Québec fashion was showcased yesterday in Shanghai on the last day of Minister Jean-François Lisée’s mission to China. The Minister attended the Montréal CollectionS collective fashion show during Shanghai Fashion Week, an internationally renowned annual event.
The Trilogie des femmes was presented in Nantes on September 24 and 25. The trilogy focusing on women is the first component of a major project that involves staging all seven surviving tragedies by Sophocles between now and 2015. The project stems from collaboration between Québec author-director Wajdi Mouawad and French poet-translator Robert Devreu and is supported by the France-Québec Permanent Cooperation Commission (CPCFQ - Commission permanente de coopération franco-québécoise).
This week between 16 and 19 October and with the support of the Québec Government Office in London, PERTE DE SIGNAL presents a Québec digital art component to the KINETICA ART FAIR in the United Kingdom in collaboration with the Kinetica Museum.
This coming Friday 10 October, the Québec Government Office in London will be hosting the Think Tank component of Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum (PTTP), in the presence of Ms Monique Simard, President and CEO of the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC).
Last Tuesday 7 October, the Québec Government Office in London welcomed McGill University’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Mrs Suzanne Fortier and Vice-Principal (University Advancement), Mr Marc Weinstein for an event aimed at graduates settled in London.
On Thursday 25 September, staff at the Québec Government Office in London welcomed 16 young and dynamic Quebecers who, over the next year, will support French language teachers in various establishments across the United Kingdom.
Denis Thériault - “The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman”
Last Monday 15th September, Hesperus Press publishers held the official launch for the recent UK release - 12th September - of Montreal writer and screenwriter Denis Thériault’s second novel, at the Québec Government Office in London.
Last Wednesday, the Québec Government Office in London gathered its cultural partners and members of the local media for the launch of its autumn cultural season at which, their latest September-December 2014 cultural brochure was showcased. The event was an opportunity to highlight Québec’s cultural strength in the United-Kingdom and the Nordic Countries.
Two CL-415 water bombers and their Québec crews are currently in California to lend a hand to their Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) colleagues for the next three months. This is the peak brush fire season in this region of California.
The British School at Rome, which is dedicated to architectural excellence, has partnered with the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) to establish a program that will enable a Québec architect to undertake a three-month research and creation residency in the Italian capital each year. The registration deadline is September 10, 2012.
Québec Government Representative in Chicago Éric Marquis, and Mayor of Kankakee, Illinois, Nina Epstein, inaugurated the Kankakee French Heritage Museum on July 28 before a crowd of some one hundred people, including the Consul-General of France and the official representatives of Belgium and Wallonia.
The France-Québec and Québec-France associations held their 18th joint congress from July 12 to 14 in Montréal. The theme of the congress, which attracted over 300 participants, was “Our Network: Building a New Future.” The Québec Minister of Tourism, Pascal Bérubé attended the event.
Amongst the twelve important international festivals held in Edinburgh annually, six take place in August: the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Book Festival, the Art Festival, the Mela Festival and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It is for four out of these six festivals that Edinburgh will welcome a large array of Québec artists this year, at least 11, representing disciplines as wide ranging as theatre, contemporary figure-skating, music, literature, puppetry and visual arts.