Named as ‘French Spring’, the festival is being held in Sri Lanka for the first time and will showcase a variety of Sri Lankan and French artists.
The festival will take place in different cities of Sri Lanka : Colombo, Kandy and Matara.
The festival will present ten events in various artistic fields such as world music, photography, cinema, rock music, classical music, architecture, literature, dance, street art and gastronomy.
The French Spring, which commenced on June 15, will end on June 24.
The French Spring is organised by the Alliance française de Kotte and the Embassy of France.
By Abaji (France), P. Ratnayake (Sri Lanka)
June 15th at 7.00 pm at the BMICH Open Air Theatre
June 17th at 5.30pm at Rahula College, Matara
by Dorothy Shoes (France)
June 15th – June 24th from 11.00am to 7.00pm at BMICH Mihilaka Medura
- Colombo, June 16th, 17th and 18th (BMICH)
- Jaffna, June 21st, 22nd and 23rd
Francophone Film Festival (France, Belgium, Switzerland)
June 16th – June 24th at BMICH BCIS Lecture Hall
No screening on June 20*
Opening ceremony on June 16 at 6.30 pm with Chatrak – film of Vimukthi Jayasundara.
June 24th – Workshop on short films conducted by Asoka Handagama at BMICH BCIS Lecture Hall
Rock concert Stigmata (Sri Lanka) and SUCCESS (France)
June 16th at 8.00 pm at BMICH, Outside Hall
Classical Music concert with F. Pelassy (France) and Ananda Dabare, Avanti Perera, Dushyanthi Perera from the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka
June 17th at 7.00pm at Lionel Wendt Theatre
Architecture = sustainable
Exhibition on Sustainable Architecture, Symposium and Round Table discussions
Exhibition / films
June 19 – June 23 at the BMICH, Eco Auditorium Mihilaka Medura
Symposium <Energy efficiency in the construction sector> from 8.30am – 12.30pm at the BMICH, BCIS Lecture Hall.
Round Table discussions from 2.30pm – 5.00pm at the BMICH, Eco Auditorium Mihilaka Medura.
Fête de la Musique
Fête de la Musique, (also known as World Music Day) will feature a series of music concerts
on June 21st at 3.00 pm onwards at BMICH Outside Hall.
A vous de lire! – Cross readings in four languages by Sri Lankan authors
June 22nd at 5.00 pm at BMICH Mihilaka Medura
“Shango Shango Shango Oh!” Dance performance by Arpeggio Creative Dance Academy (Sri Lanka)
June 22nd at 7.30pm at BMICH Outside Hall
Street art / hip hop
De Fakto Company (France)
Burlesque Hip Hop
June 23rd at 7.00 at BMICH, Outside Hall
June 24th at 5.30pm (Galle Face Green)
Hip Hop workshops
June 19 & June 21 5.00pm – 7.00pm
(Free admission upon registration: email@example.com)
French Gastronomy with Chef Frédéric Simonin
June 20th to June 23rd at the Mount Lavinia Hotel