The 6th edition of the French Spring Festival will be held between 14 June and 14 July. For this edition, the French Embassy and Alliance Française intend to bring the best of French modern culture to an extended audience in Colombo and Kandy. The public will have access to the music of the well-known French DJ Sven Løve – 17 June and of French singer and DJ Charles-Baptiste – 28 June, during free events at the 41 Sugar in Colombo.

The movie Eden, about the history of the techno movement in Paris, will be screened with the special presence of DJ Sven Løve at the Alliance Française de Kotte on 18 June. Street artiste Alber will be in Kandy on 17, 19 and 20 June in Colombo, for unique graffiti performances. Writer Paul Fournel will present his work on the dynamics between technology and literature on 23 and 24 June. The public will also experience an interactive exhibition on digital creation presented by the Transmedia Immersive University and the French Institute between 1 and 10 July. Jazz Band – Gala Swing Quartet will have several concerts in Colombo and in other major locations in Sri Lanka.

The Festival will also feature elements of fashion and tourism, two major highlights of France’s culture. The Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology (LIFT, Colombo) will present a fashion show with several international young creators, on 9 July. On 11 July, a presentation on tourism will promote both the beauty of Sri Lanka and France in partnership with the French guide Le Petit Futé at the Alliance française.

Most events and performances will be open to the public.To find out more, search ‘French Spring in Sri Lanka’ on Facebook or access the website lk.ambafrance.org or www.alliancefrancaise.lk.