The cultural department of the Québec Government Office in London is proud to announce the release of the latest edition of the Québec Culture brochure for the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries.
As always, we are delighted to share the wonderful array of Québec culture coming to these shores over the next few months. This important presence is testament to the strength of Québec’s national relationships; something of particularly high value in the current international context of upheaval and uncertainty. The arts have an important role to play on the international scene encouraging intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding and value sharing.
We are also thrilled to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the cultural cooperation between Québec and the British Council, a relationship which has fostered truly collaborative reciprocal projects, and that will continue to do so through the next call for projects in 2018.
The brochure is packed with activities across all artistic sectors. Circus acts performing this season include Cirque Éloize, who will be presenting the UK premiere of Saloon at The Peacock Theatre in London, and Cirque du Soleil, who will be on tour across the Nordic countries with Varekai. In the digital arts, Maotik and Martin Messier will be presenting their work in Glasgow at Sonica 2017, whilst the work of Daniel Iregui and Rami Bebawi will illuminate the streets of Durham this winter as part of the prestigious Lumiere Light Festival. In music, the season sees the return of Marc-André Hamelin, Le Vent du Nord, Busty and the Bass, Bozzini Quartet, Louis Lortie and De Temps Antan. In Norway, Jacob Wren will be collaborating with a host of Bergen-based bands in Every Song I’ve Ever Written, a project that questions the shifting position of song writing within contemporary society. In literature, Québec writers Catherine Leroux and Madeleine Thien are guest editors of Granta 141, a special issue of the publication with a Canadian focus marking the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. In the Nordic countries, Mercurial George by choreographer Dana Michel will be performed in Norway and Greenland, whilst Daina Ashbee will be performing Solo for Pieter and Pour in Greenland and Finland respectively.
Click here to view the brochure.