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
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)