Tue 4 Oct - Sun 2 Apr
This year, Tate’s Turbine Hall Hyundai Commission will be undertaken by Philippe Parreno, French renowned artist who works across film, video, sound, sculpture, performance and information technology to create dramatic sensory journeys.
Fri 21 Oct - Sun 26 Feb
Artes Mundi (Cardiff)
As part of this exhibition, Neil Beloufa will present, for the first time in Wales, the critically acclaimed video and installation piece World Domination, first shown at the Palais de Tokyo in 2012.
Mon 2 Jan - Sun 2 Apr
A tribute to George Orwell's 1984 and a cry of protest against totalitarianism of all kinds, Sansal's 2084 tells the story of a near future in which religious extremists have established an oppressive caliphate where autonomous thought is forbidden.
Wed 4 Jan - Sat 4 Mar
Alain-Fournier’s poems, while relatively few, are one of the small pearls washed up in the maelstrom of early twentieth-century France. Anthony Howell, Anthony Costello and Anita Marsh provide here a comprehensive English translation for the first time.
Wed 11 Jan - Sat 11 Mar
Is the world ready for Jeanne's masterful analysis of labyrinth motifs in Kafka’s The Trial? Notes on a Thesis is a reminder of the strangeness of academia, of every awful essay, every disastrous exam, and every insanity-inducing dissertation.
Mon 16 Jan - Sun 16 Apr
The White House
Eve Chabanon aims to explore identity for young women, the choices available to them as they grow up and their access to different options, examples and role models.
Tue 17 Jan - Sat 25 Feb
Choreographing our relations to each other, the shows will explore notions such as fluidity and formlessness through the use of dance - as both a strategy of resistance and a thinking process that is in flux and allows indetermination.
Wed 18 Jan - Sat 18 Mar
Immediate and gripping, The Arab of the Future 2 once again reveals the inner workings of a tormented country and a tormented family, delivered through Riad Sattouf ‘s dazzlingly original graphic style.
Sat 21 Jan - Tue 21 Mar
By turns harsh and lyrical, pointed and nostalgic, The Prospector is a ‘parable of the human condition’ (Le Monde) by one of the most significant literary figures in Europe today.
Fri 27 Jan - Sun 12 Mar
Artist Katia Kameli is presenting Stream of Stories as part of the exhibition Forms of Action, which brings together existing works and new commissions by artists whose actions in society are at the core of their practice.
Wed 1 - Tue 28 Feb
University of St Andrews
Emmanuelle Pireyre will be Writer in Residence in February 2017 at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. She will notably give talks on Twenty-First-Century French Fiction.
Fri 3 Feb - Sun 26 Mar
Grand Union, Birmingham
‘Dance Room’ will be the largest body of work by Alex Cecchetti to be presented in the UK outside of London. It is part of the exhibition 'Hand and Mind' at Grand Union gallery, a series of performances linking the development of language and gesture.
Mon 6 Feb - Thu 6 Apr
The arrival of a letter delayed by 33 years sparks off a quest that leads both on a nostalgic journey back to the 1980s and right to the heart of France today.
Wed 8 Feb - Sat 18 Mar
The Koppel Project
‘The Bloody Chamber’ is a collection of re-imagined fairy tales by Angela Carter. The exhibition interrogates the fluidity of sexuality, the zones of influence between humanity and animality, and the constant metaphorical potential in living bodies.
Thu 9 Feb - Sun 9 Apr
From the Burmese jungle to the slums of London or the conquest of the Wild West, Antonin Varenne takes us on a thrilling journey full of sound and unabated fury, reviving the lapsed tradition of the great writers of boundless adventure.
Fri 10 Feb - Sat 11 Mar
Fabienne Audeoud solo exhibition in Plymouth, explores the difficulties of being in opposition to other people's beliefs. In today's climate of deep global divisions how can we constructively discuss the rejection or re-imagining of religious faith?
Fri 10 Feb - Sun 7 May
Ashmolean Museum (Oxford)
In works by Matisse, Manet, Chagall, Renoir, Degas, Léger and Picasso, this ground-breaking exhibition tells one of the most compelling stories in the history of art – the rise of modernism.
Wed 15 Feb - Sat 15 Apr
It is an extraordinary portrait of escaping from an unbearable childhood, inspired by the author’s own. Written with an openness and compassionate intelligence, ultimately, it asks, how can we create our own freedom?
Mon 20 Feb - Thu 20 Apr
When a woman finds a suicide note in her mailbox, she can't imagine that it has anything to do with her. And yet it signals the end of her own life... but who is her enemy? Only Commandant Martin Servaz can find out...
Wed 22 - Sat 25 Feb
Full of invention, wit and mischievous humour, this multimedia spectacle by Blanca Li Company sees eight agile dancers share the stage with seven personality-infused robot humanoids, all dancing to the percussive beat of a ten-piece mechanical orchestra.
Wed 22 Feb
St John’s Smith Square
Ensemble Variances performs ‘Outre-mémoire’ by Thierry Pécou. In this great work often compared to Messiaen’s 'Quatuor pour la fin du temps', Pécou leads us once again into an overwhelming musical experience that invokes a state of meditative contemplation.
Wed 22 Feb
The Waiting Room
Based between Santiago, Chile and Paris, France, the duo of Caroline Chaspoul and Eduardo Henriquez were members of cult disco-punk band Panico. Nova Materia is both more danceable and more abstract, turning scrap metal (and more) into percussion.
Wed 22 Feb
Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. She unlocks the secrets of Berg's Violin Concerto, also featuring symphonies by Denisov and Shostakovich.
Thu 23 Feb
The hugely successful musician presents an evening with his legendary rock band Bijelo Dugme. Bregovic rose to fame in his native Bosnia Herzegovina playing guitar with Bijelo Dugme, which became the most popular band ever in the former Yugoslavia.
Thu 23 Feb
The Signet Library
Professor Fabrice Defferrard will talk about his book The law According to Star Trek, addressing, with lots of examples from both Star Trek TV series and feature films, all science fiction fans but also students willing to discover the law creatively.
Fri 24 Feb
Using amateur tracking shots and outlandish transitions between storylines, it connects disaffected youth in Argentina, Mozambique and the Philippines through a shared search for fulfilment beyond the mundanity, and often precarity, of routine jobs.
Films & TV, Visual Arts
Sun 26 Feb
Screen writer Thomas Bidegain will talk about A Prophet in this special screening of Jacques Audiard's acclaimed masterpiece, part of The Craft of Film. Don't miss it!
Films & TV
Sun 26 Feb
Anne Sebba and award-winning French journalist Ariane Bois talk about their compelling new books Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s and The Keeper of our Brothers. Part of the Jewish Book Week 2017.
Tue 28 Feb - Fri 28 Apr
Beguiled by the figure of German physicist Werner Heisenberg, who disrupted the assumptions of quantum mechanics with his notorious Uncertainty Principle, a young philosopher attempts to take the measure of the evil at work in the contemporary world.
Wed 1 - Tue 7 Mar
La Nouvelle Alliance is a translated language focus on French poetry for StAnza 2017. French-language poets will push the boundaries of poetry in a range of readings, workshops and performances not-to-be-missed.
Thu 2 Mar - Sun 21 May
Artistic engineers HeHe have turned the gallery space into an experimental drilling site, and the environment of the gallery is transformed into an industrial landscape where boreholes are drilled and waste chemicals are treated.
Thu 2 Mar - Sun 21 May
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Speak at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery brings together contemporary artists – Tania Bruguera, Douglas Gordon, Laure Prouvost and Cally Spooner – whose diverse practices expand John Latham’s ‘open toolbox’ for artists.
Fri 3 Mar
One of France's finest beatmakers, Jean-Christophe Le Saoût's recent release By Any Beats Necessary sees him team up with guests including Wu Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah. Get ready for an almighty collision of blues, psychedelic rock, soul, funk and hip-hop.
Fri 3 Mar - Sat 1 Apr
This pop-up immersive bilingual play, created by Marianne Badrichani and the Company, will make you dive into the absurdist world of Ionesco, in a fanciful venue, with a glass of wine in hand. With this funny and original theatrical event, your night out (with the Smiths) is sure to be unique and memorable!
Fri 3 Mar
The Camden Assembly
The French duo, augmented by other musicians on stage, took their dialogue between house and techno and Eastern musical traditions to a new level on last year's debut album Musique de France, which saw them championed by tastemakers including Gilles Peterson.
Sat 4 - Sat 11 Mar
15 dancers, drawn from the Paris Opera Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor explore Olafur Eliasson’s visual concept, reflecting the audience’s gaze back at them as he immerses them into his strange world. In collaboration with award-winning musician Jamie xx.
Sun 5 Mar
Launched in 2010, Bastien Lallemant's Les siestes acoustiques is a relaxing show mixing acoustic vibes and French spoken word. The audience is invited to lie down and unwind while musicians play music and narrate stories. You can even bring a pillow!
Sun 5 Mar
Cellist Edgar Moreau performs Tchaikovsky's moving Sixth Symphony with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Tugan Sokhiev.
Thu 9 Mar
The Touareg pioneers of the desert blues sound, who won a Grammy Award for best World Music Album in 2011, are back on the road to support the release of their eagerly awaited new album, Elwan, which features guests including Kurt Vile and Mark Lanegan.
Thu 9 Mar
The Oui Love club nights are a new platform for the most exciting music made in France. On the bill: Parisian psych-tronica explorers DBFC, the new wave R&B sounds of Sônge, euphoric pop from Juveniles and the gut-wrenching indie rock of Bantam Lyons.
Sat 11 Mar
Odeon Cinema Greenwich
Following on its release in Paris last November, and its presentation in New York, Le Gang des Antillais announces its UK Premiere. A movie inspired by a true story in the 70s. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and an After Party.
Films & TV
Wed 15 Mar
Belgium’s biggest ever pop star makes her long-awaited UK concert debut. Fabian, who has sold over 32 million records worldwide, will be performing in English and French, delivering classic hits including 'Je T'aime' and 'I Will Love Again'.
Wed 15 Mar
The Hippodrome Casino
The French star, who has already released two albums to date including last year's eponymous effort, saw his rapid rise capped with a Victoires de la Musique award for 'Best Artist' in 2016. This will be his first time playing hits like Pas là in the UK.
Wed 15 Mar
Gifted young cellist Gautier Capuçon and acclaimed pianist Frank Braley perform masterpieces by Debussy, Fauré, Rostropovich, Britten and more. Part of the year-long Cello Unwrapped series at Kings Place.
Wed 22 Mar
Clapham Grand Theatre
This theatrical genre (in French) is a cross between improvisational theatre and ice hockey with actors from several francophone countries engaging in a battle of wits and creativity, mixing humour and ingenuity to win the favour of the public!
Mon 27 Mar
Signing to Domino in the UK, Frànçois and The Atlas Mountains endeared themselves to discerning UK audiences with their infectious, African-tinged indie-pop. This London date is part of a tour to support the follow-up to their 2014 album Piano Ombre.
Thu 30 Mar
The young pioneer of the Afro-Trap sound, which has proved wildly popular in France and beyond, comes to London for his first UK show. Initially building up a huge following online, the rising star is set to become a cultural phenomenon.
Mon 10 Apr - Sat 24 Jun
Charing Cross Theatre
“The Braille Legacy” tells the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world.
Wed 3 - Sun 7 May
Six characters emerge in a strange fairy-tale lair. A woman transforms into a lizard, a piano plays itself, and plates magically appear and disappear. In the middle of it all James Thierrée works his magic with the aid of a squat servant.
Thu 15 Jun
The pioneering jazz-funk group formed in France in the 1970s and their Troupeau Bleu LP went on to become the holy grail of French groove, sampled by the likes MF Doom, Lupe Fiasco and Rick Ross. This rare show features the original 1970s lineup.