Thu 17 Sep - Sun 29 Nov
Music for Museums explores the intersection of visual art and experimental music, from compositions of the faintest sounds emitted by instruments, human bodies or electronic apparatuses, to music derived from mathematical systems and electric guitars.
Contemporary Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
Fri 2 Oct - Sun 10 Jan
The Photographers' Gallery
Noémie Goudal’s first major solo show in London will consist entirely of previously unseen works exploring the meeting point of nature and culture, theatrically staged photographs portraying complex constructions created by the artist within the landscape.
Tue 6 Oct - Wed 6 Jan
"The material of a conventional thriller has been sublimated into an atmohpere of violence, power and cruelty; humanity is here more than a vector through which various kinds of insanity flow." Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
Tue 6 Oct - Wed 6 Jan
A literary graphic novel unlike anything else on the racks, 750 Years tells the story of our time, focusing on one single building in France as it sees its way through the upheavals of history.
Fri 9 Oct - Sat 14 Jan
Anna Colin and Lydia Yee curate British Art Show 8, a national contemporary art touring exhibition supporting artists in upcoming projects. This year the exhibition includes the works of French Caroline Achaintre, Nicolas Deshayes and Laure Prouvost.
Sat 10 Oct - Sun 3 Jan
Nottingham Contemporary presents an exhibition conceived by French artist Nadia Lauro with works by musician and poet Sun Ra. Works by Danai Anesiadou, Pauline Boudry, Renate Lorenz and Rana Hamadeh will challenge our notions of identity and social norms.
Wed 14 Oct - Thu 14 Jan
"A runaway bestseller that looks set to follow the success of The Elegance of the Hedgehog..Grégoire Delacourt is an author who knows how to make this readers feel happy" Elle
Wed 21 Oct - Thu 21 Jan
Tram 83 plunges the reader into the atmosphere of a gold rush as cynical as it is comic and colourfully exotic. It’s an observation of human relationships in a world that has become a global village, an African-rhapsody novel hammered by rhythms of jazz.
Wed 28 Oct - Thu 28 Jan
The French: orderly and anarchic, rational and mystical, arrogant and anxious, charming and exasperating, serious and frivolous, pessimistic, pleasure-loving - and perhaps more than any other people, intellectual...
Wed 4 Nov - Thu 4 Feb
‘Alemagna captures this story immaculately with the use of rich, poetic language and a range of media…and [explores] the limitlessness of a child’s imagination’
Fri 6 Nov - Sun 6 Dec
Standpoint Gallery invites French artist Flore Nové-Josserand to curate 'The Casual Gesture', bringing together seven artists including Laurence Payot and Grégoire Motte, alongside artists B. McLean, P. Ewe, L. McCreaddie, F. Meisenberg and C. Djabbari.
Wed 11 Nov - Mon 11 Jan
In his time, Zola made his English contemporaries, including Hardy and Dickens, look positively pastoral; much of his writing is considered shocking and transgressive even now.This book offers the untold story of Zola’s original reception in England.
Wed 18 Nov - Thu 18 Feb
Meet April. A young goldifsh seeking worldy adventures. And the meaning of life.
Thu 26 - Fri 27 Nov
Sadler's Wells Theatre - Lilian Baylis Studio
Nora is the gathering of dancers Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley. In their first collaborative endeavour they perform an evening of new works by acclaimed duo Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, and French choreographer Simon Tanguy.
Mon 30 Nov
Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, including additional brass, woodwind and percussion, is joined by the combined Goldsmiths Choral Union and the Brighton Festival Chorus for what promises to be one almighty concert featuring Berlioz's Grande Messe des Morts.
Wed 2 - Fri 4 Dec
A large island near Sicily where hopeful boats from Africa go down. A general is counting the dead, victims of a search for a better life. A singer from Benin sings of journeys between Africa and Europe, between what we hope to reach and what we leave behind.
Thu 3 Dec
Signed to fashion-minded French label Kitsuné, the UK four-piece released their second album - the sparkling, infectious European Soul - in April. Their danceable, optimistic indie pop should be the perfect preparation for the festive season.
Thu 10 Dec
Christ Church Spitalfields
Renowned European early music ensemble Les Arts Florissants make their festival debut performing excerpts from Monteverdi’s First, Second and Third Book of Madrigals. Free post concert Q&A.
Tue 15 Dec
These electro pioneers have fused hedonistic house and old school jazz to glorious effect on their unusually titled third album, . Their reputation for delivering a ballistic good time has been growing off-radar but now is their breakthrough moment.
Wed 16 Dec
The French-Finnish duo of Olivia Merilahti and Dan Levy returned to action in 2015 with the release of their sharply focused third album Shake Shook Shaken. It's a concentrated burst of addictive pop hooks exemplified by lead track 'Keep Your Lips Sealed'.
Wed 16 - Fri 18 Dec
The Courtyard Theatre
Appropriate for both natives and learners of French, this 17th century comedy retains Molière's original text whilst being staged with a modern twist. An abriged, modernised version in the original French.
Wed 23 Dec
Sébastien Daucé and Ensemble Correspondances perform French sacred music of the seventeenth century for the Christmas Season, proving that their reputation as perceptive and characterful interpreters of the Charpentier’s work is fully deserved.
Sat 9 - Tue 12 Jan
Jos Houben and Marcello (Marcel) Magni, "Complicité" original members, open the London International Mime Festival with a master class in comic performance, produced by Peter Brook’s famous Theatre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris.
Thu 21 Jan - Thu 12 May
St John's Smith Square
Throughtout 5 concerts from January 2016, Francoise-Green duo will curate a residency dedicated to Vienna’s musical landscape, from the intimate salons of the late 18th century to the private society concerts of the 1900’s.
Classical Music, Contemporary Music
Thu 21 Jan - Sat 5 Mar
Molière Award-winning playwright Florian Zeller returns to the Tricycle following 2015’s critically-acclaimed sell-out run of The Father with this compelling show starring the BAFTA Award-winning and Olivier nominated actress Gina McKee.
Sun 24 Jan
St John's Smith Square
Framed by Ravel’s delectable suite Ma mere l’oye (Mother Goose) and his monumental Piano Trio, this programme features arrangements for Piano Trio by Satie enthusiast, John White, and the world première of Michael Zev Gordon’s new commission.
Tue 26 - Sat 30 Jan
Born from the imagination of French illustrator Pef, the fantastical story of Dark Circus is animated on stage by Stereoptik duo, Romain Bermond and Jean-Baptiste Maillet, who draw and play music live to build a big top universe.
Performing Arts, Visual Arts
Tue 26 - Wed 27 Jan
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Mohamed El Khatib was the hit of last year’s Avignon Festival and is now acclaimed as one of the leading voices in French contemporary theatre. A Beautiful Ending is a haunting account of a monumental moment in his life.
Fri 29 Jan
Under The Bridge
The returning Senegalese star has been one of the world artists of the year, with UK TV appearances and a cover feature in Songlines magazine. His Balbalou album features sleek, seductive grooves and collaborations with Ibrahim Maalouf and Flavia Coelho.
Sat 30 Jan - Wed 20 Apr
Royal Academy of Arts
Using the work of Monet as a starting point, this landmark exhibition examines the role gardens played in the evolution of art from the early 1860s through to the 1920s.
Wed 3 - Sat 6 Feb
A French artist equally dedicated to the circus arts and contemporary dance, Yoann Bourgeois, has long been fascinated by ideas of weightlessness and the physics of suspension. In this show, six performers appear to defy the laws of gravity.
Sun 24 Apr
St John's Smith Square
Fauré’s eloquent late masterwork was composed at the age of 78 whereas Chausson’s Piano Trio reveals the vitality and love of sonority of the 26-year-old. Furthermore, the Fidelio Trio will present a world premiere of Peter Wiegold’s Piano Trio.