Newsletter n°259 / Fashion, Cinema, Music: Glamour!

Dear franceinlondoner

"I had a heart attack- this proves I have a heart."

Serge Gainsbourg (Song writer, singer, womaniser)


Spring Fashion Review

Ah, March is upon us, and not a moment too soon. Here we are, finally, in the month that promises to serve us up eight days of spring after the main course. This must mean the time has come to put on our fashion spectacles and examine our wardrobes for potential warm weather upgrades...

En Memoriam

Serge Gainsbourg : 20 years after his death

Twenty years ago, Serge Gainsbourg, one of the only artists to emerge from France who substantially challenged artistic, social and cultural norms, died of a heart attack. Franceinlondon pays tribute to this legend who left his mark on French society.

Cinematic icon Annie Girardot dies

French actress and 1950s cinematic icon Annie Girardot died on Monday aged 79 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. She was 79.


2011 Cesar: The Results

Another year, another show: And what a show it was! This time the pickings have been particularly rich for the 2011 Cesar...

Benda Bilili!

Summer 2009. Five paraplegics and a young able-bodied teenager light up the stage in front of an entranced audience of 8000 people. "Benda Bilili" - in English "See Beyond", is the name of this Kinshasa band which has acquired a global following.


6 Nations : England en route to the Grand Slam

England is still unbeaten in the 2011 6 Nations Tournament after the hard-won victory over their best enemy France 17-9 at Twickenham.


2011 Les Victoires de la Musique (Part two) : The Results

The second part of 2011 French Music Awards Ceremony 'Les Victoires de la Musique 2011' was held yesterday at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. So what's the verdict? Who are the best French artists of the year ?

Yelle at the Playground

French electro band Yelle - Currently supporting Katy Perry with a string of sold out shows - will be performing in London at the Playground on 26 March 2011.

3 x Pairs of tickets to be won.


Jacques Villeglé at the Alexia Goethe Gallery

From 11th February to 25th March, the Alexia Goethe Gallery welcomes Jacques Villegé and his 'décollages' for an exceptional exhibition,


France : Cabinet reshuffle under pressure

Only three months and a half after the previous massive reshuffle, this new cabinet shake-up is an admission of failure for President Sarkozy.








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