What's On?

Level 1
Flavours of France Theatre
Friday
11.10 Cancan dancers The France Show cancan dancers open the show.
11.35 Hervé Bourdon Award winning chef  Hervé Bourdon will be cooking with oysters and other speciality ingredients from the Brittany coast; Susy Atkins will join him on stage to suggest great wines to pair with the dishes.
12.15 Carol Drinkwater Carol Drinkwater talks about her life in France on The Olive Farm, her latest best-seller 'The Forgotten Summer', and her new novel 'The Lost Girl'.
12.45 Lilly Zazou Bringing together influences from jazz and classical music, Lilly Zazou has a unique take on inter-war French jazz and chanson. Come along to soak up the sounds and enjoy some French-tinted cabaret.
13.15 Le Calabash Renowned chef Sidney Bond showcases 'le Calabash' take on the Vacherin.
13.55 Cancan dancers The France Show cancan dancers take to the stage.
14.10 Ian Moore - À la Mod Stand-up comedian, best-selling author and star of BBC Radio shares his laconic observations of family life in France and how things have changed since the referendum.
14.45 Fréderic Duval Fréderic Duval, head chef at The White Onion, will cook smoked haddock and mussels with a saffron and lime leaf sauce and a chocolate moelleux; Susy Atkins will join him on stage to suggest great wines to pair with the dishes.
15.15 Taste of Provence Christine Vidal will prepare traditional Provencal dishes using renowned olives from Nyons - pan fried courgettes with olives a la Provencale and a chicken dish with sundried tomatoes, olives and a regional balsamic condiment.
15.50 Cancan dancers The France Show cancan dancers take to the stage.
16.05 Lilly Zazou Bringing together influences from jazz and classical music, Lilly Zazou has a unique take on inter-war French jazz and chanson. Come along to soak up the sounds and enjoy some French-tinted cabaret.
Saturday
11.00 Hervé Bourdon Award winning chef Hervé Bourdon will be cooking with oysters and other speciality ingredients from the Brittany coast; Susy Atkins will join him on stage to suggest great wines to pair with the dishes.
11.40 Cancan dancers The France Show cancan dancers take to the stage.
11.55 Carol Drinkwater Carol Drinkwater talks about her life in France on The Olive Farm, her latest best-seller 'The Forgotten Summer', and her new novel 'The Lost Girl'.
12.25 Lilly Zazou Bringing together influences from jazz and classical music, Lilly Zazou has a unique take on inter-war French jazz and chanson. Come along to soak up the sounds and enjoy some French-tinted cabaret.
13.00 Le Calabash Renowned chef Sidney Bond will prepare a stunning duck confit set on a cep risotto with seared foie gras.
13.45 Cancan dancers The France Show cancan dancers take to the stage.
14.00 Ian Moore - À la Mod  Stand-up comedian, best-selling author and star of BBC Radio shares his laconic observations of family life in France and how things have changed since the referendum.
14.40 Fréderic Duval Fréderic Duval, head chef at The White Onion, will cook smoked haddock and mussels with a saffron and lime leaf sauce and a chocolate moelleux; Susy Atkins will join him on stage to suggest great wines to pair with the dishes.
15.10 Taste of Provence Christine Vidal will be preparing traditional Provencal dishes using renowned olives from Nyons - pan fried courgettes with olives a la Provencale and a chicken dish with sundried tomatoes, olives and a regional balsamic condiment.
15.50 Cancan dancers The France Show cancan dancers take to the stage.
16.05 Lilly Zazou Bringing together influences from jazz and classical music, Lilly Zazou has a unique take on inter-war French jazz and chanson. Come along to soak up the sounds and enjoy some French-tinted cabaret.
Sunday
10.40 Guy Wolley & Susy Atkins Guy Wolley cooks a French dinner party in 30 minutes with a sea bass starter, a rabbit main course and a crepe for dessert, while Susy shares the secrets of how to get the best value from your wine merchant.
11.10 Lilly Zazou Bringing together influences from jazz and classical music, Lilly Zazou has a unique take on inter-war French jazz and chanson. Come along to soak up the sounds and enjoy some French-tinted cabaret.
11.30 Carol Drinkwater Carol Drinkwater talks about her life in France on The Olive Farm, her latest best-seller 'The Forgotten Summer', and her new novel 'The Lost Girl'.
12.00 Cancan dancers The France Show cancan dancers take to the stage.
12.25 Hervé Bourdon Award winning chef Hervé Bourdon will be cooking with oysters and other speciality ingredients from the Brittany coast; Susy Atkins will join him on stage to suggest great wines to pair with the dishes.
13.05 Ian Moore - À la Mod  Stand-up comedian, best-selling author and star of BBC Radio shares his laconic observations of family life in France and how things have changed since the referendum.
13.30 Cancan dancers The France Show cancan dancers take to the stage.
13.45 Le Calabash Cooking with St Maures Goats Cheese - Sidney shares with you three of his goats cheese dishes that will appear in the new cookbook 'A Culinary Adventure with Alison and Sidney Bond'.
14.25 Fréderic Duval Fréderic Duval, head chef at The White Onion, will cook smoked haddock and mussels with a saffron and lime leaf sauce and a chocolate moelleux; Susy Atkins will join him on stage to suggest great wines to pair with the dishes.
15.10 Cancan dancers The France Show cancan dancers close the show.
Wine Theatre

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Come and find out what makes Bordeaux Wines so special and enjoy a tutored tasting session in the Wine Theatre.  Learn more about the Bordeaux region and its grape varieties and the importance of this world famous wine area.

Tickets cost just £6 per person in advance (booking fee applies) and are available after purchase of entrance tickets to The France Show.

 

Friday
11:30 Session 1 - Refreshing dry whites from Bordeaux Bordeaux produces delicious white wines made with a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, these whites are bursting with aromas, from crisp and fruity to structured and generous.
13.00 Session 2 - Elegant Bordeaux reds Red wines from are supple and fruity or powerful and intense, so come and taste our selection including wines from the Saint-Emilion and Médoc regions.
14.30 Session 3 - Delicious and good value wines from Bordeaux There are plenty of Bordeaux wines ready to drink now and offering great value. Taste our fabulous selection from all over the Bordeaux region.
16.00 Session 4 - The great Bordeaux tour Join us for a journey through the Bordeaux vineyards to find your perfect style of Bordeaux wine. Taste refreshing white, elegant red and indulgent sweet wines from our special everyday Bordeaux selection.
Saturday
11.00 Session 1 - Refreshing dry whites from Bordeaux Bordeaux produces delicious white wines made with a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, these whites are bursting with aromas, from crisp and fruity to structured and generous.
12.00 Session 2 - Elegant Bordeaux reds Red wines from are supple and fruity or powerful and intense, so come and taste our selection including wines from the Saint-Emilion and Médoc regions.
13.15 Session 3 - Delicious and good value wines from Bordeaux There are plenty of Bordeaux wines ready to drink now and offering great value. Taste our fabulous selection from all over the Bordeaux region.
14.30 Session 4 - The great Bordeaux tour Join us for a journey through the Bordeaux vineyards to find your perfect style of Bordeaux wine. Taste refreshing white, elegant red and indulgent sweet wines from our special everyday Bordeaux selection.
16.00 Session 5 - Elegant Bordeaux reds Red wines from are supple and fruity or powerful and intense, so come and taste our selection including wines from the Saint-Emilion and Médoc regions.
Sunday
11.00 Session 1 - Refreshing dry whites from Bordeaux Bordeaux produces delicious white wines made with a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, these whites are bursting with aromas, from crisp and fruity to structured and generous.
12.15 Session 2 - Elegant Bordeaux reds Red wines from are supple and fruity or powerful and intense, so come and taste our selection including wines from the Saint-Emilion and Médoc regions.
13.45 Session 3 - Delicious and good value wines from Bordeaux There are plenty of Bordeaux wines ready to drink now and offering great value. Taste our fabulous selection from all over the Bordeaux region.
15.00 Session 4 - The great Bordeaux tour Join us for a journey through the Bordeaux vineyards to find your perfect style of Bordeaux wine. Taste refreshing white, elegant red and indulgent sweet wines from our special everyday Bordeaux selection.
Language and Travel Forum

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If you are looking to improve your French or want some holiday ideas come along to The Language and Travel Forum for free advice and inspiration!

The sessions are free of charge but seating is limited so come early!

The Language and Travel Forum is sponsored by FRANCE magazine.

 

Friday
11.15 Provence by Pedal Power A simple guide to exploring Provence from the comfort of a soft saddle. How to seek and find some of its pleasures and treasures and, how to avoid potential pitfalls along the way. Fellow Velo
12.00 Learn how to improve your French understanding and speaking Providing some useful tips as to how to listen, pronounce correctly with the right rhythm , memorise expressions and structure phrases and sentences with the aim being to help you learn French more easily French in the Dordogne
13.00 Tune your ears to French sounds' - An insight into phonèmes Have you studied French for several years but you still struggle to understand the French news or join in a conversation? Understand and hear the sounds that are fundamental to the language. Join Françoise to unlock the language within yourself, as she gives an inspiring insight into how learning French can be fun and enjoyable. Le Poiron Bonjour
14.00 Come and discover the Heart of Western France With direct flights from the UK to Poitiers, you can discover a region offering a breathtaking heritage and landscape as well as a wide range of activities. Discover Futuroscope theme park, the new Center Parcs or Monkeys Valley and visit the medieval town of Chauvigny and thermal spas in La Roche Posay - La Vienne region is a holiday destination for everyone ! Agence Touristique de la Vienne
15.00 Let's talk french In his presentation, Arnaud will offer tips on how to increase your confidence through games and regular practice. Come pit your wits against his fiendish tongue twisters and exercises! Arnauds Language Kitchen
Saturday
11.00 Learn a language on your coffee break... ...or at the gym, walking the dog, in the car, with our award-winning Coffee Break French courses. Find out more about Coffee Break French and meet presenters Mark and Pierre-Benoît. This session will help you make the most of your downtime to improve your language skills where and when it suits you. Radio Lingua
11.45 Provence by Pedal Power A simple guide to exploring Provence from the comfort of a soft saddle. How to seek and find some of its pleasures and treasures and, how to avoid potential pitfalls along the way. Fellow Velo
12.30 Tune your ears to French sounds' - An insight into phonèmes Have you studied French for several years but you still struggle to understand the French news or join in a conversation? Understand and hear the sounds that are fundamental to the language. Join Françoise to unlock the language within yourself , as she gives an inspiring insight into how learning French can be fun and enjoyable. Le Poiron Bonjour
13.15 Learn how to improve your French understanding and speaking providing some useful tips as to how to listen, pronounce correctly with the right rhythm , memorise expressions and structure phrases and sentences with the aim being to help you learn French more easily. French in the Dordogne
14.00 Let's tALK French In his presentation, Arnaud will offer tips on how to increase your confidence through games and regular practice. Come pit your wits against his fiendish tongue twisters and exercises! Arnauds Language Kitchen
15.00 Come and discover the Heart of Western France With direct flights from the UK to Poitiers, you can discover a region offering a breathtaking heritage and landscape as well as a wide range of activities. Discover Futuroscope theme park, the new Center Parcs or Monkeys Valley and visit the medieval town of Chauvigny and thermal spas in La Roche Posay - La Vienne region is a holiday destination for everyone ! Agence Touristique de la Vienne
Sunday
11.15 Provence by Pedal Power A simple guide to exploring Provence from the comfort of a soft saddle. How to seek and find some of its pleasures and treasures and, how to avoid potential pitfalls along the way. Fellow Velo
12.10 Tune your ears to French sounds' - An insight into phonèmes Have you studied French for several years but you still struggle to understand the French news or join in a conversation? Understand and hear the sounds that are fundamental to the language. Join Françoise to unlock the language within yourself , as she gives an inspiring insight into how learning French can be fun and enjoyable. Le Poiron Bonjour
13.00 Learn how to improve your French understanding and speaking Providing some useful tips as to how to listen, pronounce correctly with the right rhythm , memorise expressions and structure phrases and sentences with the aim being to help you learn French more easily. French in the Dordogne
13.45 Come and discover the Heart of Western France With direct flights from the UK to Poitiers, you can discover a region offering a breathtaking heritage and landscape as well as a wide range of activities. Discover Futuroscope theme park, the new Center Parcs or Monkeys Valley and visit the medieval town of Chauvigny and thermal spas in La Roche Posay - La Vienne region is a holiday destination for everyone ! Agence Touristique de la Vienne
14.30 Learn a language on your coffee break... ...or at the gym, walking the dog, in the car, with our award-winning Coffee Break French courses. Find out more about Coffee Break French and meet presenters Mark and Pierre-Benoît. This session will help you make the most of your downtime to improve your language skills where and when it suits you. Radio Lingua
Level 2
French Property News Theatre

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If you are thinking of buying a property in France, then don’t miss this opportunity to get free essential advice from our experts. There is a full programme of free seminars each day, make sure you pick up your tickets early from the property ticket desk outside the theatres as seating is limited.

The French Property News Theatre is sponsored by CA Britline which provides an English-speaking online and telephone banking service in France.

Friday
11.00 The buying process: 6 easy steps ................................................................ Beaux Villages
12.00 Where to live in France ................................................................ Leggett Immobilier
13.00 Moving to France? Rearrange your financial affairs and minimise the taxes you pay ................................................................ Blevins Franks
14.00 Understanding the legal side of the buying process ................................................................ Ashtons Legal
15.00 The essential guide to finding your home in France ................................................................ Le Bonheur Immobilier
Saturday
11.00 Understanding the legal side of the buying process ................................................................ Ashtons Legal
12.00 The essential guide to buying a property and enjoying life in France ................................................................ Clé Rouge
13.00 Where to live in France ................................................................ Leggett Immobilier
14.00 Brexit and Me: Should I stay or should I go? ................................................................ Notaires de France
15.00 The buying process: 6 easy steps ................................................................ Beaux Villages
Sunday
11.00 Moving to France? Rearrange your financial affairs and minimise the taxes you pay ................................................................ Blevins Franks
12.00 Brexit and Me : Should I stay or should I go? ................................................................ Notaires de France
13.00 The essential guide to finding your home in France ................................................................ Le Bonheur Immobilier
14.00 Understanding the legal side of the buying process ................................................................ Ashtons Legal
15.00 Where to live in France ................................................................ Leggett Immobilier
Living France Theatre

If you are thinking of buying a property in France, then don’t miss this opportunity to get free essential advice from our experts. There is a full programme of free seminars each day, make sure you pick up your tickets early from the property ticket desk outside the theatres as seating is limited.

The Living France Theatre is sponsored by CA Britline which provides an English-speaking online and telephone banking service in France.

Friday
11.15 French Tax, investment and pensions ................................................................ Kentingtons
12.15 Brexit and Me: Should I stay or should I go? ................................................................ Notaires de France
13.15 The essential guide to buying a property and enjoying life in France ................................................................ Clé Rouge
14.15 Differences between UK and French banking and our view on how Brexit may impact your life in France ................................................................ CA Britline
15.15 A review of the property market and how to make the best deals in the current market ................................................................ Selection Habitat
Saturday
11.15 How Brexit will and won't affect British nationals who own property overseas ................................................................ Stone King
12.15 French Tax, investment and pensions ................................................................ Kentingtons
13.15 Making a living in France ................................................................ Les Bons Voisins
14.15 Differences between UK and French banking and our view on how Brexit may impact your life in France ................................................................ CA Britline
15.15 Moving to France? Rearrange your financial affairs and minimise the taxes you pay ................................................................ Blevins Franks
Sunday
11.15 A review of the property market and how to make the best deals in the current market ................................................................ Selection Habitat
12.15 The buying process: 6 easy steps ................................................................ Beaux Villages
13.15 French Tax, investment and pensions ................................................................ Kentingtons
14.15 Differences between UK and French banking and our view on how Brexit may impact your life in France ................................................................ CA Britline
15.15 How Brexit will and won't affect British nationals who own property overseas ................................................................ Stone King
How To Forum

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The How to … Forum offers visitors an opportunity to get free essential advice from our experts and there is a full programme of free seminars each day. This is not ticketed; seating is allocated on a first-come first-served basis. The How to… Forum are sponsored by CA Britline which provides an English-speaking online and telephone banking service in France.

Friday
11.45 How to... open and maintain a French bank account. CA Britline
12.45 How to... understand if Brexit may affect British nationals who own property overseas. Stone King
13.45 How to... save money using a currency specialist. Cambridge Mercantile
14.45 How to... understand French Wills and Inheritance Tax. Kobalt Law
15.45 How to... make a living in France. Les Bons Voisins
Saturday
11.45 How to... open and maintain a French bank account. CA Britline
12.45 How to... understand French Wills and Inheritance Tax. Kobalt Law
13.45 How to... assess the impact of Brexit on your French Property Purchase. Moneycorp
14.45 How to... use top tips on sorting out broadband and phonelines in your French property. UK Telecom
15.45 How to... understand tax in France. Notaires de France
Sunday
11.45 How to... open and maintain a French bank account. CA Britline
12.45 How to... make a living in France. Les Bons Voisins
13.45 How to... save money using a currency specialist. Cambridge Mercantile
14.45 How to... understand French Wills and Inheritance Tax. Kobalt Law
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