Newsletter n°350 / WIN: DVDs of Les Misérables French News in London

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"Not being able to live without Paris, a mark of foolishness; not loving it anymore, a sign of decadence."
Gustave Flaubert


Les Misérables is released on DVD on 13 May 2013

Released on DVD on 13th May

Winner of three Golden Globes, four BAFTAs, and three Academy Awards, Les Misérables, set against the backdrop of 19th century France, tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. Hugh Jackman plays the ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Anne Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. If you have missed it on the big screen or just want to see it over and over again, try to win right now a DVD of this amazing movie, directed by The King’s Speech’s Academy Award-winning director, Tom Hooper. 

3 x copies of Les Misérables to be won


10 Faux-Pas you should avoid in the British labour market

So you have fallen head over heels with the dazzling charm of London and you would like to settle here quicker than you can say "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper" (a well-known English tongue-twister). But while the British job market is traditionally open to foreigners, it still has its own pecularities. As a French expatriate, you might want to know the do’s and the don’ts that could dampen your job prospects and career development. In order for you to start on the right foot, we have highlighted ten mistakes you must avoid making while applying for a job, keeping it, getting paid as expected and getting on with your colleagues.

Three secrets to successful Interview Body Language

During an interview, you might know what to say, but are you sure about how to say it? Alexandra Sleator gives you three body language secrets to make a good impression during an interview.


Address Unknown

With Thierry Lhermitte and Christian Clavier

Kathrine Kressmann Taylor’s classic pre-war text is brought to life in a powerful new production directed by Steve Marmion. "Address Unknown" stars theatre and film legends Christian Clavier (Les Visiteurs, Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre), and Thierry Lhermitte (An American Werewolf in Paris, Les Papas du dimanche, Le noir (te)vous va si bien).

From 13th till 22nd June 2013

The Little Soldiers

From 15 May to 2 June

Inspired by the ancient tale of Cain and Abel, “The Little Soldiers” by acclaimed company Théâtre Re combines spellbinding physical theatre and a sonic landscape created by live musical narrative to portray a timeless rivalry.


Rimbaud and Verlaine in London

At 6pm on 20 May 2013

The Rimbaud & Verlaine Foundation, a charity committed to creating an Anglo-French ‘Poetry House' at No 8 Royal College Street, London, the property formerly occupied by the poets, presents a unique event exploring the story of Rimbaud and Verlaine in London.


Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine - Homo Plebis Ultimate Tour

On 27 June 2013 at the Bush Hall

Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine will give his very first concert in London 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.

2 x pairs of ticket to be won for Thiéfaine's concert 

Film Review

Film Review and Interview with director: Our Children by Joaquim Lafosse

Released on 10 May in UK cinemas

How to make infanticide understandable, human and almost forgivable? This is Joaquim Lafosse’s ambition in his latest film, Our Children, released in the UK on 10 May 2013. Pursuing his on-going obsession, the director immerses the audience in the universe of a dysfunctional family and sheds some light on the reasons for which women kill their own children.

What's on in Paris?

Nº 5 Culture Chanel

From 5 May to 5 June 2013

Centred on the longstanding ties between CHANEL and the arts, N°5 CULTURE CHANEL, imagined by Jean-Louis Froment, reveals the artistic, timeless and iconic essence of the fragrance CHANEL N°5.






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