« Live Achrafieh » Festival at Sassine Square


During a press conference held on Wednesday Minister and MP Michel Pharaon announced the organization of a new event right in the heart of the Lebanese Capital, Place Sassine in Achrafieh : the first edition of the festival "Live Achrafieh" will take place on Saturday, 19th of June at 7.30 pm.

"Live Achrafieh" is a cultural and artistic event stemming from a multidisciplinary particularly-apolitical initiative”, underlined Michel Pharaon. This event comes to complete the “Adaa” project, which is another event launched few months ago to promote the assets of this very particular region of Lebanon.

The Yellow House will become a museum


The City of Paris and the City of Beirut join forces for the rehabilitation and transformation of the Yellow house into a Museum of the City’s History. This cooperation is part of the friendship between Paris and Beirut, formalized by the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation in September 2006, explained in April 2010 officials at the embassy and the city of Paris.

During the official launching of the project on April 7th, 2010, Mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoë said that Beirut has been developing since 2007 this rehabilitation project of the Yellow House, conducted jointly by a team from the two capitals. "The architectural work is built around respect for the trace of the past, conservation, and reconstruction of the building," he added, pointing out that rehabilitation works will begin by fall 2010 and the Museum will open its doors by early 2013.