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Friday, 19 May 2017 10:40

French Spring Festival 2017 gets underway in Sri Lanka

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The 6th edition of the French Spring Festival organized by the French Embassy and the Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo is now underway. For this very special edition, 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 welcome the beats 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 Sugar 41 in Colombo. The movie “Eden”, about the history of techno movement in Paris, will be screened, with the special presence of DJ Sven Løve, at the Alliance Française de Kotte on the 18th of June. Street artist Alber will be on the 17th of June in Kandy and the 19th and 20th in Colombo, for unique graffiti performances. The writer Paul Fournel will present his work on the relation between technology and literature the 23rd and the 24th of June. The public will also experience an interactive exhibition on digital creation presented by 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 cities of Sri Lanka.

The festival will also include fashion and tourism, two major assets 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. 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.

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