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Bristol French Drama Festival 2017

Saturday, 25 March, 2017 - 11:00 to 16:00
Event Type: 
South West
The University of Bristol

Bristol French Drama Festival – an exciting and creative project for secondary schools in the South West, organised by Routes into Languages South West in partnership with two enthusiastic and experienced French drama teachers – will showcase short productions prepared by French drama clubs in secondary schools on Saturday 25th March 2017 at the University of Bristol.

Foreign language assistants and teachers are invited to organise a French drama club in school for students who are interested in both subjects (French and drama) to run weekly during the lunch break or after school between November - March. They will have 4 months to prepare a 5-10 minute performance on the pre-determined theme - this year the prop to be used is 'flippers'!

This will culminate with a fun performance for all – pupils will perform their production on stage and share it with other participants, friends and families at the festival in March! Three prizes will be awarded to winners – for Best Acting, Best Language Skills and Creativity.

To watch the highlights of the 2016 festival, please visit our YouTube RiLSouthWest Channel

This is a joint event with a Bristol-based company Theatre VO.

Bristol French Drama Festival is supported by Institut Français and will run as part of the Semaine de la Francophonie 2017:


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To help you organise a French drama club in school, we are holding a training workshop for teachers and assistants, which will give you the confidence and numerous ideas on how to run such a club. The training workshop will take place on Wednesday 16th November at the University of Bristol. If you would like to attend a training workshop please register by following this link by Monday 7th November.

Booking information: 

For further information please e-mail Emilie Poletto at:

To take part in Bristol French Drama Festival 2017 please register below by Friday 10th March.

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