Even if we don’t have the soleil de Provence…

petanqueYou can still play pétanque and drink Pastis! Today and next Wednesday Old Spitalfields Market is hosting a French afternoon featuring a bowling green, bar and various Gallic gastronomic delights care of the Le Bouchon Breton. And if pastis and bowling isn’t really your thing you can still sit on the térasse, sip kir royales and watch the competition! From 11am to 6pm.

Old Spitalfields Market
London E1 6BG

La Nouvelle Vague

pierrot-le-fouIn the second part of their Nouvelle Vague festival, the BFI are showing some lesser-known gems from 1960s French cinema alongside classic must-sees such as Pierrot le fou and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. If you’re a New Wave novice, Paris vu par features six vignettes set in different parts of Paris from six directors and it’s a great film for getting to know the movement better.

BFI Southbank
London SE1 8XT

Voulez vous dansez avec moi ce soir?

london-frenchEvery two weeks, London French Wednesday brings the expat community together in a different club in the capital. Tonight pop along to 24 London for the “I Miss Paris” festival where you can see LeAm, who usually takes charge of the decks at the très chic ChaCha Club in Paris.

24 London
24 Kingly Street,
London W1B 5QP

Theatre à la Tête du Roi

kings-headFor those of you with rudimentary French, we’re talking about The Kings Head Theatre of course! The famed pub theatre in Islington is currently showing “A Door Must be Open or Shut”, a 19th century comedy of manners from French playwright Alfred De Musset. Tartuffe Production are perfoming the work in English until May 24th.

The Kings Head
115 Upper Street
London N1 1QN