Newsletter n°348 / French News in London

Dear franceinlondoner

"Let's be realistic and ask for the impossible"
Ernesto Che Guevara - 1928-1967

"Soyons réalistes, demandons l'impossible."

Ernesto Che Guevara - 1928-1967


France's influence in Europe: Can we still believe in it?

The visit of the UK Prime Minister and his family to the German Chancellor in her country residence outside Berlin has been interpreted as a snub to the French President. The possibility of a growing alliance between David Cameron and Angela Merkel casts a dark shadow over the Franco-German relationship. And some of the French socialists who have been critical of Angela Merkel's "selfish intransigence", may push the German chancellor towards changing her strategic partner in Europe. Is this a sign of France's decreasing influence in Europe?

Photo: Peter Schrank - The Economist


Zaz in concert

12 June 2013

Following her sold out XOYO show and acclaimed performance at the Royal Albert Hall supporting Caro Emerald in March, French pop/gypsy-jazz singer, Zaz, will return to London for a concert at the Scala on 12 June. Buy your tickets now for this amazing musical experience.

One pair of tickets to be won for Zaz live on 12 June 2013 at Scala.

Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine - Homo Plebis Ultimate Tour

At the Bush Hall on 27th June

Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine will give his very first concert in London at the Bush Hall on 27th June 2013 as part of his Homo Plebis Ultimae Tour. This intimate must-see show will be the opportunity for the uninitiated to discover this remarkable singer and songwriter.

It will also be a chance for his fans to look back on his 30 year-long career, from his breakthrough to his latest award-winning album Suppléments de Mensonge.

Book Corner

Book Review: Mediterranean Homesick Blues

by Benjamin Chatfield

In Mediterranean Homesick Blues, subtitled A Diary of Life-affirming Disasters on the Côte D’Azur, Benjamin Chatfield thrusts us into the dazzling world of the extravagant hotspots of Cannes and Saint-Tropez. He talks about crazy French girls, casual nudity on the beach, the enchanting Southern French accent and the glitzty French Riviera.

To buy the book, please click here

DVDs to be won

Ernest and Célestine released in cinemas

Film released on 1 May

The award-winning animated film, Ernest and Célestine (Best Animated Picture, Césars 2012) was released in UK cinemas on 1 May 2013. Do not miss this delightful tale.

3 x DVD bundles of Welcome Aboard, The Prophet and Gainsbourg to be won

Do Elephants Pray out on DVD on 20 May

DVD is ou on 20 May

Enjoy an original romcom about a businessman struggling to find the meaning of life, who discovers a sense of purpose once he meets Malika, an attractive unconventional French woman.

5 x Copies of the DVD of Do Elephants pray to be won


BD & Comics Passion Festival

From 30 May to 2 June 2013

Get ready to see the best comic book creators: the legends and the rising stars, the best-selling artists and undiscovered geniuses. Do not miss out on this unique event and check out the programme right now. 

2 x pairs of tickets to be won for a drawing jam on 31 May (La Grande Sophie or GiédRé)






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