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.
Fri 25 Nov - Sat 4 Feb
Waddington Custot Gallery
Fabienne Verdier’s first solo exhibition in London will feature large-scale abstract paintings produced over the last year. Verdier uses painting tools of her own invention, which allows her mark making to be a product of the body moving freely.
Mon 28 Nov - Sat 28 Jan
Self Made Hero
The remarkable life of Salvador Dalí - in graphic novel form. Edmond Baudoin, one of the most original talents in contemporary French comics, offers his depiction of the man behind the artist.
Mon 5 Dec - Sun 5 Feb
Arthur is aboard a boat bound for the United States, where a scholarship awaits him, along with the promise of a glittering future. But the few days spent on the ship will have a defining effect on the young Frenchman when he encounters the love of his life.
Sat 10 Dec - Sat 18 Feb
The Old Vic
One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon. Director Matthew Warchus reunites the original creative team to revisit Yasmina Reza’s study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance.
Wed 14 Dec - Tue 14 Feb
This major new biography of Barthes, based on unpublished material never before explored (archives, journals and notebooks), sheds new light on his intellectual positions, his political commitments and his ideas, beliefs and desires.
Wed 21 Dec - Tue 21 Feb
Drawing on letters and memoirs, Mad Enchantment gives an intimate portrayal of Claude Monet in all his tumultuous complexity, and firmly places his water lily paintings among the greatest achievements in the history of art.
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.
Fri 13 Jan - Mon 13 Feb
After a record turnout for the UniFrance online festival in 2016, with 6.5 million films viewed, the best of new-generation French cinema will be available once again from January 13 to February 13, 2017, worldwide!
Films & TV
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 - Sun 29 Jan
Actors, life-size puppets and video projection come together in this gripping piece of visual theatre that crackles and burns fiercely. Produced by Franco-Norwegian company Plexus Polaire, this show is part of the London International Mime Festival.
Fri 27 Jan
The Wallace Collection Manchester Square London W1U 3BN
Special evening lecture and book signing on Charles Le Brun, Louis XIV’s principal painter. This lecture will explore Le Brun’s different fields of activities and his relationship to Louis XIV.
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.
Wed 1 - Tue 7 Feb
Victoria and Albert Museum
As the debate about the future of Europe goes on, the Goethe-Institut London and the V&A have commissioned 12 international artists to imagine what Europe might look like 2,000 years from now. How might our present be viewed from the future?
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.
Sun 5 Feb
Notting Hill Arts Club
When Thomas Azier bought a 1920s upright piano, songs started hitting him like waves. His new release 'Talk To Me' bounced from just piano and voice to his laptop, and back. He started working on his sophomore album, which will be out in 2017. ‘Talk To Me’.
Tue 7 Feb
London Review Bookshop
Edouard Louis will be in discussion with the novelist Tash Aw about his autobiographical novel "En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule", newly translated into English as "The End of Eddy" (Harvill Secker).
Wed 8 Feb
César Vayssié presents the UK premiere of UFE(UNFILMÉVÈNEMENT), a film carving out a distinct space between dance, visual art, live performance and media production.
Films & TV, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
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
Salif Keita's music blends together the traditional griot music of his Malian childhood with other West African influences, along with influences from Cuba, Spain, and Portugal, and an unmistakably overall Islamic sound.
Fri 10 - Sat 11 Feb
St Bride Foundation, Bridewell Theatre
Zany and quirky, this comedy which uses Shakespeare's favourite literary device of a play within a play is a declaration of love to his works…with a plastic duck. Written and directed by Celine Devalan, performed by La Petite Vadrouille theatre company.
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?
Tue 21 Feb
A live event featuring a glittering line-up of speakers, poetry readings and live music, which will transport you back to Paris in 1910 and to the amazing cultural scene which so decisively influenced the work of T.S. Eliot.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.