Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

Two reasons to visit this Art Exhibition

American artists Montreuil


Reason 1.  It’s an exhibition of paintings by American artists who worked in the area of Montreuil, so if you live in the area or know the town you are going to see the place as different eyes saw it at a different time.


acary house montreuilReason 2.  The venue for the exhibition is the hotel Acary-de-la-Rivière, one of Montreuil’s finest town houses.  Yes, it is a bit run down at the moment, but see it now before its forthcoming restoration, and then go again afterwards for an impression of its full splendour.

The house, which was originally built as the home of a Marshal of the French army in 1810,  was bequeathed to the town of Montreuil by Mary Wooster in 1973, to serve a museum dedicated to peace.


New Exhibition of Art & Photography in Hesdin

Frogsider readers are invited to the vernissage of an exhibition of paintings by Chris, and photography by Jean Louis Saelens.  Friday 23 October, from 18h30, Salle Mendes France, Hotel de Ville, Hesdin.

The exhibition will run from October 21 to 28. Open 15h00 to 19h00, (10h00 to 12h00 on Sunday)


Local Author’s history of Anglo-French rivalry now on sale!

Eric Marmousez "Le Match"

Le “Match” Angleterre-France, Eric Marmousez’s history of Anglo-French rivalry and conflict, is available now in bookstores and online

England v France:  a history of rivalry, mistrust and misunderstanding

Local author Eric Marmousez has published his own version of the story comparing it to a “match”.  Marmousez examines long-lasting conflicts and rivalries, detailing the effects of a multiplicity of factors including language, archaeology, economic development, social and strategic objectives that have resulted in the fundamental and lasting differences between the two neighbouring nations.

L’Angleterre et la France : cela évoque immanquablement l’ancestrale rivalité, l’incompréhension et la méfiance.

L’auteur préfère qualifier notre histoire commune de « match »… En recoupant les apports de l’histoire économique, de la linguistique, de l’archéologie, d’éléments de stratégie militaire, de sociologie, l’enquête débouche sur les invariants spécifiques à nos deux nations.

Eric Marmousez lives in Groffliers near Berck.

Le “Match” Angleterre-France is available online from Editions Harmattan, from, or

Or buy it from your local bookstore.




Exhibition of Paintings by Chris – Invitation to Vernissage

The exhibition, Fragments de Vies, by the award winning artist Chris, runs from September 25 to October 16.  (See days and hours of opening on the poster below)

Frogsider readers are invited to the Vernissage on September 30 at 17h30



invitation expo R°

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