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 and the schedule ranges from Arabic films to Hollywood and Bollywood screenings.
Red ropes add a touch of glamour and for those who are keen to experience a slice of modern Moroccan life, or to see how cinema-going is similar but slightly different to at home, a Saturday afternoon at the movies makes for a good insight.
Also, this little cinema has somehow managed to fight off the threats of closure that came about after the arrival of the huge multiplex just outside of town – which is even more of a reason to go.
Blvd Mohammed Zerktouni Guéliz nr Rue Mohammed el-Beqal, Marrakesh
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 by the Riad el-Fenn pool.
The theme is ‘Driving Forces’, so expect plenty of insight, wit and intelligence from the likes of Eric Van Hove (conceptual artist), Yossef Ben-Meir (Founder and President of the High Atlas Foundation), Gary Martin (Director of the Global Diversity Foundation) and Mariana Bozesan (Official Member of the Club of Rome), amongst others.
Topics to be discussed will all focus on the ‘driving forces’ theme, which might mean talking about social injustice, climate change and fear of the unknown, or art, architecture and design. As with all TED talks, there will be wit and analysis and the opportunity to meet like-minded people.
Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis and cost 700 MAD (70 Euros) for the TEDx conference on Saturday 9am-5pm or 800 MAD (80 Euros) for the full weekend (Friday reception, Saturday evening soiree).
In a nutshell, here’s what you can expect:
- Open-minded discussions
- In one of the most historic places in the world: The Medina of Marrakesh
- 100 carefully selected guests
- 10 mind blowing, inspiring speakers
Follow this link for more information: www.tedxmarrakesh.net or email Alia Radman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and visit a new and exciting painting exhibition beginning the 11th May through to the 11th July: “Flamme de Femme”.
A young and dynamic Moroccan artist “Mohamed Mouden Issami” will be exhibiting his colourful palette, of a special exuberance and lyricism, which pays homage to women in all her attitudes.
For a preview of the exhibition, you are invited to Dar CHERIFA, 11th May at 6pm, during which Mohamed will give a very “special” performance in his inimical style.
It promises to be an interesting and entertaining evening so please come and join us!
Dar Cherifa, 8, Derb Chorfa Lakbir – Mouassine – Marrakech