Newsletter n°411 / Summer is not over just yet!

Hello franceinlondoner

“Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are our most powerful weapons.
One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world”.

Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Peace Prize)

Cinema event

London's Favourite French Film 2016 VIP Gala Award Night and UK première of One Man and His Cow

22 September 2016 at Picturehouse Central is proud to announce the 12th edition of London's Favourite French Film, a celebration of the unique contributions of French cinema to London's cultural scene. Tickets for the VIP GALA AWARDS under the patronage of the French Ambassador to the UK will be on sale by the end of this week. In the meantime: SAVE THE DATE!


Nannies, governess, butlers, housekeepers, drivers… How to find the right household staff

For many families, one of the most stressful and difficult things they have to organise for their children (apart from getting them into the right schools of course) is likely to be their care. How do you get the right nanny, mother’s help or au pair to fit your requirements depending on your needs and your budget? And as children get older, families often start looking for a different type of household staff and move to a governess and housekeeper. Households are as different as people and finding the right staff for the right household is a continuing challenge. So how do agencies go about it?


Burkini : when France is threatened by swimwear

France has recently made the headlines. Sadly, it was not for the right reasons. Over the last month, more than 30 French towns have banned the burkini on their beaches. Many people were shocked by this decision. What has happened to trigger such a fierce debate?


The French woman who invented cinema?

Most readers of France in London may well be thinking – "surely cinema was invented by the Lumière Brothers in 1895.” And you would be right but there is a strong case to be made that their achievement was ‘moving pictures’ and that ‘cinema’ as we know it in its all-singing, all-dancing way was the child of a little known French director Alice Guy Blaché. Discover her history, told by Jon Davies, the tutor of French Cinema at Morley College!

French cuisine

La Ferme London: a menu for everyone!

The first thing I did when I was invited for dinner at La Ferme London was to look up their menu on the Internet. Alright no let's be honest: the first thing I did was wonder why they had named a restaurant La Ferme London (it literally means "shut up London" in French...). But do not stop at the name: La Ferme London is definitely one of the best restaurants I have been to recently!


How to pay less tax for your company in England?

Shabir, accountant for Euro Accounting Ltd, gives us a few tips to pay less tax for companies in England: 
- Capital Allowance
- Deduct your investment in equipment
- Include your family members on the payroll
- Combine wages and dividends
- Deduct expenditure that took place before the company was set up

What happened this week

- French Economy Minister resigns
- Nicolas Sarkozy questions Le Touquet agreement
- The first deradicalisation centre to open in France
- People in Brittany go swimming with their clothes on to support women wearing burkini
- Alain Juppé uses burkini ban to urge tolerance
- Mayors refuse to revoke burkini ban
- The ambassadors' week: French diplomacy in the spotlight
- Burkini : French state council cancelled the ban in Villeneuve-Loubet
- French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel died aged 86
- More than 3000 reservists called to protect France against terrorism
- Oscar Wilde takes over le Petit Palais
- UK citizenship should be given to EU medics
- Czech Republic wants a European army
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) trebles the risk of breast cancer
- Huge tourism drop in France





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