Newsletter n°406 / Frenglish idioms, Theatre, Cinema and tons of prizes to be won!

Hello franceinlondoner

"To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent."
Johan Cruyff (Former Dutch footballer)

"In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are." 
Arnold H. Glasow (1905-1998, former American humorist)

French idioms

Franglish idioms: we’ll be there to take you to cloud nine come rain or shine!

“Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative”, Oscar Wilde said. Yet, we cannot stop talking about the weather. And, contrary to what Wilde said, we get very imaginative when it comes to describing a rainy or sunny day!


Encounter with Mélanie Doutey: narrator of a true story

11 to 21 June at the Coronet

Haïm - In the Light of a Violin, written and directed by Gérald Garutti, is based on a true story: the life of Haïm Lipsky, a Polish violinist who survived Auschwitz. He transmitted his love for music to his children and grand-children who all became great musicians. Haïm's story is performed in a very simple but poetic way: a narrator, Mélanie Doutey, and four musicians. The play will be performed from 11 to 21 June at the Print Room. A poetic evening you should not miss. We met the French actress who was particularly moved by the story of the courageous violinist.


Affordable Art Fair

Hampstead - 16 to 19 June

Fall for art in June and find the perfect artwork for your home at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead. With more than 100 art galleries exhibiting art by over 1,100 artists, you are sure to find a piece that suits your style and budget. For sale will be paintings, artist made limited edition prints, sculpture, photography and more, in a huge range of styles from traditional to the latest pieces emerging from London's art schools.

Get half price tickets online with code FRANCEART (offer applies to all tickets excluding the Private View and booking fee applies).

Competition: 5 pairs of tickets to be won for the Charity Private View on 15 June


Les Innocents

Under the Bridge on 11 November

After a 13 year break, award winning and multi-million selling French duo, JP. Nataf and Jean-Chri Urbain, have reunited and released their fifth studio album, Mandarine. Les Innocents made French rock/pop history in the 1990s with hits like "L’autre Finistère", "Un Homme Extraordinaire", "Colore" and "Fous à lier". Don’t miss Les Innocents make their UK debut!


A one-bedroom flat in London or a French chateau for the same price: what is your choice?

For an Englishman, his home is his castle. But how about having a real castle in France? You could be surprised by their prices... A beautiful 17th century property in the Loire Valley or a modern palace with a magical view over the Pyrénées mountains, what would be your choice to build your own fairy tale?

French cinema

Ladies... action!

Times are changing in French cinema, and women are getting to shout ‘action’ at last! Jon Davies, who teaches French cinema at Morley College, explains us the evolution of French female directors over the last century.

Feminist cinema quiz: One pair of tickets to be won for the 12th edition of London's Favourite French Film on 22/09

Competition: One pair of tickets to be won for the 20th anniversary of French Impressions at Watermans on 25 June

Book selection

Books to read in June: Solange's choice

Every month, Solange from Librairie La Page give us her reading recommendations. Discover her June selection: 
- Celle Que Vous Croyez, by Camille Laurens
- Le Chagrin des Vivants, by Anna Hope

Les Bleus

France wins 2-1 against Romania

The French team won the Euro 2016 opening match against Romania at Stade de France on Friday. The French team started the competition on a high note with a 2-1 score thanks to Olivier Giroud and Dimitri Payet’s goals. Their next game is against against Albania Wednesday in Marseilles. Come and support Les Bleus with us at the Yager Bar! One free drink offered with every ticket.





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