Events The festival of Avignon
2016-07-26 18:15:50 TV5MONDE Asie Pacifique

The Theatre Festival of Avignon is the largest in Europe & one of the major festivals in Provence!
This is a wonderful event to celebrate Art with a capital A, from dancing to poetry, from theatre to philosophy... 
The Avignon Festival was founded by Jean Vilar in 1947. He was a French actor and theatre director himself. 
The 2016 edition will take between July 6th and 24th under the thematic of  -L'Amour des possibles - The Love of All That is Possible.
Every year, between 35 and 50 shows are held with around 300 performances. 500 journalists come to the event and write 2000 articles about it. 
Happy Festival D’Avignon!


  • Laurent Delahouse will be interviewing the French President Emmanuel Macron, this Sunday 17th December. The interview will be broadcast in a news report from France 2 and will be shown on TV5MONDE Europe at 7:30pm (UK time GMT).

  • The 25th French Film Festival UK offers a rich programme of films to enjoy, involving leading independent cinemas around the country from Glasgow and Edinburgh to London, from Inverness to Dundee and Belfast, from Warwick and Leicester to Chichester and Bristol, plus many more places in between watch the crème de la crème of contemporary and classic French-speaking cinema from 2 Nov to 17 Dec 2017. See what's on where here

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