by Gemma Easton
Ooh La La!
Slip on your finest berets les enfants, Adelaide French Festival is returning in 2019 with a program ready to tempt and tantalise all palettes. Sumptuous food and wine, world-class theatre, workshops, free family activities and crepes – lots of crepes will be on the agenda this 11 – 13 January 2019.
This year the French Festival program features two world premieres, 15 Australian premieres, 67 international artists and 60 Australian artists. The 2019 festival will focus on the beautiful French region of Brittany, with a range of musicians, artists, designers and chefs showcasing the regions rich and unique culture and connections to the sea.
We spoke to Adelaide French Festival, Creative Director Rebecca Pearce to see what’s in store for families and more!
What makes French Festival a family festival?
The program features free family activities and workshops, together with beautiful family shows from France. The festival has a fun, accessible and diverse program of French events and activities, there really is something for everyone.
What are the most exciting events on for kids?
There are loads of workshops across the weekend, from discovering your inner chef and learning how to whip up French treats with Le Cordon Bleu, to creating your own flower crown, or witness the outrageous bespoke hair sculptures by French hair wizard Mystérieuses Coiffures, to experiencing the wonder of Company Non Nova’s L’apres midi d’un foehn.
What free events are on offer?
There are so many free activities and events on offer, embrace your inner artist with Little Picassos workshops, or build your own cardboard empire with Boxwars.
Why is it important for children to engage in cultural events like French Festival?
It’s a great way to discover and learn a culture through fun workshops, games and activities. What better way to discover French culture than through a festival, and with the whole family.