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Join us online this weekend


As we mentioned in our previous email, while we had dearly hoped to be meeting in person this weekend, we are pleased that we can still stay connected and celebrate Bastille Day through our online program. 

Take care and stay tuned for more updates.

Tune into our free online program

From today, you’ll be able to access our full online program for free via our website. Sit back, relax and enjoy some virtual joie de vivre with online treats including the documentary Home Shift Home, performances by soprano Lorena Stipani and pianist David McNicol, cooking by Gabriel Gâté, Jump by the Huxleys and more!
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Les
Lumières Talks


A key feature of the Bastille Day French Festival, this series of talks, titled Les Lumières, (the Lights), have moved  online.

This year's talks focus not only on history but also on topical issues that are relevant to all of us. Especially relevant as the French Revolution and its values of Liberty, Equality Fraternity came about at the end of a century of Enlightenment [Le Siècle des Lumières].


Ticket sales close 30mins prior to start of the talk.
Les Lumières Vert; Can we achieve net zero carbon emission without decline?
Friday 16 July, 4.30pm

Key players from the energy and transportation sectors, at the forefront of the energy transition, will debate with financiers and government members on whether the historical relationship between GDP and environmental impact can be weakened and effectively severed. Can we deploy new technologies and shift the nature of our consumption and lifestyle while continuing to grow GDP, even in a wealthy country such as Australia?
 
Les Lumières Rouge; The French Revolution and its relevance to today
Saturday 17 July, 11am

A world authority on the French Revolution and nineteenth-century France, Prof Peter McPhee will explore how the Revolution is still relevant today.

Prof McPhee, one of Australia’s most eminent academics, has focused his research on the study of change and continuity in regional and rural France during and following the French Revolution.
 

Les Lumières Bleu; Demystifing the French cliché
Saturday 17 July, 2.30pm

“French men all wear berets. All French people listen to accordion music and eat gourmet meals. The French are good lovers. Everyone in France rides a bicycle with a baguette in their basket.”

Three French expats and an Anthropologist, Tom McNamara will explore what are the most common and what is their impact.
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Register for our online workshop
 

The Art Embroidery Revolution with French couturier, Delphine Genin

Saturday 17 July, 3.30pm

In collaboration with the Bastille Day French Festival, French-Australian couture designer Delphine Genin, who trained in Paris at the exclusive, CHANEL-owned Ecole Lesage, will be hosting a virtual event on the 17th of July to share the story behind the label and reveal her thinking process when designing new pieces.

During this exclusive event, you will be able to question Delphine on some of her collection pieces as well as her latest work of Art.

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