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Tuesday 1 September

Every Tuesday, you are invited to explore one of the facets of francophone culture.

As in France some people still enjoy what they call the “grandes vacances”. Let’s have a look at a man who had a great impact on the way French people nowadays can enjoy payed holidays. Please, meet, in the article below, Léon Blum!

Article here (FR) : https://www.lemonde.fr/talents-fr/article/2006/07/03/leon-blum-et-les-conges-payes_791057_3504.html And here (EN) : https://www.britannica.com/biography/Leon-Blum

Thursday 3 September

Every Thursday, we propose an online performance to one of France’s leading cultural institutions.

Today we invite you to watch the stunning creation called “Möbius” presented in Lyon in the Maison de la Danse. This show is a circassian poetic creation with 19 acrobats from a company called XY, accompanied by Rachid Ouramdane.

Get hypnotised by clicking here: https://www.france.tv/spectacles-et-culture/1313259-mobius-par-la-cie-xy-et-rachid-ouramdane-a-la-maison-de-la-danse.html

Monday 7 September

Every Monday, we invite you to learn something new.

Playing with words, the humourist Karim Duval here creates a wonderful speech about the French word “confinement” meaning “lockdown”.

He basically creates a story around this word and it is magical ✨: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbrs03VQQ4Q

Wednesday 9 September

Are you ready for the Wednesday/Musée ?

Discover today a unique location called the « Centre National du Costumes de Scène ».
This centre proposes very original exhibitions of wonderful theatre, ballet or opera costumes. It opened in July 2006 and it is the only museum in the world that offers such items like props, costumes and decors. Some of the items are from the famous Opéra Garnier, the Comédie Française or the Bibliothèque nationale de France! The Centre National du Costume de Scène then also has a role of restoring them, preserving them and exhibiting them to the public.

Click here to start the visit and be dazzled: http://ow.ly/7Iy550BgLkO

Friday 11 September

Every Friday, we highlight a new facet of francophone culture.

Today (re)discover the Youtube channel called Et tout le monde s'en fout (“and no one cares”).
This Youtube channel is amazing at explaining some day to day concepts such as solidarity, violence, time etc... in an ironic and sarcastic way. The characters in the series are very good and the short format enables you to go straight to the point and understand quickly.

Go and click here: http://ow.ly/TvNT50BgLvY

Tuesday 15 September

Every Tuesday, you are invited to explore one of the facets of francophone culture.

Let’s discover today the European Heritage Day. It is the most widely celebrated participatory cultural event in Europe. The Council of Europe launched the initiative in 1985, which became a joint action co-organised with the European Union in 1999. European Heritage Days take place in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention every year in September. Within each country, a network of regional and local authorities, civic and private groups and thousands of volunteers are in charge of organising annual events. The events are organised around a special common theme. During the European Heritage Days, doors are opened to thousands of monuments and sites (some of them normally closed to the public), allowing people to enjoy free visits, learn about their shared cultural heritage and become actively involved in the safeguarding of Europe's heritage for present and future generations.

Article here (FR) : https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/actions/heritage-days_fr
And here (EN) : https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/actions/heritage-days_en

Thursday 17 September

Every Thursday, we propose an online performance to one of France’s leading cultural institutions.

Today we invite you to watch “Ils n’avaient pas prévu qu’on allait gagner”, a play from Christine Citti’s notes and staged by Jean-Louis Martinelli, produced by La Compagnie des Indes.

This play is about young people living in an emergency shelter. Christine Citti plunged herself in this shelter, meeting the adolescents living there and she pays tribute in the play to all those kids that we did not really hear nor see.

The show is available on Francetv culturebox : https://www.france.tv/spectacles-et-culture/1136073-ils-n-avaient-pas-prevu-qu-on-allait-gagner-au-theatre-de-sartrouville.html"

Monday 21 September

Every Monday, we invite you to learn something new.

Today discover the podcast “Mot Compte Triple”. If you are passionate about (French) words, this is the perfect podcast for you! In the audio they carefully unravel a word speaking about its origin, its definition but also linking stories to it.

Click here: https://podcast.ausha.co/motcomptetriple-podcast

Wednesday 23 September

Are you ready for the Wednesday/Musée ?

Today have a look at la Cité du Vin in Bordeaux. 🍷🍇This Cité du Vin is an original cultural institution. One of its goals is to enable the visitors to discover wine via an immersive and sensory experience inside a unique architecture building. Click below to see differently the wine throughout the world, the culture, the time and all the civilizations.

Click here to start the visit: http://ow.ly/UxkE50Btg70