Sometimes all you have to do is open a door.
Last week, I opened the door into the world of a French artist. His name is Rachid Madani. His studio is in Strasbourg. I often passed by his studio and admired the pastel, warm colours of his creations. I wanted to buy some of his wonderful cards. I love to have a stock to give them to friends to say thank you or just mark a moment.
I pushed the door and was greeted with a warm pastel voice. My daugher joined me so he spoke to us about the book he wrote "Le turban du sultan" and about his culture.
I did not have cash with me so had to borrow some from my kid's pocket money. "I did the same this morning", he told us in a moment of complicity. He offered her one of his cards "Le jour se leve".
If you are in Strasbourg, open the door to l'atelier d'Art MADANI, 16, rue Sleidan.
More info on the artist, in French https://www.petitfute.com/v458-strasbourg-67000/c1168-shopping-mode-cadeaux/c408-galerie-d-art/242980-l-atelier-d-art-madani.html
For a month in May, one can discover Cyprus in Strasbourg. Co-organised by the Council of Europe Staff Association and the Cyprus Office of Tourism, the visit is a fun journey through the streets of Strasbourg delivered in a 2-in-1 format: you get to discover the architectural heritage of Strasbourg and the culture of Cyprus.
You can make it either with a guided group lead by 2 lovely students from Cyprus studying in Strasbourg or at your own pace, with a smartphone. The journey includes 14 photographs presented on panels in the windows of shops partners on a route from Central Railway Station to Place Kléber, through the most important sites and monuments of Strasbourg. To go from one stage to another of the exhibition, you just download the QR codes on the panels and follow the guide. It offers to citizens of Strasbourg and the visitors of the city a free itinerary, accessible 7/7.
Thanks, Cyprus Office of Tourism, we enjoyed it very much!