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Cooking demonstration with Le Cordon Bleu

Le Festival 2019 Naming Rights Le Cordon Bleu chefs will be presenting a cooking demonstration on the Channel 7 main stage to get you drooling! You will be amazed by what French gastronomy truly can be.

Le Cordon Bleu is a cooking school with a long history in France.  Founded in Paris in 1895, the French gastronomy phenomenon has since swept the globe. Since opening its doors in Brisbane, South Bank last year, Le Cordon Bleu Australia has found another home.


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Avalon Swing

Avalon Swing is an art-deco-inspired celebration of music made fresh to lift the spirit and lighten the heart. Enjoy tunes from Django Reinhardt’s repertoire, the American songbook, French street music, and inventive reworkings of much-loved favourites.

Avalon Swing is Mia O’Brien on vocals and guitar, Tim O’Brien on guitar, Sam O’Brien on electronic wind instrument, Kay Sullivan on piano accordion, and Peter Freeman on double bass.
Watch the band swing at last year’s festival:

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Amadeus Orchestra

Le Festival Brisbane French Festival entertainment amadeus

The 30-piece Amadeus Orchestra is back again this year, bringing their beautiful musicianship to works from the French popular and folk repertoire. Listen to the soothing sounds of strings, wind instruments, trumpet and horn.

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Brisbane French Theatre – Notre Dame

It is dusk at Notre Dame. Desperate Gargoyles lament and dream of escaping to a new life when the cathedral suddenly catches fire! As the evil & scheming Monseigneur Frollo embarks on a quest to find and punish the arsonist, an assortment of colourful characters (among them clumsy Quasimodo and strong-willed Esmeralda) will take the stage and join the investigation.

"Notre-Dame", an original musical performed in French and surtitled in English, will have you laugh, clap, sing and dance!

Brisbane French Theatre is a dynamic local theatre company bringing smashing, original French and bilingual plays to the Brisbane stage.

Brisbane French Theatre was created in 2017 with the goal of offering Australian audiences an entertaining and accessible immersion into French culture, and also to give native French speakers a chance to enjoy a great time at the theatre in their language. We also offer acting workshops.

Recent sell-out productions included "The Student and Mr Henri" (L’etudiante et Monsieur Henri), "Simone Says" (Et pendant ce temps, Simone Veille), "Alas April" (Helas avril) and "Repeat After Me".

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