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Francophonie Festival features sport activities in Guangdong

The 27th Francophone Festival in South China will be held from March to early April. A variety of activities featuring sports, music, film and so on will be unveiled under the theme of "Participation". 

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A press conference on the festival was held in Guangzhou on March 4. Consuls of eight French-speaking countries in Guangzhou and the principal of the French Alliance attended the ceremony, along with local media representatives.

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This year's event highlights sports activities for youth, according to Sylvain FOURRIERE, Consul General of France in Guangzhou.

Two competitions will be held from 9 to 10 am on March 14 at Guangzhou's Tianhe Sports Center (天河体育中心) and Shenzhen's Dameisha (大梅沙). Guangzhou people can compete in skateboarding, while Shenzhen people can compete in stand-up paddle boarding. A breakdance party will be additionally held at IGC Guangzhou on April 9. Sports fans shouldn't miss them!

"These are arranged in concert with the four new Olympic sports, including skateboard and breakdance," Sylvain FOURRIERE added. The competitions take place on the 500-day countdown to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. "I hope the events will give Guangdong people a chance to learn about and get involved in these new sports."

An abundance of cultural performances will also offer a visual feast for Guangdong residents. Music lovers can enjoy a solo concert "Coco Chanel's Music List" during the festival. It was performed by Li Ying, a mezzo-soprano singer who used to travel to France. The children's play of the classic French story—"The Little Prince"—will be put on the stage of the Guangzhou Opera House. Parents can bring children over 5 years old to watch. Shenzhen's Nanshan International Cultural Exchange & Services Center (Shekou) will screen a series of French films and documentaries.

More highlights about the Francophonie Festival activities are scheduled below.


Mezzo-soprano Li Ying's solo concert—Coco Chanel's Music List

Time: 19:30, March 10

Venue: Guangzhou Opera House

Children's play— The Little Prince

Time: 19:30, March 31

10:00 14:00 16:30, April 1

Venue: Guangzhou Opera House


The Restless (Switzerland)

Time: 16:00, March 12

Venue: Nanshan International Cultural Exchange & Services Center (Shekou), Shenzhen

The Last Dance (Switzerland)

Time: 16:00, March 19

Venue: Nanshan International Cultural Exchange & Services Center (Shekou), Shenzhen

Juke Box (Quebec documentary)

Time: 16:00, March 19

Venue: Nanshan International Cultural Exchange & Services Center (Shekou), Shenzhen

Note:All activities are open to the public.

Reporter: Monica, Ariel

Editor: Nan, Jerry

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