The French Spring Festival is a major multi-disciplinary festival celebrating arts and culture, organized by the Embassy of France, the Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo and the Alliance Française network in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, in partnership with the State Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka, the Galle Face Hotel and Jet Airways.
The fourth edition of the French Spring Festival will be held from June 4 (Friday) to July 14(Tuesday) in various venues in Colombo, including Galle Face Hotel, BMICH, Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology, National Film Corporation, Deanna School of Dancing and various art galleries. A variety of key events promoting cultural exchanges will also take place in Kandy, Matara, Galle, Jaffna and Male in the Maldives. Most events of the festival will be ¬free of charge and open to all.
On the occasion of its fourth edition, the French Spring Festival presents urban art and design exhibitions, a choreographic ballet and stars various world musicians including a French world music band: Sonith, for the most-renowned Fête de la Musique. Cinema will also celebrate cultural diversity through animated movies by Marguerite Abouet who will be present to introduce her movie Aya de Yopougon. The French graffiti artist Noe Two will invade public space with colorful art works in several venues on the island.
Exceptionally, this year, in the lead up to the 21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP21) to be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015, the organizational committee of the French Spring Festival is glad to contribute to the worldwide debate on climate change. A diversity of solutions, responding to the challenges of climate change will be presented through a forum, debates and the exhibition ‘60 Solutions against Climate Change ’by the French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand.