Lavender fields, hilltop villages and spectacular rocky fjords, rosé wine and bouillabaisse, Cézanne and Van Gogh, cutting edge rap and hip-hop music, Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, pétanque, scuba diving and Olympique de Marseille: Provence is a vibrant mix of romantic tradition and surprising, fast-changing modernity. This is an insider's guide to the best of it, from a professional journalist living there.
Friday, January 20, 2012
A British Flavour For This Year's Festival d'Avignon
Avignon's huge and exciting drama festival doesn't kick off until July and the full programme won't be revealed until mid-March (stand by for updates here). But it has already been announced that this year's event will have a distictively British flavour, thanks to the presence as Associate Artist of Simon McBurney, the founder of Théâtre de Complicité, now simply known as Complicte. Click here to read more.