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Institut Francais du Royaume-Uni

http://www.institut-francais.org.uk

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April 2019

Music Rendezvous with Le SuperHomard

April 25 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom

Championed by BBC 6 Music and described by Shindig magazine as “fusing the sounds of Air, Stereolab, Metronomy and late-60s French pop with shimmering synths and electro-pop”, Le SuperHomard are celebrating the release of their Meadow Lane Park album with this stripped-down UK show. Their set will be followed by a Q&A session.

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£8 - £12

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

April 26 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom

Guy and Geneviève are very much in love. When they find out that Guy must leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, they share a passionate night. Pregnant and devastated by Guy’s absence, Genevieve must choose whether to wait for Guy or marry a wealthy diamond merchant. A visually intoxicating masterpiece, Demy’s musical with Michel Legrand’s memorable soundtrack won the 1964 Palme d’Or in Cannes. Preceded by a musical introduction by composer and member of the Academy of Motion…

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£12

Edmond

April 28 | 5:00 pm - 7:10 pm
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom

1897. Edmond Rostand is a struggling playwright whose inspiration has dried-up. Thanks to his admirer Sarah Bernhardt, he is approached by the greatest actor of the day, Constant Coquelin, who absolutely insists on playing in his next play and wants to premiere it three weeks after. To much disdain of his entourage, he must resume to work and write an heroic comedy in verse. But all he has so far is a title: Cyrano de Bergerac. Followed by a Q&A with…

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Love in Times of War

April 30 | 6:25 pm - 7:30 pm
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom

A Franco-British Correspondence 1944-1946 Between 1944 and 1946, Francis Usai, a young French pilot based near York, wrote to Barbara Rigby, a student living in Liverpool. She recorded their conversations in her diary and kept the letters. Ian Reed (director, Yorkshire Air Museum), Geneviève Monneris (documentary maker) and historians Mona Parra (Université de Grenoble Alpes) and Claire Gorrara (Cardiff University) explore how this love story makes us see the War through the more intimate lens of the romance, while actors make us hear their voices through readings from…

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£10 - £12

#SharedEurope: La Nuit des rois ou tout ce que vous voulez

April 30 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom

Having survived a shipwreck, Viola arrives in Illyria where, to protect herself, she disguises herself as a man and takes on the name of Cesario. Entering the service of Duke Orsino, she is tasked with transmitting his love to the Countess Olivia. She excels so well in her mission that the Countess is swept away by her ardour. For his first production at the Comédie-Française, Thomas Ostermeier highlights, through this amorous plot revolving around disguised identities, how bewildering the awakening…

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May 2019

The Sound of Games

May 1 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom

What would video games be without sounds, scratches, pows but also voices and music? Meet sound expert Yann van der Cruyssen from Twin Twin Submarine Studio (France) and leader of a Game-Boy orchestra, and Nordine Ghachi, co-founder of the Dowino Studio (France), who launched the first-ever action-adventure game without video, A Blind Legend! They will be discussing with British sound designer in a talk interlaced with sounds, music and noises and followed by a performance and Q&A.

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£7 - £9

Luc Ferry on the Digital Revolution

May 2 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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Will the digital revolution change human life even in its most intimate aspects, that is, our own health? In his recent essay Sagesse et folie du monde qui vient, renowned French philosopher and former Minister of Youth, Education and Research, Luc Ferry, questions, with economist Nicolas Bouzou, the challenges raised by the digital revolution – especially for the future generations – in the conduct of the world, and tells us how to overcome the madness of fake news and conspiracy…

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Music Rendezvous with Pépite

May 14 | 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom

Signed to Microqlima, home also to L’Impératrice, Pépite are a duo – Édouard Perrin and Thomas Darmon – whose music is a collision between French chanson, American and Jamaican influences. The result is a rich but refined, classy and colourful take on pop. They’ll be presenting songs from their debut album Virages. Their set will be followed by a Q&A session.

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£5 - £15

Doulce Mémoire

May 16 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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Leonardo Da Vinci, The Hidden Music Described as the embodiment of “the Renaissance spirit”, the multi- awarded Doulce Mémoire ensemble – including the Diapason d’Or – has been performing around the world (Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Brasilia) for thirty years. They perform extracts from their new CD-book release: Leonardo Da Vinci, The Hidden Music(Alpha Classic, 2019) paying tribute to the 500th anniversary of the death of the Renaissance genius. This programme sets to uncover the secret music behind some of…

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£6 - £12

Daughters of de Beauvoir

May 16 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom

Academy Award member Imogen Sutton’s prize-winning documentary Daughters of de Beauvoir interweaves the life of feminist icon Simone de Beauvoir with those of the women she influenced – in particular through her seminal book The Second Sex. The film includes archive footage of de Beauvoir with Jean-Paul Sartre, as well as exclusive interviews with writers Kate Millett, Ann Oakley and Marge Piercy who all cite Simone de Beauvoir as a major force in their lives. Followed by a Q&A with director Imogen Sutton,…

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Free

Empowering Parental Workshop on Multilingualism and Memory

May 25 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom

Professional maternity practitioner, Pascale Rochefeuille, gives precious tips and guidance on how to teach children good habits and develop their memory in a brand new workshop designed for curious parents. By using your real-life experiences, you will be able to enhance and develop your kids’ language skills and ability to juggle with multiple languages without effort.

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