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Welcome Douglas Gautier AM CEO & Artistic Director Welcome to Adelaide Festival Centre’s first Adelaide French Festival, a new summer event bringing all things French to the Riverbank precinct. The festival is a must for Francophiles and lovers of music, art, food, wine, fashion and film. Join us all weekend for a full program of outstanding artists, stunning performances and free family activities.

Hon Jay Weatherill MP Premier and Minister for the Arts The South Australian Government is pleased to support Adelaide French Festival. Adelaide Festival Centre’s inaugural event is set to become a major fixture in Australia’s festival calendar and we look forward to celebrating South Australia’s great relationship with France and love of French culture over one spectacular weekend.

Kaurna acknowledgement Adelaide Festival Centre is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people. We pay respect to ancestors and Elders past, present, and emerging as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains.

His Excellency Christophe Penot Ambassador of France to Australia Celebrating the rich and diverse culture of France, Adelaide’s newest festival is a superb addition to the festival city’s growing collection of events. The French Embassy is a proud supporter of Adelaide French Festival, and I invite you to explore this program and join us in what promises to be a very special festival. À bientôt!

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So Frenchy So Chic in the Park Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains Songs and Stories of the Paris Lido Frédéric Vaysee-Knitter plays Debussy Exposing Edith Seraphim Trio Plays Ravel

08 Art Stories: An Exchange with Zephyr Quartet and Guests 09 10 10 11 12 13 14

There is a Rabbit in the Moon La Soirée Cliché Dinner Bloom Exhibition Couture Collection Fashion A Trip to the Moon Film Francais Area Map

15 16 17 18 20 21 21 22 23 24 24 25 26 28 29

Schedule Gastronomie Musique Workshops Free Activites Le Coiffeur Beauty Salon The Powder Room Gathered Market A Twist of Parisian Jazz Art Tours Paolo Sebastian: A Journey to Paris Paris Dark Light A French Weekend at Carrick Hill How to get here Festival Partners

Presented by Cartell Music in association with Adelaide Festival Centre

So Frenchy So Chic in the Park Sip champagne, dance under the starry sky and discover the best in French music at So Frenchy So Chic this summer.

Wine. Dine. Dance at Sunset! So Frenchy So Chic (SFSC) is a summer festival of pleasures. It is a party, a picnic, a celebration of life and culture – the Frenchy Way Gather your friends and join us for a warm night’s aperitif in the French village-like setting at the picturesque Pinky Flat. An intimate eve of conviviality, with simple delights, dancing, artisans, and locally-sourced cuisine – all set to the eclectic sounds of France’s hottest musicians: Féfé, Juniore, General Elektriks and L.E.J. Lose yourself and find our joie de vivre. See you there, mes amis!

Adelaide Premiere France Language English, French All Ages Pinky Flat 12 January Gates Open 5pm Stage 6pm Until Late Prices 1st release


2nd release


(Limited Time Only) (Ends Thurs 11/1)

Door price $89 Teenager $45 (13 to 17 years old)

Free for kids 12 and under Subscription Ends Thurs 11/1 $75 2

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents

Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains An aural atlas of gorgeous pop melody, zestful rhythm and lush ballads. One of France’s most exciting live acts takes to the stage at Dunstan Playhouse as part of the inaugural Adelaide French Festival. From their new album Domino, Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains fuse a mixture of afro pop, French chanson and Anglo-phonic guitar pop to create a distinctive new sound. Combining intense percussion, soaring melodies, and unexpected moments of euphoria creates an electrifying performance that’s made them favourites at festivals across Europe.

A band who so deftly combine African rhythms, French melodies, indie-pop jangle and new wave quirkiness The Sunday Times

Adelaide Premiere France Language English, French Ages 12+ Duration 90 mins Dunstan Playhouse 13 January – 8pm Prices Premium $50 A Res $45 A Res Conc $40 Groups 6+ $40 GreenRoom $25 Subscription A Res A Res Conc

$40 $36


Image: Mersy Tzimopoulou

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents

Songs and Stories of the Paris Lido In a city famed for its sophisticated nightlife, one venue stands out on the Champs-Elysees: THE PARIS LIDO. French chanteuse Caroline Nin introduces her audience to the longings, struggles and heartaches of Lola Lola, lead singer at the Paris Lido. Her smoky jazz-inflected voice conjures a vision of cosmopolitan Paris with her diverse repertoire of songs, including works from Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Shirley Maclaine, Liza Minnelli and Noel Coward. Nin is a classic femme fatale, captivating her audiences as a mistress and muse, while filling their imaginations with enchanting images and memories through her mesmerising personality.

Her seduction of the public is unique and her presence is undeniable Sydney Morning Herald

Musical Director : John Thorn Written and created by : Caroline Nin


Adelaide Premiere France Language English, French Ages 12+ Duration 75 mins Dunstan Playhouse 13 January – 5pm 14 January – 7.30pm Warnings Simulated smoking Prices Adult from $40 Conc from $38 Groups 6+ $40 Morning Mels $32 GreenRoom $20 Subscription A Res


Image: Jean-Baptiste Millot

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents

Frédéric Vaysse-Knitter plays Debussy An insightful and prestigious performance blossoming with technical genius.

Australian Premiere France

Internationally acclaimed pianist Frédéric Vaysse-Knitter brings the works of France’s foremost Impressionist composer Claude Debussy to Adelaide. Vaysse-Knitter’s thoughtful and original interpretations cast new light on Debussy’s influential arrangements. Deep and harmonious tones, tempered with technical mastery, are hallmarks of his distinctive style.

Language English

His diverse background and broad repertoire, nurtured in the grand tradition of the French, Polish and German piano schools, have helped preserve his reputation as one of France’s principal solo and orchestral pianists.

All Ages Duration 60 mins Dunstan Playhouse 14 January – 5pm Prices Adult from $30 Conc from $25 Groups 6+ $35 Morning Mels $25 GreenRoom $20 Subscription A Res A Res Conc

$35 $30


Image: Matt Craig

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents

Exposing Edith

Helpmann nominees and Fringe Award winners, Adelaide’s own Michaela Burger and Greg Wain chart the tragic life of French icon, Edith Piaf.


Winner Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016 and nominated for a Helpmann Award, Exposing Edith follows the story of France’s national chanteuse, Edith Piaf. Experience her life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom including La Vie En Rose and Non, Je ne regrette rien. Presented by Adelaide’s own Michaela Burger [vocals] and Greg Wain [guitar], this performance combines a stunning mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds punctuated with a dossier of Piaf’s extraordinary life stories.

All Ages

Exposing Edith can be summed up in one word sensational. Fully deserved the standing ovation! Southside Advertiser, Edinburgh

Created and performed by Michaela Burger (vocals) and Greg Wain (guitar)


Language English, French Duration 75 mins Space Theatre 13 January – 7pm Prices Adult $30 Conc $25 Groups 6+ $25 GreenRoom $20 Subscription Adult $25

Image: Wolfgang Schmidt

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents

Seraphim Trio Plays Ravel Seraphim Trio explores the incomparable compositions of Maurice Ravel. Seraphim Trio pays tribute to Maurice Ravel in a multi-faceted recital showcasing his classicism alongside his impressionism. Winners of the Piano Trio Prize at the Australian National Chamber Music Competition, the ensemble regularly performs at festivals and venues throughout Australia and internationally, including its own ongoing recital series in Melbourne, Sydney, Ballarat and Adelaide. This rare concert offers an opportunity to hear Seraphim in different configurations: as a solo piano and string duo, before regrouping as a trio to conclude with Ravel’s ravishing, sensuous piano trip.

‘an unforgettable experience... It’s what art is supposed to be for but doesn’t always achieve.’ Limelight Creative Credits: Seraphim Trio Helen Ayres, violin

Australia Language English All Ages Duration 65 mins Space Theatre 14 January – 7pm Prices A Res $40 A Res Conc $35 Groups 6+ $35 GreenRoom $25 Subscription A Res


Tim Nankervis, cello Anna Goldsworthy, piano


Adelaide Festival Centre Presents

Art Stories: An Exchange with Zephyr Quartet and guests Recount the story of French explorer Nicolas Baudin and his ongoing impact on contemporary Australian and French society.

World Premiere Adelaide Exclusive Australia

The award-winning Zephyr Quartet portrays the journey of explorer Nicolas Baudin and his mission to exchange music and art as a tool of communication and peace.

Language English

A selection of French and Australian pieces performed will bookend a conversation: between a panel of makers, experts and community members who discuss the cultural legacy of this significant voyage.

Space Theatre 14 January – 3pm

With Zephyr Quartet, in association with Brink Productions, South Australian Maritime Museum and Muséum d’histoire naturelle du Havre.


All Ages Duration 60 mins

Prices Adult $10 Conc $7 GreenRoom $7

Image: Christophe Loiseau

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents

There is a Rabbit in the Moon France’s Vélo Théâtre takes you on an enchanting nocturnal tale filled with curious things, fragments of dreams, and fantastic characters. Over the years Thomas Snout ‘the Night Collector’ has collected 3845 nights, big and small, with or without moonlight, nights of his own, nights of others, as well as a few that have been lent to him... Seated on a crescent moon in the workshop of Thomas Snout, we are transported into magical, starry, scary and silent night… with stars that listen to our whispers. Using unusual everyday objects, and your imagination, French company Vélo Théâtre invites each of us into the nightime world of Thomas Snout where the ordinary is transformed into the extraordinary and where a Mercedes-Benz drives off into the stars with a cat and a silk ballerina…

Adelaide Exclusive France Language English Ages 5-85 years Duration 50 mins Space Theatre 13 January – 11am, 2pm Prices Adult $25 Conc $20 Child $15 Family $65 Creative Credits: Vélo Théâtre Francesca Bettini

“Magical, dreamy and imaginative, this is truly a perfectly-crafted piece of children’s theatre… we left the theatre as mesmerized as the children.” The Londonist 9

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents

La Soirée Cliché

An unforgettable dining experience, offering a memorable, non-stop feast for the senses.

Adelaide Exclusive

For one night only, Adelaide Festival Centre’s Banquet Room will transform into a French salon for an evening of contemporary art, seductive entertainment and charming French cuisine. This celebration of indulgence includes: a unique live showing of ‘Bloom’ body-painting by artiste Emma Hack; Cliché Executive Chef Fabien Streit provides a tantalising menu; and the divine voices of Baby et Lulu, featuring Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride) and Lara Goodridge (FourPlay String Quartet) with their band of superlative musicians, captivate with a selection of classic and contemporary chansons.

Banquet Room 13 January – 7.30pm

Ages 18+

Warnings Mild Nudity Prices Adult $110 Groups 6+ $100

Bloom Exhibition SA Art Collective presents an illuminating artiste-at-work exhibition, showcasing works from internationally renowned artist Emma Hack. Bloom exhibits a selection of body painted illusionary artworks on the night, with the full collection on display at the SA Art Collective Gallery. 10

Adelaide Festival Centre in association with Adelaide Fashion Festival

Couture Collection

South Australia’s finest designers showcase couture in a French salon-inspired setting.

All Ages

A selection of Adelaide’s leading couture designers present their latest collections, featuring stunning detail, construction and classic French inspired femininity. These original creations, produced here in South Australia, are a vibrant showpiece of the state’s design flair and ingenuity. Enjoy a complimentary glass of French champagne and admire the beautiful collection of gowns on display in a salon-style parade.

Banquet Room 14 January – 4pm

Featured Designers: Greta Kate Eliza French Varacalli Calèche Sylvy Earl

Duration 60 mins

Prices All tickets Groups 6+

$50 $45

Includes a glass of Pol Roger on arrival A non-alcoholic alternative will be provided for those who are under-18 or fail to produce an acceptable personal ID.

Adelaide Fashion Festival, Presented by Mercedes Benz


Adelaide Festival Centre and Nexus Arts Present

A Trip To The Moon


A special screening of the iconic short films of French filmmaker George Méliès accompanied by original live soundtracks composed and performed by leading Adelaide musicians.

World Premiere Adelaide Exclusive Australia

French pioneer Georges Méliès revolutionised the beginnings of film through his innovative minimasterpieces. The father of special effects in filmmaking, Méliès produced hundreds of charming short films, playfully exploring new techniques to mesmerising results. In this, an exclusive première performance, three ensembles of leading Adelaide musicians each provide a unique approach to scoring these iconic films. The Zeitgeist Orchestra, innovative drummer Jarrad Payne and jazz violinist Julian Ferraretto will respond live to a selection of projected films, proving that Méliès’ works are still as curiously spectacular today as ever.

Duration 70 mins

All Ages Nexus Arts, Lion Arts Centre 14 January – 5pm Prices Adult $15 Conc $10 Subscription Adult $10

Adelaide Festival Centre and Mercury Cinema Present

Film Français

Loving Vincent La passion Van Gogh The world’s first completely painted film. Animated from 65,000 oil paintings in the style of Vincent van Gogh, this is an unmissable film for those rapt by his unique style and unfortunate life. Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman UK/Poland | English | 94 mins | M – Mature themes Sessions 12 Jan, 10.45am, 14 Jan, 4.15pm The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales Le Grand Méchant Renard et autres contes… Three cheeky animated tales of farmyard antics from the creators of Ernest & Célestine. Directors: Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert France | French with English sub-titles | 83 mins CTC – Check the classification Sessions 14 Jan, 12pm

School Of Life L’École Buissonnière A charming film that follows Paul, an orphan who forges an unlikely friendship with a poacher. Set in 1930’s France. Director: Nicolas Vanier France | French with English sub-titles | 116 mins CTC – Check the classification Sessions 14 Jan, 2pm

Mercury Cinema | 12–14 January Prices Adult $15 Conc $13 Children $10 Seniors $7

Morning Mels $7 Subscription Adult $13 13

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Railway Station Wilson Parking

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Map 1 Dunstan Playhouse

Artspace Gallery, Riverdeck, Space Theatre, Bistro

2 Banquet Room

Access via Festival Theatre Northern Entrance

3 Pinky Flat

Access via War Memorial Drive

4 Popeye

Elder Park Dock


King William Road

Morphett Street


5 Nexus Arts

Access via Lion Arts Centre

6 Mercury Cinema

13 Morphett St, Adelaide

7 David Roche Foundation House Museum

241 Melbourne St, North Adelaide

8 Carrick Hill

46 Carrick Hill Drive, Springfield

Schedule 14 January

12 January Time







Loving Vincent

Mercury Cinema


Froggie's Club (7–10 yrs)


So Frenchy So Chic

Pinky Flat

DPH* Gallery Balcony




There is a Rabbit in the Moon

Space Theatre

French Wine & Cheese Class (English)



Froggie's Club (4–6 years)

DPH* Gallery Balcony

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales

Mercury CInema




Le Cordon Bleu: Junior Workshops


French Wine & Cheese Class (French)


School of Life


The Powder Room: French Perfume Masterclass


Mercury Cinema




Think you know France?


Pol Roger Masterclass - Champagne & French Cheese


Le Cordon Bleu: Demonstration



Art Stories: An exchange with Zephyr Quartet & Guests

Space Theatre


There is a Rabbit in the Moon

Space Theatre


Couture Collection

Banquet Room


The Powder Room: Artspace Perfume Masterclass


Loving Vincent

Mercury Cinema


Pol Roger Masterclass - Champagne



Frederic Vaysse-Knitter

Dunstan Playhouse


Songs and Stories of the Paris Lido

Dunstan Playhouse


A Trip to the Moon

Nexus Arts


Seraphim Trio Plays Ravel

Space Theatre


Songs and Stories of the Paris Lido

Dunstan Playhouse

13 January


Floating Melodies: A Popeye Twist of Parisian Jazz


Exposing Edith

Space Theatre


La Soiree Cliché

Banquet Room


Francois & the Atlas Mountains

Dunstan Playhouse

DPH* (Dunstan Playhouse)


Adelaide Festival Centre Presents


Discover Paris by taste, savour the flavours of France. Bon appétit! Experience a rich array of decadent tastes and delights with the best in gastronomie française. Kick back on the picturesque Riverdeck with an aperitif and be serenaded by feel good French tunes. Oui Oui! Délices: - La Buvette - The Smelly Cheese Shop - Crepe Bar Riverdeck | January 13-14 From 11am till late


- La Provence - Pol Roger Bar - Kronenbourg

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents


Come on a musical journey to vibrant Paris. Enjoy an eclectic mix of musicians from gypsy jazz, to chanson française. Soak up the sunshine on the Riverdeck and be entertained by a range of musicians and roving performers celebrating the best in French music. Artistes: - Louise Blackwell & The French Set - La Mauvaise Répuatation - Coconut Kids - Extemporal

- DJ WiPod - DJ Guillaume Vetu - Bamboozled (roving)

Riverdeck | January 13-14 From 11am – 10pm


Adelaide Festival Centre Presents


Think you know France? Separating the Francophiles from the frauds. Test your knowledge of France and French culture at this one-off Alliance Française d’Adélaïde workshop. You don’t need to speak the language to attend; French natives, intermediates and novices will all be welcomed by a champagne aperitif on entry. Bistro 13 Jan 1pm Ages 18+

Duration 60 mins Price $25

Froggie’s Club French activities for Kids Live, learn and love French with us! Alliance Française d’Adélaïde encourages young children to join in fun-filled sessions over the festival weekend. Learn the language through traditional French songs, storybooks, games and craft activities. 13 Jan Club 1 | 11am, 4-6 yrs 14 Jan Club 2 | 11am, 7-10 yrs Dunsten Playhouse Gallery Balcony

Le Cordon Bleu

Duration 60 mins Price $7 Junior Sous Chef Workshop

Work up an appetite making, baking and plating your kitchen creations. Le Cordon Bleu Australia welcomes boys and girls of all ages, interested in serving their own Parisian plates at home. Allow your child to discover their inner chef as they get hands-on and creative decorating their very own cupcake amongst other enthusiastic children. Bistro 13 Jan 11am, 12pm Ages 4–12 18

Duration 30 mins Price $7

Limited availability at all workshops

Le Cordon Bleu

Pâtisserie demonstration

Be inspired by the world renowned Le Cordon Bleu culinary institute as they take to the stage to share their pâtisserie techniques. Equip yourself with the tricks of the trade as Chef Jenni Key shares her insider knowledge, allowing you to impress guests at your next gathering. Tickets include a tasting. Bistro 13 Jan 1.30pm All Ages

Duration 60 mins Prices from $25

French Wine & Cheese Masterclass With Valerie Henbest from The Smelly Cheese Shop The Smelly Cheese shop has spent over 20 years sourcing a delectable range of local, interstate and imported French fare. These masterclasses will be conducted in both French and English. Bistro | Jan 14 11.30am (in English), 1.30pm (in French)

Ages 18+ Duration 60 mins Prices from $65

Pol Roger Masterclasses Discover how Champagne is made and why it differs from other sparkling wines. Wander through wine tasting terminology like an expert all while sampling some mouthwatering cheeses. 13 Jan 3pm | Champagne

with Le Cordon Bleu Sommelier Trevor Maskell

14 Jan 3pm | Champagne and French Cheese

with The Smelly Cheese Shop’s Valerie Henbest and Le Cordon Bleu Sommelier Trevor Maskell

Image: Claudio Raschella

Bistro Ages 18+

Duration 60 mins Prices from $45


Adelaide Festival Centre Presents

Free Activities

Enjoy the sun with some French joie de vivre. Try your hand at creating your own flower crown or freshen up your French and your flexibility during a yoga class. Let the kids embrace their innerMonet at Little Picassos or build their own cardboard Napoléon empire. Activité - Box Wars - Flower Crowns - The Teensy Top - Little Picassos Art Workshops - Yoga en Français Dunstan Playhouse Foyer | Jan 13-14 11am – 3pm


Adelaide Festival Centre Presents

Le Coiffeur Dustan Playhouse Foyer 13-14 January 4pm – 8pm Image: Haley Renee

Ever wanted the look of a French film star? Need some more bounce in your bouffant? Or just a trim of the moustache à la française? Get the look of true Parisian sophistication with our ensemble of French-inspired hairdressers, barbers and stylists. From casual to glamorous, wavy, clipped, cut and curled, the French art of ‘Visagisme’ will find a style for every profile. Sit back and experience French savoir-faire from Europe’s original hair stylists. Le Coiffeur: – Creative Hair Sculptures by Orbe Hair & Beauty Salon – Live Demonstration – Le Barber – Styling and Grooming

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents

The Powder Room: French Perfume Masterclass Artspace Gallery 13 January 11.30am and 2pm

Eau d´Isabelle? Eau d´Oliver? Eau de Chloé? Craft your own artisan perfume with The Powder Room’s Samantha Taylor. Join us for an introduction into the aromatic world of perfume. Learn about its origins, the industry throughout the ages, perfumers training and how a fragrance is produced. Attendees are invited to create their own scent, using the finest raw materials from the world’s leading suppliers in Europe.

Prices Adult $50 Conc $45 Subscription Adult $45


Adelaide Festival Centre Presents

Gathered Market

Peruse a selection of handpicked Adelaide artisans at this French-inspired marketplace. The Gathered Market features a curated collaboration of fantastique South Australian designers, makers and creators. This event brings together independent stallholders showcasing bespoke homewares, jewellery, stationery, art, prints and garments. Soak up the intimate, wholesome atmosphere of a French village marketplace while grazing for gifts, treats and treasures amidst Adelaide’s creative community. Riverdeck | Jan 13-14 From 11am till late


Floating Melodies Present

A Twist of Parisian Jazz The Baker Suite will transport you to a late night smoky café somewhere in Paris, Australia! With French-inspired local produce and beverages!

World Premiere Adelaide Exclusive Australia

The Baker Suite’s cinematic storytelling carries their audience to the banks of Paris’ River Seine. John Baker and Gayle Buckby, the core of The Baker Suite, create an eclectic atmosphere that sits somewhere between Paul Simon and the soundtrack of Amélie, with their combination of acoustic guitar and Parisian-esque accordion. With a Frenchinspired local cheese platter from B.-d. Farm Paris Creek and a mini-croquembouche from Mulots Pâtisserie on each table, your taste buds will be just as delighted as your ears.

Language English

“Like a soiree with sightseeing”

Ages 18+ Duration 90 mins The Popeye (Boarding at Elder Park Popeye Dock) 13 January – 6pm Prices Adult Conc Groups 6+

$45 $40 $42

Creative Credits: Emma Knights Productions The Baker Suite All performers and produce/beverages involved in Floating Melodies are South Australian and it takes place on the iconic Popeye cruiser. No bathrooms on board.


The David Roche Foundation House Museum Presents

Art Tours Adelaide Exclusive Australia

Share David’s love of French culture through his unique collection of French Art and Napoleonic items.

Ages 12+

The David Roche Foundation hosts a diverse collection spanning two centuries of European design from the early rococo of France to Faberge in Russia. Special tours of Fermoy House, David’s residence and exhibition spaces at the adjoining museum run three-times daily throughout the festival.

The David Roche Foundation House Museum 12-14 January 10am, 12noon, 2pm

Duration 90 mins

Prices Adult Conc

$20 $17

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents

Paolo Sebastian: A Journey to Paris Dunstan Playhouse Foyer 12–14 January FREE EVENT

Image: Simon Cecere

Documentary and photoshoot stills journaling Australian Couture label Paolo Sebastian and designer Paul Vasileff’s whimsical journey through Paris. In 2016, Adelaide-based label Paolo Sebastian became the first South Australian brand to present a collection in Paris. During his time in the French capital, designer Paul Vasileff showcased his collection Gilded Wings at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. The feature, commissioned by the Adelaide Fashion Festival, with Nima Nabili Rad of Young Black Youth, is a documentary of the event and stills from his collection photoshoots which will be displayed especially for the festival. 24

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents

Fine Art Photo Exhibition By Michel Setboun

For the first time in Australia, this exhibition offers to the public a unique photographic journey in Paris through iconic “Dark Light” pictures.

Adelaide Premiere France

Award-winning photographer and author Michel Setboun presents the Australian premiere of his exhibition, Paris Dark Light. Like his friends, colleagues and fellow French photographers, Brassaï and Robert Doisneau, Setboun brings an intimate insight to each photograph in his collection. Every exhibition is tailor-made, through spectacular and monumental scenographies; Paris Dark Light is no exception. It’s a love song. Each picture is a poem. Each image shows an atmosphere exalted by the very personal French touch of this contemporary artist.

Dunstan Playhouse Foyer 12–14 January

Paris Dark Light

All Ages



Carrick Hill Presents

A French Weekend at Carrick Hill Experience a French-themed visit at Carrick Hill, 15 minutes from the city and nestled in Adelaide’s foothills. Carrick Hill is one of South Australia’s most valuable historical assets; a window into Adelaide’s past. Enjoy a weekend of Frenchinspired free and low-cost activities at this unique estate including pétanque, art and language classes, Baroque music, classic cars and themed catering. The House Museum will also be open to visitors with guided tours focussing on the French items of the collection.


Carrick Hill 13–14 January 10am-4.30pm Prices Admission to the House Adult $17 Adult Conc $12 Admission to the Gardens and Grounds is free Purchase at or at the venue

Adelaide: UNESCO City of Music A Creative City, with music as its heartbeat, outward looking and internationally engaged, enriching the whole state of South Australia.

Adelaide Festival Centre Trustees Chair Michael Abbott AO QC Deputy Chair Jim Hazel Jo Chapley Phil Hoffmann AM Carolyn Mitchell Kate Thiele Sandy Verschoor Mary Hamilton Management CEO & Artistic Director Douglas Gautier AM Chief Operating Officer Carlo D’Ortenzio

Director of Programming, Development & Venue Sales Liz Hawkins Director of Venue Operations Michael McCabe Director of Marketing Danielle Watts Director of Ticketing & Digital Projects Greg Adams Associate Director of Programming Beck Pearce Head of Public Affairs Ruth Sibley

Executive Producer Cabaret & Commercial Ventures John Glenn Manager Philanthropy Robyn Brown Manager Finance & Business Support Christine Dunthorne Manager Human Resources Claire George Manager WHS & Risk Carolyn Laffin Manager Food & Beverage Peter Morelli

Foundation Board Chair Legh Davis Angela Condous AM Nimfa Farrell Helen Fidock Marjorie Fitz-Gerald OAM Phil Harris Sue Pearce Tony Smith John Sulan QC Marion Tropeano Joe Verco AM Francis Wong OAM Patron Lady Joan Hardy OAM Ex Officio Robyn Brown 27

Venue access and redevelopment

How to book

Exciting changes are underway around Adelaide Riverbank and Festival Plaza. Throughout the redevelopment, venue access and pathways to Adelaide Festival Centre will change. For new routes and a map, road closures, drop off zones, and alternative parking, please visit the website: adelaidefestivalcentre.


Register your details online or with your ticket purchase to receive an important SMS and email with up to date access details before your show. Parking Adelaide Festival Centre’s car park is closed. Alternative parking is available around the precinct. Full details: adelaidefestivalcentre. Access services Adelaide Festival Centre is committed to ensuring our programs are accessible and your time with us is enjoyable. We provide a number of accessible facilitates including: wheelchair loan service, assistive hearing systems, accessible toilets, accessible seat allocations, and access friendly drop off/pickup locations. When booking tickets, please inform the BASS operator if you have specific access requirements. For all other access enquiries please contact Patron Services on (08) 8216 8600 or


In person Adelaide Festival Centre and all BASS outlets By phone BASS 131 246 Conditions of ticket purchase Lost or stolen tickets Reserved seat tickets may be replaced in most instances however general admission tickets cannot be replaced. Please call BASS on 131 246 for assistance. Concessions Pensioners, seniors, patrons experiencing unemployment, and full time students are entitled to concession prices. Proof of entitlement may be requested at time of purchase or at the venue. Please make sure you carry your concession cards. Transaction fees A fee of $8.95 applies to all transactions. For further information regarding fees, visit our website: Adelaide Festival Centre respects your privacy and meets Government policy requirements. Every effort has been made to ensure that performance dates, times, prices and other information contained herein are correct at time of publication. Refer to for current information and full terms and conditions.

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2018 Adelaide French Festival  
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