List of Set French Days

FRIENDSHIP IN FRANCE

Thu 14 Mar | Ages 5-10
10:30pm: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (5-7 years old):
Explore the wonderful world of Friendship listening to stories and doing activities in the Bibliothèque Quentin Blake.
Language Activity (8-10 years old):
French is fun and there’s no better way than practicing with the characters of the beautiful animation Azur & Asmar.



12:45pm: Screening – Azur & Asmar
cert. U; by Michel Ocelot 2006, 99’, animation, in French with English subtitles
Once upon a time there were two children nursed by Jénane: Azur, a blond, blue-eyed son of a nobleman and Asmar, Jénane’s tan skinned and dark-eyed child? Brought up together they are as close as brothers until the day Azur’s father cruelly separates them.

 

DISCOVER FRENCH MUSICALS

Thu 28 Mar | Ages 8-13
10:30pm: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (8-10 years old):
Discover the world of French musicals during exciting activities and learn new French words.
Language Activity (11-13 years old):
Discover the great classic of Jacques Demy Les Demoiselles de Rochefort and its famous songs through engaging activities run by the team of the Language Centre.



12:45pm: Screening – The Young Girls of Rochefort
cert. PG; by Jacques Demy 1967, 126’, musicals, in French with English subtitles
Oscar nominated colourful and energetic musical by Jacques Demy will delight your pupils. Delphine (Catherine Deneuve) and Solange (Françoise Dorléac) twin sisters who each want to find romance and leave their small seaside town of Rochefort, befriend a couple of visiting carnival workers.

 

ILLUSTRATIONS IN BOOKS

Thu 25 Apr | Ages 8-13
10:30pm: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (12-13 years old):
Discover the wide range of great illustrations created by French illustrators from Bécassine to Boule & Bill passing by Akissi.
Language Activity (8-11 years old):
Enter the world of the famous French & Belgian comic books such as Bécassine during fun activities while shaping up your French!



12:45pm: Screening – Bécassine!
cert. TBC; by Bruno Podalydès, 2018, 102’, feature, in French with English subtitles
Bécassine dreams of joining Paris, but the adoption of Loulotte by the Marquise de Grand-Air changes her plans.. A strong bond develops between Becassine and Loulotte, and life is sweet, until financial ruin threaten the family… Can Bécassine save the day? – a superheroine like no other. César-winner Bruno Podalydès returns with a family movie adapted from the beloved French comic book Bécassine.

 

TALES FOR CHILDREN

Tue 14 May | Ages 5-10
10:30pm: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (5-7 years old):
Listen and create your own magical tales to get into the mood for our hero of the day: The Big Bad Fox! While discovering the huge collection of books in French in our children’s library.
Language Activity (8-10 years old):
Discover the exciting world of fairy tales for children and imagine your own story during fun and engaging activities in French.



12:45pm: Screening – The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
cert. U; by P. Imbert & B. Renner, 2017, 83’, animation, in French with English subtitles
Enjoy this collection of three amusing and charming tales recounting the misfortunes and eccentricities of an eclectic menagerie. Do not miss this César award winner animation which will please children and adults alike.

 

THE ARTISTIC LANDMARKS OF PARIS

Tue 11 Jun | Ages 7-11
10:30pm: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (7-8 years old):
Do you know the capital of France and its landmarks? To celebrate the National Children’s Art Week discover the artistic city of Paris through engaging storytelling and activities in French.
Language Activity (9-11 years old):
Work on your French while travelling in the beautiful capital of France during exciting activities around the film A Cat in Paris.



12:45pm: Screening – A Cat in Paris
cert. PG; by J-L Felicioli & A. Gagnol, 2010, 62’, animation, in French with English subtitles
Dino the cat has two lives. During the day, he lives with Zoé, the daughter of Jeanne, a police officer. By night, he scales the rooftops of Paris alongside Nico, a skillful burglar. A chase ensues and all their paths cross… This Oscar nominated animation is the perfect film to make your pupils work on their French while having fun!

 

MUSIC DAY

Tue 18 Jun | Ages 12-18
10:30pm: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (15-18 years old):
During this Activity your students will discover the most renowned artists of the French and francophone musical scene!
Language Activity (12-14 years old):
In France as well we have the Voice on TV and this is where Louane Emera was discovered before acting in La Famille Bélier. Enter the world of French music while shaping up your French.



12:45pm: Screening – La Famille Bélier
cert. 12A; by Eric Lartiguad, 2014, 103′, feature, in French with English subtitles
Young actress and finalist of the Voice France Louane Emera won the César award for her role as Paula, the only hearing member of a deaf family. The Bélier run their farm for a living and Paula, as the only hearing member acts as interpreter. When Paula’s teacher offers her the opportunity to sit for the entrance exam of a vocal elite choir in Paris, she must choose between her family and her ambitions. The perfect film to celebrate Music Day with your pupils!

 

FRIENDSHIP IS FUN!

Thu 4 Jul | Ages 8-13
10:30pm: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (8-11 years old):
Explore the wonderful world of friendship listening to stories and doing activities in the Bibliothèque Quentin Blake.
Language Activity (11-13 years old):
French is fun and there’s no better way than practising with the characters of this film based on the classic book of the same name Le Petit Nicolas.



12:45pm: Screening – Le Petit Nicolas
cert. PG; by Laurent Tirard, 2009, 91’, feature, in French with English subtitles
Based on the classic book of the same name by Asterix author, R. Goscinny, this quirky comedy sees eight-year-old Nicolas enjoying life with his great gang of friends, his long-suffering but friendly teacher and his loving parents.