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JR: Chronicles

Fri 4 Jun - Sun 3 Oct

Saatchi Gallery

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

Visual Arts

The EY Exhibition: The Making of Rodin

Thu 8 Jul - Sun 21 Nov

Tate Modern

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

Visual Arts

Quatuor Diotima & Mark Simpson at Kings Place

Thu 30 Sept

Kings Place

Quatuor Diotima, an alumnus from our Franco-British fund for contemporary music Diaphonique, returns to the UK with a concert at Kings Place, world premiering a new piece by Thomas Adès with clarinettist Mark Simpson.

Photo: Quatuor Diotima © François Rousseau

Classical Music

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

Barbican’s Artist Portrait Series: Antoine Tamestit

Wed 6 - Sun 31 Oct

Barbican

Star violist Antoine Tamestit is performing in a series of concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra, consecutively under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, Robin Ticciati and Daniel Harding.

Classical Music

France and Germany: The Other Special Relationship

Sun 10 Oct

Cheltenham Literature Festival

12.15pm-1.15pm

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

Talks

What is the Future for Mid-size Cities?

Mon 18 Oct

Crowdcast-Free

Bristol – Festival of the Future City
6pm-7pm

What is the Future for Mid-size Cities? Join the online panel discussion with Aurélien Bellanger, Matevž Čelik and Ilinca Păun Constantinescu to discover how artists, writers and architects help us understand the shift from big to mid-size cities. This event is organised by Bristol Ideas and the Festival of the Future City as part of the Europe Readr project, supported by EUNIC London.

Image: Ilinca Păun Constantinescu © Tudor Constantinescu

Talks

Gounod’s Bloody Nun at Hoxton Hall

Fri 29 Oct

Hoxton Hall

Founded in 2019, Gothic Opera exists to revive and re-interpret rarely-heard works on gothic and supernatural themes. It presents the UK premiere of Gounod’s opera La Nonne sanglante (The Bloody Nun), with a libretto based on The Monk by Matthew Lewis.

Classical 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