Events

Francophonie Méla 2016: 19th March 2016 | 11am-5pm

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Film Screening: Jour de fête – 19th Mar, 2016

Initial release: May 1949| Director: Jacques Tati Running time: 1h 26min | French with English subtitles Free Entry. Open to all Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town ‘Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre’. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the flagstaff under his direction nearly leads into a catastrophy …

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Music Concert: COLLAGE: 18th March 2016 | 7pm

Beat Kaestli is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, arranger and producer. In 1993 he moved to New York City and was awarded a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music. While honing his craft alongside noteworthy Jazz performers, such as Jane Monheit, Jason Moran and Stefon Harris, he immersed himself in Manhattan’s fiercely competitive music scene, emerging as a seasoned …

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L’Atelier des Sens – Goût de France: 18 March | 3pm to 6pm

To celebrate Goût de France 2016, l’Atelier des Sens will offer different sense activities underlining the delicacies of the Francophone cuisine. It will be the occasion for our public to recognize aromas and textures by the touch and the olfaction.

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Film Screening: Comment j’ai détesté les maths – 18th Mar, 2016

Initial release: November 2013 | Director: Olivier Peyon Running time: 1h 39min | French with English subtitles Free Entry. Open to all What is striking when you talk with mathematicians is that sparkle in their eyes, and their sudden joyful voice trying to share with you a concept, a theory. They continuously use words such as invention, beauty, freedom. You then ask …

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Film Screening: Tango Negro – 18th Mar, 2016

Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro explores the expression of Tango’s Africanness and the contribution of African cultures in the creation of the tango. Tango was a reflection of the social life of the slaves that were taken to South America – including Argentina and Uruguay – mostly from central Africa, particularly from the …

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Play Reading: Les Belles-sœurs: 17th March | 7pm

Germaine Lauzon invites her sisters, sisters-in-law, and neighbors to her house to help her stick one million trading stamps, that she has just won, into booklets. Set in the working class district of Montreal, les Belles Soeurs brings together 15 women who narrate the drudgery of their mundane existence and their little joys. A funny play, replete with black humor, …

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Film Screening: Henri Henri – 17th Mar, 2016

Initial release: 2013 | Director and Writer: Martin Talbot Running time: 100min | French with English subtitles Free Entry. Open to all Plot: Orphaned and forgotten by all, shy and unassuming Henri has created the perfect job to suit his unique talent. He maintains the lamps and light fittings at the convent he has called home for his entire life. When he …

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Film Screening: Gabrielle – 17th Mar, 2016

Initial release: 16 Oct 2013 | Director: Louise Archambault  Running time: 1h 44min | French with English subtitles Free Entry. Open to all Plot: Gabrielle is a young woman with Williams syndrome who has a contagious joie de vivre and an exceptional musical gift. Since she met her boyfriend Martin, at the recreation centre where they are choir members, they have been …

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Film Screening: Le Roi et l’Oiseau – 16th Mar, 2016

Initial release: 29 May 1953 | Director: Paul Grimault Scenario: Jacques Prévert | Running time: 1h 27min French with English subtitles | Free Entry. Open to all Plot: One night Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of parting at her mother’s grave, she sets out on a journey across mountains and jungles to search for her father, who is …

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