Cultural events in Morocco

Cinema Maroc

Founder of Cinema Maroc Houda Lakhdar is an expert blogger and a graduate of the Higher School of Visual Arts, Marrakech. Well known on the indie film circuit, Lakhdar’s short film “Zahra” – produced in 2012 – made ​​its debut at the Spring Festival of Arab Cinema in Paris as well as at the Festival

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Ness Radio

There might be blue skies in Morocco, but winter drags on in much of northern Europe and America. A great way to feel the warmth of Morocco is to tune in to the exotic sounds of Ness Radio. Founded in 2008 in Marrakech by Younes Duret and Wattfutchureez, Ness Radio is the first collaborative Internet

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Lucinda Arundell exhibition Marrakesh

If you are in Marrakech between the 8th to the 12th of January, head along to the Théâtre Royal to see Lucinda Arundell’s wonderful art exhibition. The show is called Ben Salah Medina and the artist – who trained under Robert Lenkiewicz for several years – will be at the exhibition most days to talk

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Winners of the Marrakech International Film Festival

  Martin Scorsese and his band of jurists – Fatih Akin, Patricia Clarkson, Marion Cotillard, Amat Escalante, Golshifteh Farahani, Anurag Kashyap, Narjiss Nejjar, Park Chan-wook and Paolo Sorrentino – have announced the winners of the 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival. The South Korean director Lee Su-jin took the grand festival prize ‘The Golden Star’, for

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Moroccan Hip-Hop

Famous in Morocco, SiSimo is one of the country’s best-loved hip-hop stars. He can be heard on the radio, seen on the TV and watched at festivals and concerts.  We heard about him from the excellent website www.moroccolondon.co.uk. They reported on his latest album ‘Bach Jay Bach Dayr’, which is now available worldwide via iTunes,

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Marrakech Film Festival begins this month

Marrakech is readying itself for its 13th annual Film Festival, which will run from 29 November – 7 December. The latest celebrity news is that Oscar Winner Marion Cotillard will join American director Martin Scorsese (President on this year’s jury) on the judging panel. She joins an ever-increasing number of big-star international names who will

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Ministry of Taste

Former style editor, Alessandra Lippini of Italian Vogue and her partner, Fabrizio Bizzarri, have to be one of the most stylish couples in Marrakech. It’s true that there are quite a few concept shops now in the city, but this fabulously fashionable pair kick-started the trend several years ago and their emporium-cum-gallery, Ministero Del Gusto,

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Save the date: 5th Edition of the Marrakech Biennale

There’s no better way to get a handle on visual art, cinema and video, literature, performing art and architecture than to get involved with the Marrakech Biennale. Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, and attracting an international and local audience, the fifth edition of Marrakech’s Biennale asks “Where are we now?”

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Cinema le Colisee in Marrakech

Hands-down the smartest, comfiest cinema in town, Le Colisée has decent large screens, great sound and draws a mixed Moroccan and expat crowd. Films are sometimes in the original language (including English) and are subtitled in French, although there is sometimes the odd dubbed film too. Many of the big blockbuster movies make it here

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Save the Date – TEDx

We are pleased to announce that on September 20th and 21st the third TEDxMarrakech will be take place. Organised by Richard Branson’s sister, Vanessa Branson, and Andrea Kolb, this exciting two-day event includes a Friday night dinner and cocktail at Ana Yela, a whole day of stimulating and exciting talks on the Saturday and lunch

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