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Tue 21 Jul

French Comics Apéro

Take an aperitif with our librarians and chat about bande dessinée!

For the last session of this season, let’s look at health and the perseverance required to overcome illnesses, should they be either physical or mental. Comic books offer a unique way to explore intimate and often difficult topics while still resorting to humour. AIDS, anorexia, bipolarity or simply the backstage of working in a hospital, the librarians will introduce you to the many facets of depicting such stories. A few classics include Blue Pills by Frederik Peeters, Blast by Manu Larcenet, Lucille by Ludovic Debeurme and Il fallait que je vous dise by Aude Mermilliod.

On your side, select your favourite comics and prepare a few tips for other participants on why you would like to recommend them.

If you need inspiration, register to Culturethèque – our digital library. Among others, browse through L’incroyable histoire de la médecine which has recently been translated to English and launched by SelfmadeHero (see more on our blog here) or discover more works by key French authors in the likes of Manu Larcenet and Aude Mermilliod.

If you prefer to buy printed comic books, bookshops Librarie La Page (for the French version) and Gosh Comics Library (for the English version) are still open for takeaway and delivery!

Tue 21 July 6pm – free

To register and get the link, send an e-mail to : library@institutfrancais.org.uk

How to take part? It is simple, stay home, pour yourself a drink, prepare your good reading tips if you have some, if not don’t worry we have plenty, and connect with us on zoom!

As from 20 June you will be able to borrow physical books at La Médiathèque, check our online catalogue and place your order with our click & collect service.

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