Having just returned from Paris and Besancon in January (yes, I used “just” because obviously I still very much hope I am there), I was happy to be invited to the media preview of the VoiLah! French Festival Singapore 2010.
So with the taste of Angelina’s hot chocolate, Pierre Herme’s macarons still lingering in my mouth, I made my way to the French Ambassador’s residence last Friday. Nestled amidst lush greenery, and sitting on slightly elevated ground, the colonial bungalow exuded a charm and touch of grandeur now rare amongst Singapore residences.
Unlike other press conferences, this was done in the format of a talkshow which made it more intimate and personal. On the sofa with host Hossan Leong were the various invited guests.
From French food to French football, classical music to young, angsty rock, art déco to street art, the festival aims to showcase the many facets of France and its culture. Wherever your heart (or stomach) lies, I’m sure VoiLah! 2010 has something to offer.
As a total aside, I'm thinking of taking part in an Crafty Art Swap. Let me know if you want to play long too!