Fri 4 Jun - Sun 3 Oct
The largest solo museum exhibition to date of the internationally recognised French artist JR features some of his most iconic projects from the past 15 years. Presented by Saatchi Gallery, JR: Chronicles is organised by the Brooklyn Museum and supported by Art Explora.
Image: JR at the Louvre Museum, The Secret of the Great Pyramid, 31 March 2019, 12H01 © Pyramid, architect I. M. Pei, Louvre Museum, Paris, France, 2019 © JR-ART.NET
Thu 8 Jul - Sun 21 Nov
This major exhibition is the first to focus on the importance of plaster in Rodin's work. Although he is best known for his bronze and marble sculptures, he himself worked as a modeller, who captured movement, light and volume in pliable materials such as clay and plaster. Picture: Christian Baraja/Studio SLB/collections du Musée Rodin, Paris
Wed 22 Sept
Chelsea History Festival
In his biography King of the World, historian Philip Mansel sees Louis XIV as global and European as well as French, and leaves readers to decide whether he made France stronger or weaker. Join Philip Mansel as he explores the incredible life of the Sun King.
Tue 5 Oct - Tue 7 Dec
The Courtauld Online
Exploring the significant and manifold impact of the Napoleonic regime on the visual arts, a panel of international experts mark the bicentenary of Napoleon's death with 10 weekly recorded lectures, followed by Zoom discussions.
Sun 10 Oct
Cheltenham Literature Festival
Post-Brexit and in the wake of the German elections, join Roger Boyes (The Times, Diplomatic Editor) for a talk with Sophie Pedder (Révolution Française) and John Kampfer (author of Why the Germans Do It Better?) at the Cheltenham literature festival. This insightful event will explore the diplomatic relationship between France and Germany, two countries linked historically and considered the backbone of the European Union.
photo: © Kremlin.ru, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Tue 1 Mar
Compared to the likes of Edith Piaf or Jacques Brel, Barbara Pravi has burst onto the scene as the new star of French chanson since she came second in this year's Eurovision Song Contest with her entry Voilà, an oasis of stillness, passion and tranquility in the Eurovision madness.