Wed 10 April 2013, 8.30am, @ The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays
From the closure of the last working shipyards in Nantes in 1989, the City’s fortunes and identity have turned around, in that this City in South Brittany, 65km inland along the Loire, now has the highest employment rate in France and continues to attract young creatives. Jean Blaise has played a major role in instigating positive change in Nantes. He invented the Light Night, and its precursor, Les Allumés – a week-long night-time arts festival – re-built the Lieu Unique arts centre, hamman, bar & bistro and most recently has commissioned 21 artworks along the Loire with the Estuaire Festival. Currently, Jean Blaise is Director of ‘Le Voyage a Nantes’, an innovative cultural tourism agency & summer art trail, which is hosting a French Language Course for an immersive cultural experience in Nantes this summer 15-26 July. This event will involve a talk & an open debate chaired by Pat Connor, BBC North, with responses from City arts leaders.
For more information please check Alliance Française website. Event will run until 10.15am with refreshments on arrival.
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