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Event: Christmas Eve mass will be at 20.00h in the Fez Catholic Church in the Ville N., (go to the end of Rue Chefchaoueni, and turn left, about 50m). 25th Dec, Christmas Day mass is at 10.30am. Posted 23 December 2011

Shopping: Called in to see Jess Stephens' pop-up art shop this afternoon. In addition to Jess' own jewellery and art, at the time of our visit there were also paintings by Omar Lula, calligraphy by Mohammed Charcaoui, and photos by Hisham Tazi. Jess said that the displays may change over the 2 week duration. Open daily 10am-6pm until 31/12/2011 Posted 18 December 2011

Concert REVIEW: Fantastic concert this evening by pianist David Gomez, with traditional and contemporary pieces. my favourite pieces were Gomez' own compositions, particularly those dedicated to various Spanish islands. encored with an interesting 1 man duet with both piano and accordion, often played simultaneously one-handed. Thanks to the Cervantes Institute for hosting this great concert. Posted 13 December 2011

Concert: NEW DATE Classical, Piano recital. David Gomez, at the Hotel Palais Jamais, nr Bab Guissa, Fes Medina. Now Tuesday 13th December 2011. Start time 19.00. A Cervantes Institute event. Posted 07 & 11 December 2011

Concert: Classical, Ensemble Sinkro, a Trio formed in Vittoria, Basque Country, at the Cervantes Institute, 5 Rue Douiat, Résidence Walili, VN Fez (street behind Kitea). Thursday 08 December 2011. Start time 19.00. Posted 06 December 2011

Sports: Confederation Cup Final 2nd Leg Full Time: MAS Fes 1 - 0 Club African Tunis. MAS win 6-5 on penalties, no extra time played. BBC Match Report. Posted 04 & 05 December 2011

Sports: Confederation Cup Final 1st Leg Full Time: Club African Tunis 1 - 0 MAS Fes. 2nd leg in Fes on 4th Dec. Posted 19 November 2011

Sports: MAS of Fes play the 1st leg of the Confederation Cup Final (equiv Europa League) against Tunisia's Club African in Tunis this eve at 17.00. Return leg in Fes on 04 Dec. Live on Al Jazeera Sport+9. BBC Article here Posted 19 November 2011

Concert: Manuel Imán Trío "Fusion and new musical language", Tuesday 15 November, 19.00h, Instituto Cervantes de Fez, 5 Rue Douiat, Résidence Walili, VN Fez (street behind Kitea). Also playing 16th Ifrane & 17th Meknes. A Instituto Cervantes de Fez event. Posted 15 November 2011

Sports: Fes football team MAS have qualified for the African Confederation Cup final (UEFA Cup equivalent). Yala Massawi!!! BBC Report here Posted 31 October 2011

Concert: Jazz/World Music: The Institut Français Fes complete their October trilogy of Jazz concerts with 2 gigs, next Tues 25th & Wed 26th. Good to see both bands having a brass (Sax) presence. Venue: Dar Batha, 15 Salaj, Fes Medina (street directly opp Hotel Batha), Adm: 20 dhm. Time 19.00h Posted 23 October 2011

Concert: Jazz/World Music: 'Raulin Darmé Avenel invite Majid Bekkas', Monday, 03 October, 19.00h, French Institute, Dar Batha, 15 Salaj, Fes Medina (small street directly opp Hotel Batha). The 1st of 3 October 'Jazz' gigs at Dar Batha. Posted 02 October 2011

Concert: Jazz, Miguel Angel Chastang Quartet, Monday 26 September, REVISED START TIME 19.00h, Cultural Complex Hourria, Ave Palestine, Fez VN (behind the big mosque at the end of Rue Lalla Miriem). A Cervantes Institute event. Posted 21 September 2011, Updated 26/9/2011

Cultural: The new Institute Français Fes, Cultural Programme for Sept-Dec 2011 (Pdf file here) is now available. Posted 15 September 2011

News: GMT here in Fez. The clocks went back an hour last night in preparation for Ramadan which is likely to begin tomorrow evening, 1st Aug. Posted 31 July

Travel: Currently no Ryanair flights between Fez and any Spanish airport are listed for the winter timetable. Flights to some other European destinations: i.e. London, Paris, Marseilles, Milan, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Brussels, are listed. No winter flights listed for current Italian routes of Rome, Bologna & Pisa. Posted 17 June

Shopping: Sefrou based artist Jess Stephens, has opened a temporary PopUp shop/gallery on Talaa Kibera (40m down from Medersa BouInnania), selling her own Morocco inspired pieces. Good prices for original necklaces, earrings, & bracelets, as well as some paintings and a big metal/teapot ceiling hanging. Open daily 10am-8pm until 17/6/2011 Posted 04 June 2011

Festival: The 2011 Sefrou Cherry Festival has been confirmed for 16th to 19th June. Check out Posted 01 June 2011

Concert: Bluegrass/Fusion, @ 8pm, Tuesday 10 May, 2011, Free Adm. Venue: Centre Cultural Al Hourria, behind the big mosque at the junction of Lalla Meriem/Place Kennedy, Ville Nouvelle, Fez. Poster here. Short review on Facebook page. Posted 08 May 2011 / 01 June 2011

Concert: Sacred Songs of Islam and the West, Noureddine Tahiri (Maroc) & Dominique Vellard (France). TODAY Thursday April 07, 19H, French Institute, Dar Batha, 15 Salaj, Fes Medina (small street directly opp Hotel Batha). A French Institute event.

Cultural: The Institut Francais Fes, Cultural Programme for April-July 2011 is now available. Posted 01 April 2011

Concert: L'Aurore Quartet & Mourad Benhammou, Violin/Vocals, Bass, 2 Guitars with Guest drummer, Jazz/Swing/Bebop style. Wednesday March 30, 19H, French Institute, Dar Batha, 15 Salaj, Fes Medina (small street directly opp Hotel Batha). A French Institute event. Posted 28 March 2011

Exhibition: 'Hammans Hidden Door - Living Treasure' at the Cherratin Medrasa, Fes Medina. 23/02/2011 to 08/04/2011, open 10h to 18h. Free Adm. Facebook Poster here Posted 18 March 2011

Concert: Eric Vincent, Singer-Songwriter, Friday March 18, 19H, Palais Jamais Hotel, near Bab Guissa, Fes Medina. A French Institute event. Posted 17 March 2011

Volubilus Wildlife Some photos on our Facebook page from a recent day trip to the Roman site of Volubilis, Posted 14 February 2011

Cultural: The new French Institute Fez, Cultural Programme for Jan-Mar 2011 is now available, with some interesting Music and other events. Posted 09 January 2011

New English Language Bookshop in Fez. Congratulations to Mary Conway, manager of the just opened English Language Bookshop at the American Language Centre in Fez. Good stock of Coffee table books, novels, Arabic writers, cookbooks, Moroccan subject matter etc. Today there were loads of Penguin Classics for only 20dhm!!! Some photos on Facebook site Posted 01 December 2010

Concert, Band: What about Penguins, this Friday 12 November 2010, 1900 @ Palais Jamai, tkt 20 dhms, Guitar & Piano, Pop/Songwriter style, plenty of videos on you tube if you want to check them out.  A French Institute event. Posted 08 November 2010 


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