This lighthouse shown above is the Grand Phare de l’île de Sein and was built in the late 1830’s in order to meet safety requirements. The currents and flows are famous for being very strong in this area, which makes it very dangerous for the boats. The island of Sein is located a few kilometers from the west coast of France, near the Pointe du Raz. The inhabitants had to adopt a special lifestyle due to the tough weather conditions.
Every year on 20th March, countries around the world celebrate Francophonie through cultural events honouring the French language.This year the Institut français and Francophonie UK present the national final of the Joutes Oratoires Lycéennes, concluding months of French debating competitions involving 100's of 6th form students across the UK. This event is followed by a screening of the documentary Speak-Up (À voix haute – La force de la parole) by Stéphane de Freitas. The event starts at 3:30pm on 20th March, free but booking is required