Wed 12 Jan - Sun 6 Feb
Daring and thrilling in its multiple expressions, the best of French performing arts comes to the London International Mime Festival at the Barbican Centre. Discover aSH by Compagnie 111 and Stellaire by Stereoptik, with the support of the Institut français.
Sat 22 Jan
Royal Festival Hall
Pianist Cédric Tiberghien shares his special brand of magic in Ravel’s black diamond of a piano concerto for one hand. Karina Canellakis and a supersized LPO will give it all in this programme also including Wagner, Scriabin and Boulanger.
Sat 19 Feb
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.
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.