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vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2021 ‘Feel Good Edition’

3 Nov, 2021 10 Dec, 2021

vOilah! France Singapore Festival returns for a month-long celebration of partnerships between France and Singapore covering culture, education, science and lifestyle. This year’s ‘Feel Good Edition’, with over 120 partners and 50 incredible programmes, aims to be the first carbon-neutral festival in Singapore.

Key festival highlights Include:

Le Petit Prince – A Musical Journey: This orchestral adaptation by French composer Thierry Huillet of the much-beloved text Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) is performed for the very first time in Asia by the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra. It also features the first use of hologram technology in a theatrical musical production in Singapore, and Francophile local actor Hossan Leong.

Le Grand Jazz: The Jazz Association (Singapore) presents an exclusive Singapore-France collaborative big band tribute to the late French composer Michel Legrand. Led by Music Director Jeremy Monteiro with Associate Music Director Weixiang Tan, French musicians, trumpeter Nicolas Folmer and saxophonist Sylvain Beuf, will perform virtually with the Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra (JASSO).

Designers Du Design – Interact: First presented at Lille Metropole 2020, World Capital of Design, Designers du Design – Interact is an exploration of design praxis and practice, where the role of a French designer as creator and advocate inspiring future generations is imagined and interrogated by NoDesign in conversation with contemporary design figures.

37th French Film Festival 2021: The annual French Film Festival is back and bigger than ever with 35 films! This year’s theme is crafted to complement vOilah! and the “feel good” edition. Many titles that have recently been released in France will have their premiere in Singapore, including Eiffel, Delicieux, and cult movies, OSS 117 – From Africa with love and Kaamelott.

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Virtual Experience: The former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was officially opened in 1932 with fancy facilities such as a restaurant, a bar, a hair salon and even a hotel. Closed for the development of an extensive underground line since 2012, a virtual reality experience was designed to re- ignite an appreciation of its beautiful interior and allow visitors to navigate the spaces virtually. This virtual reality experience offers an experiential fly-through in the National Museum of Singapore.

Gastronomy: Gastronomy is a fundamental element of French culture, and foodie programming is staple to vOilah!. Highlights include fine culinary experiences as well as unique encounters between French and Singaporean masters.

Choose France! Education & Career Fair ASEAN 2021: From 22 to 27 November, a series of webinars will be given by representatives of France’s top-notch higher education institutions, encouraging students from ASEAN to further studying in France as well as of French MNCs for career and internship opportunities.

vOilah! Feels Good About Sustainability: In line with its renewed focus on sustainability this year, vOilah! is proud to present a series of 10 programmes centred around sustainability, climate change and biodivsersity. Highlights include a sustainable French Market, an immersive art installation at Science Centre Singapore, and a “Footprint” exhibition at Gardens by the Bay showcasing innovative ecological solutions by citizens all over the world.

vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2021 runs from 3 November to 10 December. To view the full festival programme and purchase tickets, visit voilah.sg.



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Start:
Wed Nov 3
End:
Fri Dec 10
Website:
https://www.voilah.sg
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