School Activities


Saint Saëns – Carnival of the Animals
Ciné Lumière – c.60mins

Vesselina Tchakarova, piano
Samantha Ward, piano
Alexander Gatehouse, story-teller

One of his most popular works, Saint-Saëns’s ‘grand zoological fantasy’ has now become a cornerstone in classical music. British actor Alexander Gatehouse will present the piece performed by Bulgarian born pianist Vesselina Tchakarova and British pianist Samantha Ward, while short films will be screened onto the big screen.


Build Your Own Piano
Les Salons – c.30mins

Expert Alain Chauvel, piano turner and technician, will unveil the secrets of piano. His presentation will cover all aspects of the instruments, from its history, its making and functioning, to organology.


Peter & the Wolf
Liszt room – c.30mins

UK/Poland/Norway/Mexico | 2006 | animation | 32mins | dir. Suzie Templeton | music by Prokofiev | cert. U

An innovative modern interpretation of Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless tale. Peter is a slight lad, solitary, locked out of the woods by his protective grandfather, his only friend a duck. In town, he’s bullied. When a wolf menaces the duck – as well as grandfather’s fat cat and an ill-flying bird that Peter has befriended – Peter bravely tries to capture the wolf. Grandfather, the townspeople, and the hunters who have antagonized Peter figure in the dénouement.

To book or to find out more, please contact our School Officer, Agathe Morisse: / 020 7871 3511

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Fri 27 Mar - 10.00am
Special Event
Institut français du Royaume-Uni
Ciné Lumière, Les Salons, Liszt room


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