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French Artists at the London International Mime Festival

Wed 12 Jan - Sun 6 Feb

Barbican Centre

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.

Performing Arts

Poems of Ecstasy by Cédric Tiberghien

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.

Classical 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