Spring 2021

Saturday 11th September- 9:30am-6pm

Spring 2021

Price:

Free entry

Un "SPRING" culturel

Are you looking discover new layers of French culture? Do you want to go on a journey?
Or perhaps you want to broaden your horizons with something you never previously thought about.
If so, why don’t you join us for Le Festival’s Un “SPRING” Culturel event, which is all about French culture, pushing boundaries, confronting challenges, and coming away having learnt something new, or been challenged to new perspectives. For one day only, a selection of diverse – all French/francophone – presenters will offer a look into their different areas of interest or expertise, from sustainability to science to lifestyle to self-development to sport to culture, and more.

By covering different topics through different lenses, attendees will be able to discover more of not only French culture, but the unique relationship and at times similarities shared between our two nations – France and Australia. It is as much about sharing more of France with you, as it is about offering a Franco-Australian perspective on important topics.

Event info

What:  Franco-Australian Cultural Conferences
Who: Everyone
When: Saturday 11th September (9:30am – 6:00pm)
Where: Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main St, Kangaroo Point
Entry Fee: FREE
Coffe, tea, Evian water, Orangina, croissants, and pains au chocolat will be available on the day.

 

COVID info

This is a COVID SAFE event. Stay home if unwell.
Follow the rules to keep us all safe.
Masks are compulsory at the venue.
Practice social distancing.
Wash your hands regularly.
Covid-19 registration required.
QR code available on site.

6 CULTURAL CONFERENCES

9:30am

REEF RESTORATION AND ADAPTATION PROGRAM (RRAF)
Cédric Robillot will introduce the RRAF Program and its vision to help marine wonders survive, resist, and adapt to climate change.

11am

UPDATE IN FRENCH PENSIONS, TAXES, AND SOCIAL WELFARE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN AUSTRALIA
Marie Morin Feyssac, in an entirely French presentation, will discuss updates on French pensions, taxes, and social welfare.

12:30pm

TWO LANGUAGES, ONE BRAIN: HOW DOES IT WORK?
Alan Pegna will discuss the effects of bilingualism on the brain.

 

2pm

FROM VEZELAY TO SAINT JEAN-PIED-DE-PORT
Claude Tranchant will be sharing the story of her Saint Jacques de Compostelle 100-day solo pilgrimage, which began in Vezelay (Yonne – France).

3:30pm

THE “GRANDES DAMES” OF CHAMPAGNE
Amanda Reboul – our Champagne lady – will talk about the influential role women have played, historically, in the Champagne industry.

5pm

TRAVEL TO FRANCE AT ITS BEST
Christian Blondeau
– our local French travel expert – will offer advice for the ideal travel itinerary for a trip to France.