Simon Widdowson


“I grew up in Leeds, England before embarking on a life of a traveling troubadour, singing my songs across lands far and wide, before eventually laying my hat in Lyon about 10 years ago where I now enjoy working as a writer/translator for This is Lyon. I’ll be bringing you sound advice on some of the best things about this great city, so stay tuned!

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Simon Widdowson has blogged 3 posts

Lyon’s Festival of Light with some music on the side

  It’s a feast for the eyes and runs from the 7th to the 10th of December at various locations around the centre of Lyon. The Lyon’s Fête des Lumières by a veteran spectator As a 10 year veteran spectator of this dazzling event I predict that the best days to beat the crowds will […]

Art Flows to Lyon in a Floating World

The 14th edition of the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Lyon takes place from September 20th 2017 to January 7th 2018 and is curated by Emma Lavigne

When Lyon becomes the European Capital of Crime

The Quais du Polar which takes place every year in Lyon (Friday March 31st to Sunday April 2nd 2017) is an internationally recognised festival which brings together celebrated authors from around the world

Lyon, a city of peace, love and understanding.

Hi, I’m Simon, I grew up in Yorkshire, England before embarking on a life of a wandering singing troubadour across lands far and wide before laying my hat in Lyon 10 years ago to write my book “How to almost make a living as a musician”. I’ll be your friendly guide bringing you sound advice […]