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Coming up tomorrow night is the 12th edition of the city’s all-night arty party, Nuit Blanche. The two curators Chiara Parisi and Julie Pellegrin have focused their program on 4 zones: the newly renovated riverbanks of the Seine; the Canal St-Martin; the new Place de la République and the Marais; and Belleville and Ménilmontant. Brit artist Martin Creed’s work “All the Bells. Work n° 1676” sets off proceedings at 7pm, with a collective concert when all public and church bells along the circuit will ring for three minutes, and the public are invited to get involved, dinging bike bells, or anything else they have to hand including the dedicated app All the Bells, which lets your iPhone do the work. Other highlights include Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang pyrotechnical extravaganza ‘Aventure d’un Soir,’ taking place on the Left Bank of the Seine, between the Pont Royal and the Solférino footbridge, at half past midnight. A performance of Stockhausen’s spectacular ‘Helicopter String Quartet’ will take place at the Monnaie de Paris, 6-8pm, when four string players in four helicopters fly and play. Also on the Left Bank, “Artistes aux Platines” transforms the river bank  at the Port du Gros Caillou (between the Pont des Invalides and Pont de l’Alma) into a giant outdoor dance party, with artists including Kolkoz behind the decks. And the Place de la République will be filled with a new fog sculpture by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya. Download a PDF of the complete program here or get the event’s free App.
Sat 5 Oct, 7pm-7am.

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