40 YEARS OF FRANCOPHONIE IN SINGAPORE (March 2010)
On 20 March 2010, the International Organisation of the Francophonie will celebrate
its 40th year. This 40th anniversary will be commemorated with many programmes – the
most important being the inauguration of the Maison de la Francophonie in Paris
by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, and Abdou Diouf, Secretary-General of the
Celebrate Francophonie at the Alliance Française de
Events at the Alliance Française marking the celebrations
of Francophonie include the Singapore-France Jazz
Alliance Concerts with the Jeremy Monteiro Trio and
special guests from France Nicolas Folmer and Sylvain
Beuf, the Saturday Francophonie Film Marathon
2010, an exhibition at the Société Générale Private
Banking Gallery and a competition organised by the
Médiathèque. This month-long celebration will come
to an end on Saturday 27 March 2010 with the Prize
Giving Ceremony of the Runme Shaw Cup Challenge which honours the best students of the Alliance and the French Alumni Language
Awards, which honours the best students studying French in Singaporean institutions.
The festival comes to an end with a buffet of La Francophonie on the same day.
Dis-moi dix mots, dans tous les sens Competition
23 February – 25 March 2010
This competition is open to all French students in Singapore.
Compose a short work of fiction such as a letter, a story,
a poem or a travel journal of 10 to 15 lines, typed, Times
New Roman font size 12. Seven out of ten “Mots de la
Francophonie” (words of Francophonie) have to be used in
the composition. These words must be in bold on the final
submission. The words are as follows : Baladeur, Cheval
de Troie, Crescendo, Escagasser, Galère, Mentor, Mobile,
Remue-Méninges, Variante, Zapper.
Francophone workshops will be held on Saturday 27 March at the Alliance Française
de Singapour from 3pm to 5pm. Several games and activities will be organised to
celebrate the French language and Francophone cultures and civilizations. Level
groups will be formed with 4 to 5 students per group.
A small Francophone buffet will also be proposed to participants.
Saturday Francophonie Film Marathon 2010
Saturday 20 March 2010
The Alliance Française presents the Saturday Francophonie Film Marathon 2010.
Four critically acclaimed films from various countries will be screened. Belgium,
Canada, Switzerland, and France are the participating countries in this year’s Saturday
Francophonie Film Marathon 2010.
by Tikal Dumas (France)
5 – 27 March 2010
SOCIETE GENERALE Private Banking Gallery
Alliance Française de Singapour
Using ancient carvings to create abstract hieroglyphics, Tikal renews a forgotten world
full of wonders. His work combines traditional materials with printing techniques and
digital media processes. He invites you to consider Modernity through the eyes of
Nature. “Our world deals with mass media and globalised fashion and Art should wash
away your spirit from the pollution of everyday life.”
Singapore-France Jazz Alliance Concerts
25 & 26 March 2010
Featuring the Jeremy Monteiro Trio and Special Guests Nicolas Folmer & Sylvain Beuf
Tickets available at SISTIC outlets :
$35 (AF Members) $55 (General Public) excluding SISTIC Fees
Singaporean Jazz marvel Jeremy Monteiro pairs up with two guests musicians from
France in a spectacular jazz concert featuring a mixed repertoire.
Tan Sri Dr Runme Shaw Cup Competition
Prize Giving Ceremony
27 March 2010
The Alliance Française de Singapour honours its best students in the Runme Shaw Cup
Challenge. On the same occasion, the annual French Alumni French Language Awards
will be given to outstanding students who are learning French at an educational
institution in Singapore.
Buffet de la Francophonie
27 March 2010
Discover the gastronomic delights of francophone countries in a buffet spread offered by various embassies.