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Sunday, 05 June 2016





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French Spring Festival

The Embassy of France and the network of the Alliance Francaise have once again organised the yearly French Spring Festival which commenced on June 3 and will last until the French Bastille Day, July 14. This year is the 5th edition of the French Spring which will showcase a variety of events including visual arts, cinema and musical rhythms ranging from gypsy jazz to contemporary songs. The thought being to strengthen the ties between European and South Asian cultures and give opportunities for cultural explorations and discoveries.

A series of conferences and discussions have been organised on the risks and potential of the increasing number of tourists and the development of eco-friendly practices, contributing to raise awareness about the importance of moving towards sustainable development.

Where visual arts is concerned the artist and ethnologist Vickie Fremont will conduct workshops implementing her “recycled out program” and photographer Marie Caroline Senlis presents black and white exhibitions about Versailles Palace’s gardens highlighting the beauty of France’s heritage. The internationally-renowned graffiti artist, Marko93 will colour the walls of Kandy, Matara and Colombo showcasing artwork in public space!

June 5 to June 17 – Photographyexhibition by Marie Caroline Senlis, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Black Cat Cafe, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7.

June 7 – 8.30 a.m. - Preserving a valuable Natural Heritage – threats to Sri Lankan Coasts and Marine Areas and opportunities for sustainable management and eco-tourism. Venue – Jubilee Room, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo 3. (On invitation only)


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