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Evocation as part of Marchland Season

London,The Bridewell Theatre22 Feb - 1 Mar
Fin de siècle Brighton. A young woman washed up on the beach is forced to revisit, time and again, her tragic history. Adult puppetry, poetry and drone noise in La Soupe’s Evocation, an experience that Edinburgh’s The Student described as truly life changing. In collaboration with poet Mick Wood and electro-acoustic composer Antoine Arlot, Alsace’s La Soupe have revisited the Pierrot Lunaire poems of Albert Giraud, creating from them a piece that takes an unflinching look at the cultural borders…

Retour Au Pays as part of Marchland Season

London,The Bridewell Theatre24 Feb
A companion piece to Théâtre Volière play Arnika exploring the multi-lingualism of border regions and its effect on their cultures. Like one of the characters in Arnika, the Alsatian poet Andre Weckmann was forcibly drafted into the Wehrmacht in WW2. After being wounded on the Russian front, he managed to desert and join the Free French. Weckmann’s poem Retour au Pays, written in three languages, is a meditation on his return to Alsace. Devised by three Alsatian theatre makers, taking…

Journée de la Francophonie

London,Institut français in London20 Mar
Every year on 20 March, countries around the world celebrate Francophonie through cultural events honouring the French language. This year, Francophonie UK (gathering the representations of France, Canada, Switzerland, Monaco, the Federation of Wallonie-Bruxelles and Quebec in the UK) have decided to place schools in the spotlight by organising a grand competition, the Joutes Oratoires Lycéennes, for British pupils learning French in secondary schools in the country. See also: The online worldwide public consultation of plurilingualism: monideepourlefrancais.fr The Match International d’Improvisation on…
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