We Recommend: Talks

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.


L’Histoire des relations de l’Angleterre avec l’Europe

Wed 16 Oct - Mon 20 Apr

Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle

En menant l’inventaire des relations des Britanniques avec le continent Européen de l’Antiquité à nos jours, ce cycle de conférences assurées par d'éminents universitaires vous invite à mieux comprendre la période actuelle !


Release – Receive – Become: Workshop with Nacera Belaza

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Oct

Independent Dance Siobhan Davies Studios

Nacera Belaza enters dance as a self-taught interpreter, and develops a choreography that originates in an inner progress—a sensitive awareness of the body, space and of the emptiness inside her. Join her for a weekend workshop!

Performing Arts, Talks

The Sun King and the Sultan: Louis XIV and the Ottoman Empire

Tue 22 Oct

Royal Asiatic Society

Using unpublished archives and drawings, Dr Philip Mansel, shows that the traditional alliance between France and the Ottoman Empire became a corner-stone of French foreign policy under Louis XIV. As part of Royal Asiatic Society lectures series 2019 2020.


Amala Dianor Workshop

Sun 27 Oct

Siobhan Davies Studios

Amala Dianor’s practice is based on the combining of different dance styles - from Hip Hop to neo-classical, contemporary and afro-dance. In this workshop participants will unpick choreographic phrases, deconstructing them and reconstructing them using experiences from within the group.

Performing Arts, Talks

Sonica Glasgow

Thu 31 Oct - Sun 10 Nov

Glasgow (city-wide)

Sonica Glasgow is an 11-day biennial festival, dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts, presenting exceptional international artists alongside emerging UK talent in diverse venues, city-wide.

Contemporary Music, Performing Arts, Talks, Visual Arts

Olivia Rosenthal at the Festival of Italian Literature

Sat 2 Nov

Coronet Theatre

Society has always tried to tame women, but not all of them are willing to accept it. Laura Pugno and Olivia Rosenthal tell stories of women attempting to emancipate from social constrictions, making use of zoological metaphors and creatures.


EUROLIS 2019 Seminar | Inspiring New Generations

Fri 6 Dec

Italian Cultural Institute

Don’t miss this one day seminar organised by EUROLIS and CILIP aimed at all professionals who want to inspire young people to engage with (or to visit) libraries and see them as an exciting and innovative environment.