French Festival Voilah! is back from 1 April to 5 May 2018 [fr]
An exciting line-up of over 20 arts and cultural programmes awaits Singapore at Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2018, as France and Singapore pay homage to 10 years of cultural cooperation and exchange this year. The highly-anticipated festival returns from 1 April to 5 May, highlighting the best of French-Singapore partnerships and innovation in the arts, culture and science.
From exploring visual arts, film and music through new technologies and techniques, to thought-provoking showcases spotlighting issues of our time, this year’s festival offers something for everyone.
French Ambassador to Singapore Marc Abensour, said, “Voilah! has become a veritable annual celebration of the long-standing friendship that France and Singapore share. Beyond a colourful display of creative expressions, the festival is more importantly a key platform for knowledge-sharing and collaboration between both communities, especially towards issues that matter. Voilah! 2018 invites everyone to join in its spirit of discovery and breaking boundaries, and it is my hope that each festival-goer leaves inspired and emboldened to effect change for the future.”
Reflective of the bridging of two communities, Voilah! has named respected local thespian and personality, Hossan Leong, its first Singaporean Patron for French Culture. An artistic tour de force, Hossan helped to bring French arts and culture closer to home for many Singaporeans through his works, and in 2010, was conferred the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.
Festival Director, Laurence Lochu shared, “In his own capacity, Hossan has shown how through the power of arts, people and communities can be brought together, fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of cultures. With his participation in Voilah! 2018, we hope this effect can be amplified even further – and the co-creation of this year’s vibrant festival line-up by both the French and Singapore communities is already a great starting point and reflection of that.”
Check out the full programme here