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The month-long vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2024 returns from 25 April 2024.

25 April 26 May

vOilah! France Singapore Festival, presented by the Embassy of France in Singapore, returns 25 April until 26 May 2024. This year’s theme of “Celebrating Passions” pays homage to France’s landmark year, highlighted by its hosting of the Summer Olympics for the third time.


“Since its inception, vOilah! has fostered a vibrant exchange of culture, creativity and artistry between France and Singapore, showcasing the deep bonds of friendship that bind our communities together. This year, we hope for vOilah! to be a stage for people from both countries to showcase the fruits of their labours, and we hope it will inspire ideas and allow for new possibilities to take root as our nations unite in our mutual appreciation for cultural diversity.” 

Her Excellency Minh-di Tang, Ambassador of France to Singapore 

Immerse in French culture through continued partnerships between France and Singapore with a programme line-up of experiences across audiovisual arts, performing arts, visual arts, lifestyle, sports, science, gastronomy and music. This year, over 50 local and international partners have put together a diverse line-up of 19 programmes. Highlights include:

Tartuffe: The Imposter

The 360-year-old play was created by French playwright Molière. Wild Rice has adapted a hilarious new script that follows Tartuffe – a charming, seductive con artist masquerading as a man of faith as he weasels his way into an unsuspecting wealthy family’s income, heart and bank account.

4 – 28 APR / 2.30PM & 7.30PM Funan Mall, Level 4, 107 North Bridge Road. Singapore 179105

Saint Exupéry: A Legacy

The festival also commemorates the French legends and icons that are still beloved by Singaporeans today. Alliance Française de Singapour pays grand tribute to Antoine de Saint Exupéry, the highly acclaimed author of The Little Prince with the exhibition Saint Exupéry: A Legacy, which retraces his journey, with original artefacts, screenings, readings, and conferences. 

03 MAY – 31 JUL Alliance Française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130

Artletics 

The festival will close with a special programme Artletics which is a vibrant celebration of urban artistry and athletic prowess. Led by the Embassy of France in Singapore and Art Outreach in the lead up to the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, the two-day event will see French and Singaporean urban artists transform the Somerset Skate Park in the heart of Orchard Road into an inspiring canvas that channels their creativity and passion. A nod to integration of urban sports into the Olympics, the space will also see skateboarding athletes from both countries coming together to showcase their talents. The project embraces the spirit of street culture and aims to unite France and Singapore through youth, urban sports, and art. 

25 & 26 MAY / 4PM – 10PM Somerset Skate Park, 1 Somerset Rd, Singapore 238162

Moby Dick

French-Norwegian artist Yngvild Aspeli, brings brought the classic story of Moby Dick to life with 50 puppets, video projections and larger-than-life characters. Moby Dick is the tale of a whaling expedition and an investigation into the unexplained mysteries of life. Drawing inspiration from her own family’s seafaring heritage, director Yngvild Aspeli and French award-winning puppet theater company Plexus Polaire craft a spectacular visual world on stage, featuring a cast of seven actors, intricately crafted puppets, live music and immersive video projections. Moby Dick is part of the opening programme of Singapore International Festival of Arts 2024.

17 & 18 MAY Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade – 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039802

PIAF! THE SHOW

A musical tribute to French musical icon of the 1940s Edith Piaf who is known for her trademark song ‘La Vie En Rose’ that has been sung by others including Madonna, Michael Bublé and Lady Gaga. The musical celebrates the life and music fo the legendary French chateuse as inspired by the Academy Award-winning film La Vie En Rose and Marion Cotillard’s moving portrayal of Edith.

10 & 11 MAY / 8PM MediaCorp Theatre, Singapore 1 Stars Avenue SIngapore 138507

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