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    Laurent Gerra
    Stand-up

    Laurent Gerra at Union Chapel on 11 June

    Laurent Gerra will be performing in London for the very first time on the 11th June 2015. His show will be presented in the music hall tradition with the backing of Frédéric Manoukian’s 5-piece orchestra.

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    Kev Adams
    One-man show

    Kev Adams at Union Chapel on 13 June

    French humorist, Kev Adams, is back in London to present his latest show. After 350,000 visitors and over 2 million viewers for his first tour 'The Young Man Show', Kev Adams has grown 3cm taller. Be ready for a fun night out.

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    Contemporary Dance

    Philippe Decouflé - "Contact" at Sadler's Wells

    Using an extraordinary troupe of sixteen dancers, actors, singers and musicians, Decouflé has created a musical about musicals; borrowing from cabarets, circus, classic musicals and even flirting with Bollywood.

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Clouds of Sils Maria (Sils Maria)

Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) used to be quite famous when, aged 18, she played the role of Sigrid, a young and charming girl who drives an older woman, Helena to suicide. Twenty years later, she...


Girlhood (Bande de filles)

When she learns that she will not be able to get to high school, Marieme starts skipping school. She meets three young free-spirited girls, changes her name and style and starts stealing. But her...


Timbuktu

Kidane (Abel Jafri), his wife Satima (Hichem Yacoubi), their daughter Toya and their shepherd Issan are spending quiet days in the Malian desert, near Timbuktu. But when Kidane accidentally kills a...


Love at First Fight (Les Combattants)

Arnaud is about to spend a peaceful summer when he meets Madeleine, during a self-defence contest on the beach. He falls in love with this young combatant and slowly becomes a different man,...


Samba

A funny and moving tale from the directors of French hit Intouchables. Ten years after moving to France from Senegal, Samba (Omar Sy) plugs away at various lowly jobs. Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg)...


Suite Française

Based on the best-selling book by Irène Némirovsky and set during the Second World War German occupation of France, Suite française tells the story of Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams) as she...


Mommy

Canadian whiz kid Xavier Dolan returns to his original oedipal obsession with Cannes Jury Prize winner Mommy.


The New Girlfriend (Une Nouvelle Amie)

« A New Girlfriend » Francois Ozon's latest audacious new movie, is a tasteful mix of elegance and wit.



Notre Dame de France celebrates its 150th anniversary

This anniversary year is an opportunity for Notre Dame de France to rejoice in the richness of its community today: a rich programme for the whole year.


Classical music back to categories

City of Light: Paris 1900-1950 at the Royal Festival Hall

The Philharmonia's City of Light concert series concludes with an exploration of nostalgic yearning and the triumphant fulfilment of love. A rare chance to hear Messiaen's gargantuan Turangalila...

LMFL XIX International Summer course

Language and Music for Life runs a programme of intensive music and language courses to help young people develop their talents. Stunning locations, world-reknown teachers and supportive...


 FREE  Franglish - Language Exchange

FRANGLISH is a weekly French/English and Spanish/English language exchange event taking place in bars in the heart of London. Participants come to practice a foreign language and make friends in a warm and friendly environment.


Laurent Gerra at Union Chapel on 11 June

Laurent Gerra will be performing in London for the very first time on the 11th June 2015. His show will be presented in the music hall tradition with the backing of Frédéric Manoukian’s 5-piece...

Kev Adams at Union Chapel on 13 June

French humorist, Kev Adams, is back in London to present his latest show. After 350,000 visitors and over 2 million viewers for his first tour 'The Young Man Show', Kev Adams has grown 3cm taller....


5th anniversary of Les Fauristes - Fauré Requiem on 21 & 22 June

To celebrate their 5th Anniversary (and 10th concert), Les Fauristes will present a concert of 100% French music in June 2015. To mark these anniversary events, the French Chamber and orchestra of London will perform a selection of pieces by French composers from the romantic period (Franck, Saint-Saens, Faure).


Masterclass with Philippe Decouflé at the French Institute

Philippe Decouflé will be holding an exclusive masterclass on 15th June at the French Institute. The French choreographer of contemporary dance was internationally noticed when he staged the...

Philippe Decouflé - "Contact" at Sadler's Wells

Using an extraordinary troupe of sixteen dancers, actors, singers and musicians, Decouflé has created a musical about musicals; borrowing from cabarets, circus, classic musicals and even flirting...

d(ARE)/Here Be Lions at the Coronet

The Print Room at the Coronet and Theatre of Europe present d(ARE)/Here Be Lions. This show was born out of a collaboration between French artist, choreographer and dancer Sandrine Buring, and...

Pierrot Lunaire at the Bridewell Theatre

Théâtre Volière presents Pierrot Lunaire! This Dance Theatre features the original song settings of the French poet Albert Giraud's poems. The story takes place in an English country house circa...


 FREE  The Designer Fashion Pop-up in South Kensington

An interactive pop-up space is opening in South Kensington to celebrate ethical fashion and contemporary British and international talents. Designer clothes, accessories and homeware to rent or to buy, professional Photoshoot, fashion stylist advices, Tea Time and labels such as Thanhcongvu, Vietinio, Phi Pham, Ngo Thai Bao Loan Design, Jemma Jewelry, Saffie Pluck and many others.


Festival du Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire at the French Institute

Ciné Lumière is organising a small Festival du "Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire" for kids. This event, taking place ahead of the Festival du Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire, which will take place in Paris in July, will allow kids to discover a selection of short films about marvelous worlds and fairy tales. After the screenings, the children will get to vote for their favourite film.

Open City Documentary Festival at Ciné Lumière

The Open City Documentary Festival takes place every year in London in order to "nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. Ciné Lumière is taking part in this...

New French Faces at Ciné Lumière

Starting in June, Ciné Lumière wil be hosting the New French Faces film series, highlighting some of the rising stars of French cinema (Anaïs Demoustier, Reda Kateb, Raphaël Personnaz, Adèle...


French band La Femme at Koko on 24 November

The French band La Femme will be in London in May to perform its psych pop punk music at Koko! The group released their debut album Psycho Tropical Berlin in April last year.


Outdoor Events back to categories

6 hour day trip to the Cotswolds from London Paddington

Escape for a day in the Cotswolds, board a minivan for a trip through hidden villages, enjoy an invitation into a traditional cottage, savour an excellent English cream tea.


Plays/ Opera back to categories

The Father

Award winning, five star production of The Father is coming to the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn from 7 May – 13 June. The Father by French playwright Frorian Zeller was the winner of three Moliere awards including Best Play of 2014. Zeller been hailed as “one of the hottest literary talents in France” (Independent) and excitingly this production is the first time one of his plays has been performed in English. The Father brings the reality of a family living with...

Français de l'étranger at the Canal Cafe Theatre

Have you ever wanted to know more about the French who left their country to immigrate? Well this is it, this is the one play that will let you know everything there is to know. Book early or be...

Consolation at the Bridewell Theatre

Théâtre Volière presents the European Premiere of their tragi-comedy Consolation. Set in Southern France, Consolation is about the relationship between a young French actor who plays a Cathar...


Franco-British Conference on Europe and Human Rights

Following the UK election result, the future of the UK in Europe and Human Rights issues are once more under debate. A one-day Franco-British conference will be held at the prestigious Lancaster...

François Fillon in London on 17th June

The former French Primer Minister François Fillon will be visiting London on 17th June. He is one of the contenders in the run up to next primary election due to take place on 20th and 27th...


Backstage: behind the curtain of Romeo & Juliet

"Backstage" takes you behind the scene where an amateur theatre troupe is rehearsing a production of "Romeo & Juliet". The opening night is fast approaching and tension is mounting. Join this collective creation which reveals, behind the curtain, the actors in the raw, with all their shortcomings and lunacies...


La Londonaise - International Petanque Tournament on 5, 6 and 7 June

Last year, a new international petanque festival was launched in London under the name La Londonaise. This event, co-founded by Thierry Tomasin (owner of L'Angelus in Bayswater), Sylvain Borsi and Bruce Rowland is aiming to become one of the key international tournaments. It will be sure to be a fun three days... if the weather holds.


Camus Revisited - An Evening with Kamel Daoud at the French Institute

In "The Meursault Investigation", Kamel Daoud is putting 'the Arab', killed by Meursault in Camus's novel, in the position of the hero. He is thus raising the question of the Arab identity during colonialism in Algeria. On the occasion of the publication of his novel in the UK, Kamel Daoud is inviting you for a talk, in order to debate over the questions raised by his book. The event will be followed by the screening of "Quand Sisyphe se révolte".


Workshops back to categories

French drama workshop for adults

French Drama workshop on 21 June: all day to act, have fun, discover French plays and writers and get to play a character!



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