Festo Pitcho: a Little Prince on stage and screen

The Little Prince is an unfailing source of inspiration for directors. As part of the Festo Pitcho festival, Jean-Louis Kamoun stages a show that combines an artist on stage with animated images…

Festival Festo PechoThe Little Prince is an unfailing source of inspiration for directors. As part of the Festo Pitcho festival, Jean-Louis Kamoun stages a show that combines an artist on stage with animated images and other special effects on screen. Expect surprises as the main characters « play » with the set. Well worth seeing!

Performances on 15 and 17 April 2009 at the Théâtre du Balcon:
38, rue Guillaume Puy
84000 Avignon
Tel: 04 90 85 00 80

Find out more: www.theatredubalcon.org

Cool Planet online!

The UNRIC Cool Planet 2009 website is now online. The site features information on initiatives to promote sustainable development and protect eco-systems all over the world…

Logo of UNRIC Cool Planet 2009The UNRIC Cool Planet 2009 website is now online. The site features information on initiatives to promote sustainable development and protect eco-systems all over the world. Meet the men and women (like singer Björk) committed to fighting this battle day in and day out. The Little Prince is, of course, also to be found on this extremely diverse and wide-ranging site, giving environmentally-friendly tips for us to put to daily use.

Find out more: UNRIC Cool Planet 2009

Toulouse celebrates Saint-Exupéry

Forever associated with the memory of the writer and aviator, the city of Toulouse is hosting a series of events linked to Saint-Exupéry and his work, entitled « les Journées Pique La Lune »…

Forever associated with the memory of the writer and aviator, the city of Toulouse is hosting a series of events linked to Saint-Exupéry and his work, entitled « les Journées Pique La Lune*… in the steps of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ». On 14 and 15 March, a wall on the Avenue Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was decorated with a fresco showing Saint-Exupéry and his Little Prince. The event was the brainchild of the residents\’ association and MJC (youth and culture club) of the Quartier du Pont des Demoiselles in Toulouse. Slam sessions, readings based on Saint-Exupéry\’s work and an exhibition of children\’s drawings and mobiles of the Aéropostale aircraft all added to the excitement of the two-day festival. Next on the agenda, the fresco will be officially inaugurated on 23 April.

* Pique la Lune was Saint-Exupéry\’s nickname, in honour of his turned-up nose and also his occasional forgetfulness: to be « dans la lune » = wool-gathering.

Picture of Saint-Exupéry - Toulouse

Find out more:  MJC Pont des Demoiselles

Presentation of a cheque to SIPAR

On 5 March, the SIPAR association, which works to eradicate illiteracy in Cambodia, was presented with a cheque for $ 46,000 (around € 36 000). The sum was raised through an auction organised by Swiss watchmakers IWC Schaffhausen

Lecture du Petit Prince en khmerOn 5 March, the SIPAR association, which works to eradicate illiteracy in Cambodia, was presented with a cheque for $ 46,000 (around € 36 000). The sum was raised through an auction organised by Swiss watchmakers IWC Schaffhausen of the UTC Edition Antoine de Saint-Exupéry limited edition pilot’s watch in platinum.

The cheque will enable the association to take its projects forward, in particular the publication of books in Khmer for young readers and the development of a network of school libraries in Cambodia.

Find out more: http://www.sipar.org (in French)

In store in March

A special offer not to be missed at the Little Prince online store: for every order worth 10 euros or more placed before 31 March, receive a free figurine of the Little Prince and his sheep…

The Little Prince and his sheepA special offer not to be missed at the Little Prince online store: for every order worth 10 euros or more placed before 31 March 2009, receive a free figurine of the Little Prince and his sheep (to add to your order).

Check out the store now!


Find out more: www.laboutiquedupetitprince.com/en/

 

Joann Sfar’s comic strip travels the world!

Joann Sfar\’s adaptation of The Little Prince has reached Brazil. Translated into Portuguese by Dom Marcos Barbosa and André Telles, the comic strip is published by Agir…

actus_BD_pequenoprincipe Joann Sfar\’s adaptation of The Little Prince has reached Brazil. Translated into Portuguese by Dom Marcos Barbosa and André Telles, the comic strip is published by Agir. As universal in its appeal as the original book itself, it is scheduled for translation in no fewer than 22 countries, including Germany, Korea, Finland, Mexico and Taiwan. There\’s no end to our little chap\’s travels!


 


Awards for Réunica and the little prince

The Réunica Group, which chose the little prince to be the ambassador for its advertising campaign, was awarded a Top Com 2009 Silver prize for its communication strategy…

Reunica and the Little Prince

The Réunica Group, which chose The Little Prince to be the ambassador for its advertising campaign, was awarded a Top Com 2009 Silver prize for its communication strategy in the corporate/B to B category.

The Epic History of the Little Prince in Morocco

From 13 February to 13 March 2009, the Institut Français (French cultural institute) in Casablanca will be paying tribute to Saint-Exupéry and The Little Prince…

Poster of The Epic History of the Little Prince in MoroccoFrom 13 February to 13 March 2009, the Institut Français (French cultural institute) in Casablanca will be paying tribute to Saint-Exupéry and The Little Prince. The celebration marks the occasion of the publication of The Little Prince in Darija by publishers Aïni Bennaï at the Casablanca International Book Fair from 13 to 22 February, and also the 90th anniversary of the first air link between France and Morocco, from Toulouse to Rabat via Casablanca, on 9 March 1919. With the support of the Succession Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Editions Gallimard, the French Embassy in Morocco and the Institut Français in Casablanca are staging events, lectures, stage shows, exhibitions and conferences around the theme of Saint-Exupéry and The Little Prince.

Find out more:  Institut français de Casablanca
  The programme

Award for Joann Sfar

At the 36th Angoulême International Comic Strip Festival, the comic strip by Joann Sfar currently flying off the shelves took an « Essentiel » award in the Youth category…

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At the 36th Angoulême International Comic Strip Festival, the comic strip by Joann Sfar currently flying off the shelves (initial print run of 110,000 copies and now reprinting) took an « Essentiel » award in the Youth category, heading a list of 19 nominees. Well done, Joann Sfar!

Find out more: Angoulême International Comic Strip Festival (in french)

 

 

Petite France welcomes The Little Prince

Have you heard of Petite France, the village-museum in South Korea? All the buildings are inspired by French architecture, and Petite France is open all year round to introduce visitors to French culture…

actus2009_expo_petite_france.jpgHave you heard of Petite France, the village-museum in South Korea? All the buildings are inspired by French architecture, and Petite France is open all year round to introduce visitors to French culture and customs. Right now, Petite France is holding a permanent exhibition on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and The Little Prince. Wall-mounted panels illustrated by photos of the author and drawings of The Little Prince recount to visitors the life of the writer and aviator, and of his Little Prince.


Find out more: http://www.pfcamp.com