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    Chinese Man
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    Chinese Man at O2 Forum Kentish Town on 27 May

    Following a stage-shaking live show in May 2015, Chinese Man are coming back to do it all over again to top what was an explosive set. Tireless warriors of the sound, Chinese Man undoubtedly bring the beats but their live performance really does deliver with a horn section and live percussionist...

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    Christine and the Queens
    French gig

    Christine and the Queens at the Roundhouse on 3 May: SOLD OUT

    Christine and the Queens will perform a London headline show, at the Roundhouse on 3 May. This follows her debut show at Koko which sold out in just three days.

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The Brand New Testament (Le Tout Nouveau Testament)

God exists. He lives in Brussels. He (Benoît Poelvoorde) is horrible to his wife (Yolande Moreau) and his 10-year-old daughter, Ea (Pili Groyne). To get back to her dad, she sends everyone the date of their death by text.


Couple in a hole

Following a terrible and mysterious accident, John (Paul Higgins) and Karen (Kate Dickie) find refuge in the forest, in the middle of the French Pyrenees. Living a feral existence, they survive by...


All Three of Us (Nous trois ou rien)

Hibat, an Iranian political dissident in the 1970s, braves prison and exile for his principles before fleeing to France to start anew as a community worker in Paris.


At first sight (Coup de foudre)

1952 in post-war France, Lena (Isabelle Huppert) and Madeleine (Miou-Miou), two opposed women meet, and the intensity of their relationship spins both their marriages to the breaking point.


Disorder (Maryland)

Following a tour of duty, Special Services soldier Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts) takes a job in security for a wealthy Lebanese businessman and his family. Despite the apparent tranquillity on...


Youth

Two old friends, a retired conductor (Michael Caine) and a film director (Harvey Keitel) are vacationing in the Swiss Alps. While reflecting on their past, they look with curiosity and tenderness...


Marguerite

Paris, in the 1920s. Marguerite Dumont (Catherine Frot) is a wealthy woman, passionate about music and opera. She sings at least 4 hours a day and has been singing in front of her regular audience...


A Sunday in the Country (Un dimanche à la campagne)

Monsieur Ladmiral is an ageing painter who lives alone in his country house, cared for by his housekeeper, Mercédés. Every so often, his son Gonzague comes to visit him with his young family.


The Lacemaker (La Dentellière)

Pomme, 19 years old is an apprentice in a hairdresser shop. She is very quiet and shy. Her opposite is Marylène, her collègue who likes to flirt and speaks loudly, this one decides to take Pomme...



Cinema event back to categories

The LOCO London Comedy Film Festival presents 'Liberté, Egalité, Hilarité' - 22/04 to 01/05

The LOCO London Comedy Film Festival presents 'Liberté, Egalité, Hilarité', a special focus on new French comedies. Each of the films selected showcases a different aspect of contemporary France.

The Adventures of Antoine Doinel at the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival

Between 1959 and 1979, director François Truffaut and actor Jean-Pierre Léaud collaborated on four feature ?lms and one short film that followed the life of Antoine Doinel from his stormy teens...

Isabelle Huppert Retrospective at Ciné Lumière in May

As Isabelle Huppert hits the stage of the Barbican Centre in Phaedra (9-18 June), Ciné Lumière saw fit to dedicate a retrospective of her most iconic films throughout May and June.

Art and Football: a Perfect Match? at Ciné Lumière in May and June

France will host the Euro 2016 tournament from 10 June to 10 July. With a few weeks to go before the opening game, Euro fever is on the rise. The beautiful game can get ugly, yet it has also...


Classical music back to categories

An "Entente musicale" at Holy Trinity on 9 July

Lewisham Choral Society returns to the glorious setting of the Grade 1 listed Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square to perform French and English music from the early and mid 20th century. Amidst Arts & Craft and pre-Raphaelite splendour, the choir sings a setting of the Mass by the virtually blind organist Louis Vierne – described as 'a worthy retort to Fauré's Requiem' – and a heart-felt prayer for peace by the young, prize-winning Lili Boulanger.


Café Philo at the French Institute on Saturday morning

The French Institute is re-introducing Café Philo. This popular philosophy club had vanished but it is now back. The format remains the same: informal, interesting and lively.


Elie Semoun at The Hippodrome Casino Theatre - 22 & 23 June

Elie Semoun comes to London for the first time with his new show ‘A PARTAGER!’ Discover all the new outrageous characters created by Elie Semoun: Fabrice the spa owner, Xavier the womaniser with a motor disability, Oussama Ben Dubois the aspiring jihadist, the greedy and liberated Mapi Cougar, Jean-Louis the fascist mayor, a pervert who is delighted with “human relationships” in Thailand…


Coming Up back to categories

 FREE  Tri-lingual services at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) is holding tri-lingual services in Hebrew/French/English on Friday evenings.


Oh Là Là ! Starring Isabelle Georges at St James Theatre on 4 May

After four highly acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the fantastique, féline, Parisian cabaret star, Isabelle Georges premieres in London!

Alain Souchon and Laurent Voulzy at Eventim Apollo on 26 May

After 30 years of diverse collaborations, Alain Souchon and Laurent Voulzy released their first duo album in 2014, entitled "Alain Souchon & Laurent Voulzy". Both artists will be performing for the...

Chinese Man at O2 Forum Kentish Town on 27 May

Following a stage-shaking live show in May 2015, Chinese Man are coming back to do it all over again to top what was an explosive set. Tireless warriors of the sound, Chinese Man undoubtedly bring...


Exhibitions back to categories

Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art at the National Gallery - 17 February to 22 May

This landmark exhibition will explore the themes of Orientalism (religious, literary and historical narratives), animals, flowers and aestheticism.

 FREE  Hervé Constant exhibition at GX Gallery - from 4 until 28 May

Hervé’s work is a mixture of different interests, social and cultural influences. Recent projects involve video, photos and sounds and Artist's Books.


Christine and the Queens at the Roundhouse on 3 May: SOLD OUT

Christine and the Queens will perform a London headline show, at the Roundhouse on 3 May. This follows her debut show at Koko which sold out in just three days.

Broken Back at Scala - On 22/05

Just when you thought the world didn’t have room for another charming, quirky French musician, Broken Back comes along and you have to surrender. Broken Back combines the best of two very different...

Piaf! The show with Anne Carrere at the Barbican Centre - On 14/06

In Edith Piaf’s centenary year, the Barbican Centre is hosting the first London performance of Piaf! The Show, starring Anne Carrere. "The best show ever made about the life of Edith Piaf",...

Benjamin Clementine at Somerset House on 9 July

When North Londoner Benjamin Clementine performs, people stop and listen. His powerful and tender voice compliments the stark intimacy of his lyrics and ebb and flow of his piano lines. He creates...

Caravan Palace at Somerset House on 14 July

Electro-pioneers Caravan Palace fuse hedonistic house and old school jazz to glorious effect. Their decadent, potent cocktail of jazz manouche, hip-hop, jive, house and beats defies simple...

St Germain at Somerset House on 16 July

St Germain's new eponymous album is a subtle mixture of machines and instruments, of authentic roots and modern influences.

La Femme at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - On 17 November

Rock and pop, rococo-bauhaus, fed from multiple influences (Krafwerk, Elli & Jacno) La Femme just wants to please you. Generous and welcoming, she stretches you her white hand in the dark, if you...


Creative music camp for children in French - August 22-26

Children will be playing the piano or wind instruments taught by two dynamic and passionate French professional music teachers. They will also attend a number of classes: singing, active rhythmic drumming, creative music and French workshops.


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Phaedra(s) at the Barbican with Isabelle Huppert - 9 to 18 June

Embodying one of Greek mythology’s most enigmatic characters, French screen and stage actress Isabelle Huppert makes a rare London appearance to play Phaedra, her story relocated to a modern world.


 FREE  Monthly meetings to support Alain Juppé's candidacy for the primary elections in November 2016

Le Comité CAP AJ UK, Comité de Soutien au Royaume Uni pour la candidature d’Alain Juppé aux élections primaires de la droite et du centre de Novembre 2016, se réunira tous les 1ers jeudi de chaque mois de 19h à 20h30 au Bar des Gourmets des Ternes.


The Londonaise pétanque tournament at Barnard Park on 4 & 5 June

International triples and doubles boules/pétanque competition - Total prize fund: £5,000.


New Perspectives on WWII at Ciné Lumière on 19 May

Professor Guillaume Piketty (Sciences Po Paris) and Professor Robert Gildea (Oxford University), will discuss the "Encyclopaedia of WWII" recently edited by Guillaume Piketty and Jean-François Muracciole and "Fighters in the Shadows", Robert Gildea’s latest book on the French Resistance.

Jonathan Coe meets Maylis de Kerangal at Ciné Lumière on 20 May

Two of France and the UK's favourite writers meet for an exceptional Franco-British conversation. Together they will discuss the twists and turns of writing ultra-contemporary fiction. The talk...

Sylvère Lotringer on Antonin Artaud at Ciné Lumière on 26 May

In The Man Who Disappeared, Sylvère Lotringer, cultural theorist and founder of Semiotext(e), gives a personal artistic response to Antonin Artaud’s journey to Ireland in 1937.

Reading Group at the Institut Français

Literary discussion with a little French twist! This season, the Institut's unique bilingual Reading Group is dedicated to Testing Translation.

A history of French Cinema in 12 easy lessons - 12/04 to 05/07

Twelve evening classes taking you through the history of French cinema from 1895 to 2016, using clips, DVDs, discussion, illustrated notes and supporting material physical and on the net.


Workshops back to categories

Drama Workshops in French

Julien Balajas, a French professional actor, opens a new Drama workshop for adults in West Kensington on the stage of a lovely theatre located inside the BHAVAN Center.



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