A Journey into French Music


A Journey into French Music

Saturday 3rd June 2023

Vive la France !

French film and music evening

Join us for a special evening on Saturday 3 June as we celebrate French cinema and music with a one-off screening of beloved classic Amélie followed by a live music performance taking us on a journey into 100 years of French music from Offenbach to Gainsbourg. Dress up for the occasion, the band will give away a CD for the best costume or outfit!

5pm: Amélie (click HERE to book your tickets)

8pm: A Journey into French Music

A Journey into French Music

Live Music Performance

Tickets £12.50 / £10 concessions and Members (manually select the concessionary price at checkout)

Running time: 2 sets of 45 minutes with a 30-minute interval

Parisian born Fifi la Mer and Oliver Wilby present a unique, brand new show that will take you on a journey through 100 years of French music, from Offenbach to Gainsbourg. The show features the dulcet tones of Fifi on accordion and voice, and the talents of Oliver on clarinet, members of the saxophone family, and accordion. Together they will transport you to “the city of lights” with their repertoire of musical gems, and along the way you will get to enjoy tales of mystery, romance and heartache that we so often associate with Paris.

Fifi and Oliver transport audiences through the music they play. There is narrating about Paris, the music, the composers, a mini French cinema music quiz in the second half. As well as playing beautiful music they make sure they keep the mood upbeat and everyone entertained.

You can expect some music from Offenbach, Satie, Musette (Parisian folk music), Edith Piaf, French chanson, gypsy jazz, French film music and 60/70s French pop.

A very interesting and exiting evening assured.


“Wonderful. Great musicians and an authentic touch of French music by two accomplished performers.”

“Loved it - very well performed. Very interesting in the way it illuminated the historical background to the songs.”

“Entertaining, different, with talented and impressive performers who held the audience’s attention for the duration of the show.”

About the artists:

When not touring with this show Fifi leads the Oh la la! quintet. They regularly play at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club and have performed around 700 times at the brasserie Zedel in London.

Oliver Wilby is also part of the Oh la la! quintet. When not touring with this show Oliver Wilby travels the world with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and the Ray Gelato Giants.

Dates & Times

 Saturday 3rd Jun 2023  8:00pm
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