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Showcasing Art History – Napoleon Bonaparte and the Visual Arts

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.

Talks

Poussin and the Dance

Sat 9 Oct - Sun 2 Jan

National Gallery

Tambourines shake, wine spills, and half-naked figures whirl across the canvas in these paintings of revelry, dance and drama that are brought together in this first exhibition dedicated to Poussin and dance.

Visual Arts

What The France x Kili Presents

Tue 30 Nov

London Courtyard Theatre

A new French music night is coming to London. What The France and promoter Kilimanjaro deliver a line-up of young artists from across the channel, featuring Terrenoire's electronic chanson, Eugénie's edgy beats and November Ultra's cinematic bedroom pop.

Photo © Pierre-Emmanuel Testard

Contemporary Music

Sourdure & Bégayer

Sat 19 Feb

Cafe Oto

Two acts operating at the outer limits of French folk come together in London for the first time. Sourdure melds folk instrumentation and electronics to consistently brilliant effect, while the untamed Bégayer present their new show as a quintet, Évohé Bègue.

Contemporary Music

Barbara Pravi – Voilà

Tue 1 Mar

Cadogan Hall

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.

Contemporary Music