1 May (Friday) – 3 May (Sunday)
11:00am – 10:00pm (1 & 2 May)
11:00am – 7:00pm (3 May)
Marketplace & Courtyard, G/F
To launch its 23rd edition under the theme “Essentially French” Le French May Arts Festival brings together a variety of performances, gastronomy, and music from France for a 3-day celebration held in the Courtyard at PMQ.
Based on the traditional French concept of “Bal Pop”, thousands of people are invited to come and enjoy the celebrations and experience festivities in a typically French-styled town.
Come and enjoy life like the French do!
Musical entertainment: walking brass bands and open-air street party (1- 2/5 | 3:00pm – 9:00pm | 3/5 | 2:30pm, 4:00pm & 5:30pm | Courtyard & Marketplace, G/F)
Animation & Movie Trailers (1- 3/5 | 11:00am – 10:00pm | 3/5 | 11:00am – 7:00pm | Courtyard & Marketplace, G/F)
Discover the best of French Animation through a selection of creative and fascinating short films from the Parisian school of visual arts, Les Gobelins.
Capturing the vitality of contemporary French cinema, Le French May cinema programme showcases work from newly discovered directors, short films and introduces up-and-coming actors and actresses currently lightening up the screens. Movie and TV Series trailers will be shown at the courtyard during the Festive French Weekend.
Video Game (1- 3/5 | 11:00am – 10:00pm | 3/5 | 11:00am – 7:00pm | Courtyard & Marketplace, G/F)
During the 3 day-event, the audience can enjoy an outdoor video game experience, exclusively designed for Le French May 2015 by the French team Visionaries 777.
In this multi-player trivia game with character interactions, participants are invited to learn about Le French May programmes in a fun and challenging way! The game is accessible on all smartphones.
The Food and Beverage Market (1- 3/5 | 11:00am – 10:00pm | 3/5 | 11:00am – 7:00pm | Courtyard & Marketplace, G/F)
As a tradition, food and drinks are a major part of street and outdoor celebrations in France. The “French Market” will include several selected Le French GourMay partners, e.g. Monsieur Chatté (cheeses and French delicacies) ; La Cabane (cheeses, wines and coldcuts); M&C Asia (French seafood); Stan Café (BAM) (cheeses, wines and coldcuts); Henri France (Armagnac cocktails) and Kronenbourg 1664 (French beers).