Newsletter n°334 / Goodbye 2012 - Hello 2013

Dear franceinlondoner

Happy New Year!


TELL™ Them What's Gone Wrong: 4 Steps to Discussing Under-Performance

In this year's last column, Executive Coach Alexandra Sleator looks at how line managers can constructively address under-performance with a team member. If you dread giving negative feedback, find out how this type of conversation does not have to end in tears...


Les Misérables

In cinemas now

Hollywood's finest actors performed live on camera to make Tom Hooper's Les Misérables. The film is based on Victor Hugo's novel and uses the lyrics from London's longest running musical of the same name. "Les Mis" as it is often referred to, has been seen to date by over 60 million people since it was first on stage in October 1985. A real winner which will no doubt be another success story for Tom Hooper.

Amour nominated for 5 Academy Awards

This is not good for French Cinema. The nominations for the Oscars have just been announced and Amour of Michael Anneke is the only French film to have been nominated. Amour with Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert won the Palme d’Or in 2012. Today it has been selected to compete in a number of major categories: Best Film, Best Foreign Film, Best Scenario, Best Director and to top it all, Emmanuelle Riva now aged 85 is also running for the Best Actress Academy Award.

DVD Release

Searching for Sugar Man now out on DVD

Out now

Searching For Sugar Man, the most acclaimed music documentary of the year, is now out on DVD, and to mark the release we have 3 DVDs to give away!

3 x DVDs to be won


French Marital contracts: what value do they have in England?

There are significant differences between marital contracts and Anglo-Saxon prenuptial agreements, but there are similarities too. The area is complex. William Healing of Kingsley Napley tells us what to expect.


The Difference Between French and British Mental Health Professionals

You have your list of good resolutions for 2013 but you know deep down that out of this list very few things will be completed. You feel so alone. Why don't you decide this year not to feel alone anymore when faced with difficulties? You need to see "someone" but who should it be? A psychiastrist or a psychologist? Should he be French or English? What to do, what to do?

Foodie Corner

The UK crowned King of Health and Safety, even when it comes to the "galette des rois"!

If you enjoy French culinary traditions, you may have tried a galette des rois last Sunday. What if someone broke their tooth when biting on the fève hidden in the piece of galette ? Would you sue your baker for putting the porcelain figurine there in the first place? Maybe not, but the Brits have thought about this option...


C'est Royal! With Nadeah from Nouvelle Vague, La Maison Tellier and Lail Arad

Monday 28 January 2013 - 7:45 PM at the Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall's annual celebration of the very best in French contemporary artists returns! The evening promises to showcase a variety of French talent, including Nadeah (Nouvelle Vague), La Maison Tellier and Lail Arad.
At £12.50 a ticket, it's a real bargain!

2 x pairs of tickets to be won


Totally Serialized Festival Season 2

From 16th to 20th January

Do not miss THE TV Series Festival on the big screen of the Ciné Lumière at the Institut Français in London. Premieres, Q&As, marathons, masterclasses and more!

2 x pairs of tickets to be won for the opening night






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