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French Politics: A Neighbour’s History of the Present

Thu 26 Sept - Tue 30 Jun

University of Westminster

This series of seminars is designed with the Foucauldian notion of “history of the present” in mind and will tackle some of the most pressing challenges of French politics and political theory today.

Talks

TV5MONDE

Mon 30 - Wed 30 Sept

For the love of culture, in French

Anyone in the UK can now enjoy TV5MONDE streamed live 24/7 in HD. From prime time films, hit drama series premieres, documentaries, travel, cuisine and kids programmes and news throughout the day, just click and watch for free.

Films & TV

Céline Condorelli – Spinning

Tue 1 Oct - Thu 31 Dec

Elmington Estate

Céline Condorelli has designed a playground for Elmington Estate, featuring carousels, climbing structures and coloured surfaces. This energising space to play is part of the SLG’s ongoing Open Plan of collaborations with neighbouring estates.

Visual Arts

Christian Louboutin

Tue 25 Feb - Tue 28 Jul

Palais de la Porte Dorée

Thought as an invitation to dive into the prolific universe of Christian Louboutin, the exhibition explores all the aspects of his multiple referenced inspirations, in a place dear to the creator and which has seen his vocation grow.

Visual Arts

Anne Gillis & XT Duo: a new collaborative work

Sun 1 Mar - Sun 31 May

Café Oto, London

Bringing together three explicitly ‘radical’ artists of different generations in a unique Anglo-French collaboration featuring Anne Gillis and composers XT, the show operates at the boundaries of sound-making/music, visual arts and performance.

Contemporary Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

The Swap Project : Elodie Merland and Bachir Boussandel

Wed 1 Apr - Tue 30 Jun

River Garage, Kent

River Garage invites in a three-week residency French artists Elodie Merland and Bachir Boussandel, living in Northern France and whose work is linked to notions of borders, languages and spaces through sculpture, performance, installation and photography.

Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Jimmy Robert : A Review

Fri 22 May - Mon 31 Aug

Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

Nottingham Contemporary presents a major survey exhibition by the French artist Jimmy Robert, spanning two decades of practice, as well as the UK premiere and tour of his most ambitious performance to date, Joie Noire (2019).

Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Nekfeu

Sun 31 May

O2 Forum Kentish Town

One of France's biggest stars comes to London to perform tracks from his third album Les Etoiles Vagabondes. The biggest selling rap album of 2019 in France - beating even PNL - it was accompanied by the release of a box office-topping documentary.

Contemporary Music

Memory / Hélène Grimaud

Sun 7 Jun

Barbican Centre

Hélène Grimaud matches Schumann's virtuosity with pieces by Satie, Silvestrov, Debussy and Chopin to ‘conjure atmospheres of fragile reflection, a mirage of what was – or what could have been’, as she says.

Classical Music

LSO Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit

Thu 11 Jun

Barbican Centre

For his LSO Artist Portrait's second concert, violist Antoine Tamestit will present works by Berio and Stravinsky. He will complement the three orchestral concerts with thematically-related chamber concerts at LSO St Luke’s.

Classical Music

Philippe Cassard & Cédric Pescia

Wed 17 Jun

Wigmore Hall

French pianists Philippe Cassard and Cédric Pescia will perform Schubert's Fantasie in F minor that they recorded on La Dolce Vita label and the Liszt's two-piano transcription of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

Classical Music

Vanessa Paradis

Sun 21 Jun

O2 Forum Kentish Town

The French singer, model and actress comes to London off the back of her new two-part album, Best Of & Variations, featuring classics like Joe Le Taxi and Be My Baby, plus some fresh new interpretations of songs from her catalogue.

Contemporary Music

Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations

Tue 23 Jun

Wigmore Hall

Early Music and Baroque series includes some of the finest ensembles and soloists performing today. Jordi Savall and his ensemble Le Concert des Nations will perform François Couperin's Les Nations.

Classical Music

Cédric Tiberghien

Thu 2 Jul

Wigmore Hall

Among pieces by Schumann, Webern and Schoenberg, Cédric Tiberghien includes in his programme a selection from Beethoven’s catalogue of Variations written during the final decade of the 18th century.

Classical Music

Jean Rondeau

Sun 26 Jul

Wigmore Hall

Pianist and harpsichordist, Jean Rondeau always impresses audiences with his distinctive musicianship. This time he will give the audience the chance to hear one of the masterworks of the entire keyboard repertoire on the harpsichord.

Classical Music

L’Impératrice

Thu 12 Nov

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

The Parisians' debut album Matahari arrived last year with all the pomp and circumstance of a coronation. They draw on genres from 70s space disco to downtempo 90s synth pop, taking in French film composers, and they can undoubtedly deliver it live.

Contemporary Music