- 1 November 2022
- Posted by: Barron
- Categories: Alliance Française de Lusaka, Art, Campus France, Culture and Arts, Culture and Events, Dance, Event News & Stories, General Information, Mediatheque, Music, Partner Programs, Theatre, Training
The month of October has come and gone but the memories that we have created will linger for a long time to come. It began with a poetry show called the “Big Bad Wolf” which was done in collaboration with our long-term partners Colour Culture.
We then had the privilege of receiving and host the French minister of state madame Chrysoula Zacharopoulou – she serves as Minister of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships in the government of Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne – who was in the country for a number of official engagements and found some time to engage with youths from different backgrounds at our premises.
The month continued with amazing and inspiring events. We had a book launch on the 6th with Zambian-German writer Chobela Ndilila. Her book titled “The Entitled” explores a world surviving on sheer hope. The launch was a success with over 100 people in attendance.
On the 20th we hosted Mika Marffy – local artist based in Mkushi – who officially launched her art exhibition in our Total Energies gallery. The launch went down well with over 120 attendees. The exhibition is still open to the public until 14th November, 2022 (the art pieces are almost sold out).
The month ended on a high note with a piano live concert on 29th October, 2022 at our premises. The special live piano improvisation done simultaneous with short silent movies (Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Georges Melies, and Max Linder) – was done in conjunction with the famous duo Cziffra from France (Jean-Noël Dubois and Ludmilla Guilmault).
We feel energized and motivated and look forward to the remaining two months before the year ends. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our different events during the course of the month. And stay connected to our pages for the next events!