L- R: Mr. Mubarak Gaffor – Director, Sales & Marketing, Galle Face Hotel, Mr. Francis Cappe – Director of the Alliance Français de Kotte, H.E Jean-Marin Schuh – Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Mr. Jean-Philippe Gavios – Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs, Embassy of France to Sri Lanka & the Maldives, Ms Dinusha Ileperuma – Press Atachee of the Embassy of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
• The 6th edition of the French Spring Festival will be held between the 14th of June and the 14th of July
For this edition of the French Spring Festival, The French Embassy and the Alliance Française intend to bring the best of French modern culture, to an extended audience, in Colombo and Kandy. The public will have access to the music of the well-known French DJ Sven Løve - the 17th of June -and of the French singer and DJ Charles-Baptiste – the 28th of June, during free events at the 41 Sugar in Colombo. The movie “Eden”, about the history of the techno movement in Paris, will be screened with the special presence of DJ Sven Love, at the Alliance Française de Kotte on the 18th of June. Street artist Alber will bein Kandy on the 17th of June and the 19th and 20thof Jun in Colombo, for unique graffiti performances. The writer Paul Fournel will present his workon the dynamic between technology and literature on the 23rd and the 24th of June. The public will also experience an interactive exhibition on digital creation presented by the Transmedia Immersive University and the French Institute between the 1st and the 10th of July. The jazz Band - Gala Swing Quartet will have several concerts, in Colombo and in other major locations in Sri Lanka.
The team behind the French Spring Festival
The festival will also feature elements offashion and tourism, two major highlights of France’s culture. The Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology (LIFT, Colombo) will present a fashion show with several international young creators; on the 9th of July. On the 11th of July, a presentation on tourism will promote both the beauty of Sri Lanka and France in partnership with the French guide Le Petit Futé, at the Alliance française.
Most of events and performances will be open to the public, to find out more search for the “French Spring in Sri Lanka” on Facebook or access the website lk.ambafrance.org or www.alliancefrancaise.lk.
The Embassy of France gives special thanks to their partners who made this event possible