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Explore the city of Melbourne #LetsMelbourneAgain

Alliance Française
A visual tour of the key elements we love about France, wine and arts.

Caudalie, the film
“The Victorian State Government and the Ministry of Multicultural affairs is proud to have supported the production of Caudalie, a short film produced by the Bastille Day French Festival. Caudalie explores the melding of French tradition with Australian innovation and the unique product of this union. The film tells the story of the Portet Winery in the Yarra valley and the father-son duo who run it.”

The Knot
French artist Cyril Lancelin is interviewed about The Knot at Fed Square, in the city of Melbourne (in French and English)

We join Honorary Consul General of France, Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, and Senior Curator of the NGV, Dr.Ted Gott, in conversation with Cyril in France. Combining technology and art, Cyril engages the public in immersive installations, encouraging the viewer to question their own relationship with their built environment. Using the concept of a maze, he created an inflatable labrinth that illuminates from within!

Danser encore
“His name is Kaddour Hadadi, or HK when he’s on stage. He was born in Roubaix, France, defines himself as a “mountebank citizen of the world”. “This song passed us very quickly, tells his interpreter. It had barely been released in 48 hours since it already had more than a million views.” Source: www.newsy-today.com

Barambah – yoghurt cake with Gabriel Gaté
Presenting a special Gabriel Gaté cake demonstration! Gabriel Gaté, much loved French chef known to many for his joyful cooking shows and Tour De France gourmet updates has joined the Festival to demonstrate the baking of a fabulous french style cake made with the delicious yoghurt made and supplied by Barambah.

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Home Shift Home
Every individual and every family needs to belong somewhere and be part of a community with other people. This is a key foundation on which we build our lives and care for our families. But what happens when we move abroad? How do we adapt ourselves to a different place? Does it affect our thoughts and feelings of what and, where home is? What happens to our identity? HOME SHIFT HOME is a short documentary about expatriation.

Lorena Stipani and David McNichol performing both La Vie en Rose & L’Accordeoniste (both by Édith Piaf)
Lorena Stipani adores singing in French and has always loved the songs of Édith Piaf – the emotion, passion & rawness of the lyrics. Being classically trained, she brings a very personal interpretation to Piaf’s songs and has included two of her favourites ‘La Vie en Rose’ and ‘L’Accordeoniste’ for this year’s Bastille Day Festival Melbourne along with pianist David McNichol who has appeared in recitals and broadcasts for ABC Classic FM, accompanying many of Australia’s finest singers and instrumentalists.

“Deep Fried Disco” channels the style and composition of pop culture.
Influenced by Pierre Et Gilles and embracing the ‘joie de vivre ‘ of hyper-colour and movement DJ Tanzer celebrates the LGBTQI multicultural community we live in. Hayley Tanzer is also a well-known DJ in Melbourne, and a mainstay within Melbourne’s alternative queer community, performing at weekly gay/drag events in Melbourne and Sydney as both a DJ and a drag king/super-diva. She is also a volunteer presenter with local station PBS, and curator of music events for Melbourne Music Week, Chillout Festival and Brunswick Music Festival. More on DJ Tanzer YouTube channel.

The Huxleys’ digital animation to the song “Marcia Baila” by Les Rita Mitsouko
“We always wanted to be glam rock stars,” says Will. “We’ve worked with some musicians (Sex on Toast’s Angus Leslie and Jazz Party’s Jules Pascoe). The pair cite David Bowie, Elton John and Freddie Mercury as creative inspiration. Not just for their music and an unerring sense for the fabulous, but for showing how to overcome adversity and discrimination through character. Source: SMH 01072021

Bastille Day and AFTV Francophonie competition videos
The Association of French Teachers in Victoria showcase the competition content of 2021 students which gave students the opportunity to learn more about the cultural significance of the French Revolution and to speak French in a fun and interactive way. Below are short excerpts of students playing a character from the French Revolution. The AFTV Inc. is a professional association for French language teachers in Victoria.

AFTV online digital schools presentation
Haiti – Pinewood Primary

AFTV online digital schools presentation
Vanuatu – Glen Eira College

AFTV online digital schools presentation
La France by Wesley College #1

AFTV online digital schools presentation
La France by Wesley College #2

AFTV online digital schools presentation
Egypt by Firbank

AFTV online digital schools presentation
Gabon by Auburn High School

AFTV online digital schools presentation
Morocco by Brighton Secondary School

AFTV online digital schools presentation
Cameroun by Camberwell Grammar

AFTV online digital schools presentation
Comores by Kilvington Grammar

AFTV online digital schools presentation
Senegal by St Aloysius

AFTV online digital schools presentation
Year 5 & 6 Category Winner

AFTV online digital schools presentation
Year 5 & 6 Bilingual Winner

AFTV online digital schools presentation
Year 7 & 8 Category Winner

France Accueil presentation
Melbourne Accueil (www.melbourneaccueil.com) is a not-for-profit organisation, managed and run by volunteers and affiliated to the FIAFE (Fédération internationale des Accueils français et francophones d’expatriés) network since 2012. Our mission is to strengthen the French community in Melbourne, and we welcome all Francophones and Francophiles who are settling in Melbourne. Melbourne Accueil is here to give them a support network to settle in their new life and in sharing the Australian culture so that they can adapt very quickly to a new way of life.