We Recommend: Performing Arts

London International Mime Festival

Wed 8 Jan - Sun 2 Feb

Various Venues in London

The London International Mime Festival returns to venues across the capital with 18 of the best international contemporary visual theatre companies, featuring UK premieres from 3 French companies and a special visit by the famous Jacques Lecoq School.

Performing Arts

Lettres jamais écrites – Unwritten Letters by Estelle Savasta

Sun 26 Jan

The Cockpit Theatre

"Write the one letter that you've never written". This was the instruction given to Year 11 pupils in France. Each one of these letters was then answered by a writer. The result is a rich tapestry of voices and experiences which explore the world of today.

Performing Arts

London International Mime Festival – Optraken by Galactik Ensemble

Wed 29 Jan - Sat 1 Feb

Sadler's Wells

Five daredevil acrobats, all graduates of the famous circus school at Rosny sous Bois, try to survive a set that seems to be going out of its way to hurt them. Firecrackers explode, sandbags drop from the flies, walls shift and move and nothing stays still.

Performing 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