communications Director
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