Sat 18 May - Sun 20 Oct
From gastronomic experiments to urban farming, this exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future.
Sat 1 Jun - Sun 22 Sept
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
The 5th instalment of this series creates temporary works that change over time as they are subjected to natural processes of transformation and decay, thus exploring themes of change and growth.
Sun 30 Jun - Sun 29 Sept
Royal Academy of Arts
Magnetic, provocative, daring: meet Félix Vallotton (1865–1925). The Royal Academy reveals the vision of a masterful painter and printmaker who captured the emotional undercurrents of Paris at the turn of the last century.
Wed 10 Jul - Thu 10 Oct
The novel follows the footsteps of Pavel Gartsev, a reservist during the Cold War. Sent into the wilderness of the Russian taiga, Pavel embarks on a challenging manhunt to find an escaped prisoner from a nearby gulag.
Sat 24 Aug - Sun 1 Mar
This exhibition celebrates an extraordinary collection of drawings and prints by Paul Cézanne that has been gifted and placed on long-term loan to the Whitworth by gallerist, collector, author and publisher Karsten Schubert.
Thu 5 Sept - Sat 5 Oct
A few years ago, Antoine Compagnon was asked to host a radio broadcast, every day for an entire summer, on a formidable subject: Michel de Montaigne. From that experience came this engaging and entertaining book, A Summer with Montaigne.
Wed 11 Sept - Fri 11 Oct
My Mother Laughs is both the distillation of the themes Akerman pursued throughout her creative life, and a version of the simplest and most complicated love story of all: that between a mother and a daughter.
Sat 14 Sept - Sun 23 Feb
Since 1949, BNC has consistently supported contemporary visual artists to successfully transition from education into professional practice, by means of an annual touring exhibition, featuring French artist Camille Yvert. Supported by Fluxus Art Projects.
Sat 14 - Sun 22 Sept
London Design Festival
Award-winning experimental designer Marlène Huissoud is the first of 2–3 designers who will create habitats for the animal populations of Brompton – birds, bees and all life in between. Discover her work at the 2019 London Design Festival.
Sat 14 - Sun 22 Sept
Promoting London's creativity, this annual event draws on the UK's greatest thinkers and practitioners to deliver an unmissable celebration of design, with an inspirational line up of talks and workshops and commissions by leading international designers.
Sat 14 - Sun 22 Sept
South Molton Street
Camille Walala returns to the London Design Festival in a characteristically colourful manner. The French-born designer has been commissioned to enliven the heart of London’s West End with a bold and beautiful family of street furniture.
Tue 17 Sept - Sat 5 Oct
Royal Opera House
Benoît Jacquot’s production of Massenet’s tragic opera explores the conflict between duty and our most passionate desires. Coming from the Opéra national de Paris, it is performed in London with brio at the Royal Opera House.
Wed 18 Sept - Fri 18 Oct
Philippe, a famous writer, chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. What follows is a look back to Philippe's teenage years, a winter morning in 1984, [...] and a carefully timed encounter between two seventeen-year-olds.
Thu 19 - Sun 22 Sept
Old Truman Brewery
A cross-cultural collectible design journey, the exhibition presents dynamic works by independent designers working in the intersection between design, art, and crafts, selected from 12 countries, including a French collection curated by François Leblanc.
Wed 25 - Thu 26 Sept
Join young singers from Wigmore Hall’s French Song Exchange (in partnership with the École Normale de Musique de Paris) for two showcase recitals, as they explore the wonderful traditions of the mélodie and delve into the music of Fauré.
Thu 26 Sept
Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
For its 8th edition, the Orléans International Piano Competition proposes a contemporary music competition based on 3 pieces by British composer Christian Mason. Supported by Diaphonique, the junior piano competition ‘Brin d’herbe’ takes place every 2 years.
Thu 26 Sept
The Pheasantry (Chelsea)
An Evening in Paris takes you on a musical journey to Paris in the company of the Belgian/French singer Gabrielle Ducomble and her band. Singing in English and French, she performs iconic songs of Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg, along with her own pieces.
Mon 30 Sept
Free Word Centre
The largest coming-together for the UK translation community, explores what it means to be a translator working in this moment, and what it means to attempt to translate it.
Mon 30 Sept - Sat 19 Oct
Battersea Arts Center
Uniquely blending humour, brutality and clowning, acclaimed performers Bert and Nasi will have you on the edge of your seat as they attempt to overcome what divides them in this surreal show for our surreal times.
Mon 30 Sept - Sun 6 Oct
Inspiring a unique spirit of collecting, PAD epitomises how modern art, photography, design, decorative and tribal arts interact to reveal astonishing combinations and create the most individual and staggering interiors.
Mon 30 Sept - Tue 1 Oct
This beautiful heartfelt correspondence of French pupils collected by French acclaimed writer Estelle Savasta, and translated by Kirsten Hazel Smith, has become an intimate and moving theatrical experience presented here in a reading directed by Marianne Badrichani and Mark Maughan. Performed by Sarah Goddard (Hetty Feather) and Jack Bennett (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
Thu 3 - Sun 6 Oct
Frieze London’s exhibiting galleries represent some of the most exciting artists working today, from the emerging to the iconic, with over 60,000 visitors each year, including curators, artists, collectors, gallerists, critics and the general public.
Thu 3 - Sun 6 Oct
Frieze Masters gives a unique view on the relationship between old and new art, showing works made before the year 2000. The fair offers a unique contemporary perspective on historical art, from collectible objects to significant masterpieces.
Thu 3 - Sat 26 Oct
At the local theatre Aymeric dreams of celebrity; Lucas longs for a liberal revolution; Michael is seduced by the extremists; Juliette is in fear for her life. Mephisto [A Rhapsody] is a searing contemporary response to Klaus Mann’s fiercely political novel.
Fri 4 Oct - Sun 19 Jan
Spanning the 1880s to the 1960s, this landmark exhibition explores the electrifying history of cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art across the world, from London to Paris, New York, Berlin, Mexico City or Vienna, through the lens of pioneering artists.
Sun 6 Oct
This concert has something for every musical taste and features seven exceptional artists including Jess Gillam, Alice Sara Ott and Andreas Scholl who will play Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Satie, Piazzolla... The concert kicks off the 50 Years in a Day series.
Mon 7 Oct - Sun 26 Jan
The National Gallery
The first ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. Spanning the later years of his life and focusing solely on his portraits, this exhibition follows Gauguin’s move away from Impressionism towards Symbolism.
Mon 7 Oct
The Old Joint Stock
Triangular Talks are a series of contemporary literature events organised jointly by the Institut français London and the Goethe-Institut London, supported by the deutsch-französische Kulturfonds. As part of the Birmingham Literature Festival.
Tue 8 Oct
A year after its release in France, Little Bob Blues Bastards' album New Day Coming was released in the UK by Floating World Records. On this occasion and for the first time in 40 years, Little Bob is returning to the UK.
Fri 11 - Sat 12 Oct
Alliance Française Theatre (Paris) / BBC Radio studios (London)
France Musique and BBC Radio 3 join forces to promote young talents on both sides of the Channel. A twinning in 2 sets of 2 hours, with Clément Rochefort and Katie Derham, live from Paris on 11 Oct and from London on 12 Oct.
Classical Music, Contemporary Music, Talks
Fri 11 - Sun 13 Oct
Celebrating the amazing world of comic artists, creators and writers, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival brings the biggest names in comic art to Cumbria. More than 10 French artists will be present, among which Arthur de Pins, Julie Rocheleau and Fabien Toulmé.
Fri 11 Oct
St James's Church
The Orchestra presents an all-French programme which includes Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Debussy and Milhaud and features 2018 BBC Young Musician woodwind champion Rob Burton (saxophone). The concert will take place in beautiful St James's Church Piccadilly.
Sat 12 Oct
The Nash Ensemble’s series Around Schubert opens with a programme including two of Schubert’s chamber music masterpieces.The outstanding French mezzo Stéphanie d’Oustrac sings some of Weber’s arrangements of Scottish folksongs and a group of Schubert songs.
Thu 17 - Thu 31 Oct
In the series Except The Clouds, the future seems to have collapsed into an indeterminate present. This vibrant disorder, contrasting with the vestiges of the old acropolis of Athens - cradle of democracy - offers a fecund space of reflection for the artist.
Fri 18 Oct
Two duos present Schubert, Ravel, Fauré and Poulenc's mélodies and Lieder they have been working on during the year, under the guidance of masters such as Stéphane Degout. In co-production with Fondation Royaumont and Institut français du Royaume-Uni.
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Oct
Independent Dance Siobhan Davies Studios
Nacera Belaza enters dance as a self-taught interpreter, and develops a choreography that originates in an inner progress—a sensitive awareness of the body, space and of the emptiness inside her. Join her for a weekend workshop!
Performing Arts, Talks
Sun 20 Oct
Two duos present Debussy, Massenet and Schumann's mélodies and Lieder they have been working on during the year, under the guidance of masters such as Véronique Gens. In co-production with Fondation Royaumont and Institut français du Royaume-Uni.
Tue 22 Oct
Royal Asiatic Society
Using unpublished archives and drawings, Dr Philip Mansel, shows that the traditional alliance between France and the Ottoman Empire became a corner-stone of French foreign policy under Louis XIV. As part of Royal Asiatic Society lectures series 2019 2020.
Fri 25 Oct
Rockfort is a column on The Quietus presenting the best in underground French music, and now launches a new series of avant-garde regular shows. Léonore Boulanger will support her special guest: Glaswegian songwriter and bassist Howie Reeve.
Mon 28 Oct
Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and pianist Alexandre Tharaud present a programme of works including Debussy's Cello Sonata, Poulenc's Suite française and a selection from Marais’ 'Pieces de violes 3e livre' first published in 1711.
Thu 31 Oct - Sun 10 Nov
Sonica Glasgow is an 11-day biennial festival, dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts, presenting exceptional international artists alongside emerging UK talent in diverse venues, city-wide.
Contemporary Music, Performing Arts, Talks, Visual Arts
Fri 1 Nov
The place of the cello in Baroque repertoire – often used as an obbligato instrument as well as a soloist – provides the theme of a programme that blends the sacred and the profane, from Gabrielli to Vivaldi, with the celebrated mezzo taking the vocal line.
Mon 4 Nov
French conductor Laurence Equilbey and her Insula Orchestra present a concert performance of Weber's gothic opera Der Freischütz that defined German Romanticism, with Stanislas de Barbeyrac as Max and Johanni van Oostrum as Agathe.
Sat 9 Nov
Cédric Tiberghien is a French pianist who has a strong relationship with the Wigmore Hall in London. This time he will pursue his Beethoven Variations cycle and perform several pieces by Brahms and Schoenberg.
Mon 18 - Sat 23 Nov
The Coronet Theatre
When today’s current events become our children’s history lessons, how will they view our actions? In filmmaker Amos Gitai’s multimedia performance, four actors - 2 Palestinian and 2 Israeli - address the foundations of the conflict at the Israel-Gaza border.
Wed 20 Nov - Sun 15 Mar
The largest retrospective of Dora Maar ever held in the UK. During the 1930s, Maar’s provocative photomontages became celebrated icons of surrealism. This exhibition will explore the breadth of Maar's long career in the context of work by her contemporaries.
Mon 2 Dec
French music, contemporary music and the music of Liszt are amongst the specialities of French pianist Bertrand Chamayou, who includes the dramatic and technically demanding Réminiscences de Don Juan S418, alongside a work by Wolfgang Rihm, written in 1975.
Classical Music, Contemporary Music
Sun 8 Dec
Born out of a belief that Baroque music should make its audiences want to laugh, cry and dance, Les Arts Florissants celebrate their 40th birthday, powered by an unquenchably Gallic joie-de-vivre.
Wed 11 Dec
French pianist and one of today's most exciting young artists, Lise de la Salle will show her gift for illuminating the classics while performing masterpieces by Mozart, Fauré, Bach and Chopin.
Sat 14 Dec
Curated by Aurora Orchestra, each Lock-In takes the public on a journey of musical discovery across diverse genres and art forms. This one will consist in a night inspired by Nadia Boulanger’s salons which were a hub for creative minds in 20th-century Paris.