Newsletter n°407 / French news, LEJ, Plan Ecole, and more

Hello franceinlondoner

"Believe me, I who am speaking to you with full knowledge of the facts, and who tell you that nothing is lost for France. The same means that overcame us can bring us victory one day.
For France is not alone! She is not alone! She is not alone! She has a vast Empire behind her. She can align with the British Empire that holds the sea and continues the fight. She can, like England, use without limit the immense industry of the United States."

Appel du 18 juin 1940.
Charles de Gaulle 

Musical meeting

Meet L.E.J, three French girls with more than 53 million views on Youtube

For almost a year now, their song Summer 2015 has been stuck in everyone's head in France. L.E.J, for Lucie, Elisa and Juliette, co-wrote last summer's hit, which to date has registered over 53 million views on Youtube. On 14 June, I met the three young women for their first ever concert in London during the French Chamber of Commerce gala dinner.


Horticulture and design at GROW London

Hampstead - 23 to 26 June

A completely fresh contemporary garden and lifestyle fair, GROW London brings together the worlds of horticulture and design and is bursting with ideas on how to transform your indoor or outdoor space no matter how large or small. Whether you’re looking for greenhouses, garden furniture or sculpture, pots and accessories or rare and hard-to-find plants from specialist nurseries, GROW London presents a curated selection of over 100 of the finest makers and suppliers of original and beautiful garden products and design from across the globe.

Exclusive offer for the readers of FranceInLondon: get half price off on-the-door tickets with code FranceGrow (the offer excludes the Garden Party Charity Preview). 


Designers Sample Sale Pop-Up

Lonsdale Road - 19 June to 2 July

Style by Definition is a multi label showroom that represents exclusively premium contemporary Greek fashion designers. The sample sales is of women wear at wholesale prices. High quality, timeless styles with an edge. The brands and the styles at the pop-up can be previewed here.

DJ Party

Smokey Joe & the Kid ft. MysDiggi

The Queen of Hoxton - 24 June

'Smokey Joe and The Kid ft. MysDiggi’ are over from France for a very rare UK mini Tour! Smokey Joe & The Kid is the collaboration of two beatmakers from Bordeaux, France. They are passionate about US hip hop and bass music but also by groovy melodies from the beginning of the 20th century.
Support act: DJ Sacha Dieu (Stranger than Paradise)

Competition: 2 x pairs of tickets to be won for Smokey Joe and The Kid at the Queen of Hoxton on 24 June


Bastille Festival, behind the scenes of The Doctor in Spite of Himself

Drayton Arms Theatre - 21 June to 17 July

In a flat near London Bridge, the Exchange Theatre company is getting ready. They will perform at the Drayton Arms Theatre from 21 June to 17 July for the Bastille Festival. The aim is both to help the Brits know more about the great classics of French theatre and form part of the French celebrations of their national day. This year, Molière gets the limelight with The Doctor in Spite of Himself.

Political meeting

UFE meeting on Referendum and Plan Ecole

Ecole Internationale Franco-Anglaise - 18 June

The Union of the French living abroad invites you to discuss the "plan école" and referendum with two French Senators: Olivier Cadic and Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam.
- The plan école is a movement created to encourage the opening of more French and bilingual schools to ensure that French children living in the UK can at any point during their studies regain access to schools in France.
- There will also be a presentation about a potential Brexit and how this would affect the French living in the UK. 


From Scratch to Success: Business Stories

Ciné Lumière - 5 July

The French Chamber of Great Britain opens the floor to three exceptional visionaries who will talk about their experiences, set-backs and routes to success. Alain Afflelou, Founder, Chairman, and CEO at Alain Afflelou, Jean-François Cécillon, Managing Director of Waddington Custot and Founder of Universal Matrix and Ning Li, Co-Founder and CEO of will talk about their career paths, each representing a real “success story". 





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