Wed 5 Jun

Saint-Exupéry’s Legacy

© Succession Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – d’Agay

As world leaders convene in Portsmouth and Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in France on 5-6 June, the Institut français pays tribute to author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry who died during summer of 1944. His great-nephew Olivier d’Agay will evoke with best-seller author and British translator of Le Petit Prince, Michael Morpurgo, how war and writing intertwine in both their lives and careers – from military aspirations at Ecole Navale and Sandhurst to literary calling, and the birth of masterpieces such as War Horse and Le Petit Prince.

The talk will be followed by a concert by violinist Bomsori Kim, winner of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, accompanied by pianist Matthieu Esnult. They will perform some of Saint-Exupéry’s favourite scores.

in English | £7, conc. £5

The evening is organised in partnership with Montblanc as part of their celebration of the second edition of the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Special Edition, which brings together the heritage of a timeless favourite and the cultural influence of a literary great.

See also Saving Private Ryan

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