Multilingual Slam Competition

Hosted by performance poet Michael Vidon, The Multilingual Poetry Slam competition introduces schools to poetry and word-play. Language is at the core of this special workshop where students gain confidence in their writing, translating and speaking skills. Preparatory workshops will be organised in the run-up to the Slam performance, in which class groups are invited to participate and form mixed teams. The Slam Competition’s theme this year is ‘Peace’, as a nod to the 1918 armistice’s 100th anniversary. Everyone is invited to the Grand Finale! We look forward to seeing all that talent revealed – and to seeing winners go away with some great prizes.

Places for Slam workshops are limited, please book early so that your class group can take part. The Multilingual Slam is organised with the support of the Friends of the French Institute Trust.

Readers One and All

Have you always loved taking pictures? Do you also like books? Combine both passions to take a funky picture of someone reading, with a link to one of the festival books or stories! The contest is open to passionate readers up to 16 years old. Don’t miss your chance to win wonderful prizes, meet a professional photographer during the prize ceremony and have your photo exhibited in Bibliothèque Quentin Blake. Download the application form on our website and send it with your picture before 10 November 2018 to:

Download the application form here


À vos marques, prêts, flashez !