French Breakfast – 13th August – @Symphony Solo

Alliance Française is organizing a French Breakfast on August 13th, Lets’ taste yummy Fresh specialties from the Brittany’s region of France and many other French breakfast specialties: French pancakes, quatre-quart, gateau Breton, madeleine cakes, croissants, pain au chocolat, biscuits, French bread ‘baguettes’ and marmelade….
French Breakfast will be held in:
Symphony Solo
French Breakfast

Citizens Workshop by Vickie Fremont – 16th July 2016

Vickie Fremont Fremont will be conducting the citizens workshop in Alliance Francaise de Male’ on the 16th of July. Registration for the workshop is open till the 14th July (Thursday). For registration come by Alliance Francaise de Male’, Fareedhee Magu. We will be open from 09:00 to 17:00. For more information please call 7932168.

  • Date: 16th July 2016
  • Time: 16:00 – 18:00
  • Venue Alliance Francaise de Male’
  • Price for Participation: 150MVRVickie Poster

Philippe Laurella – « A 38 Year Stopover in the Maldives »

20679_334484880198_5764032_n A 38 year stopover in the Maldives

His locks of white hair and casual dressing – shorts, sandals, and shirt – make 68 year-old Philippe Laurella, a distinct figure on the streets of Male.

His many years in the Maldives, have earned him a spot in folklore, and most Maldivians know him as the white guy who married a Maldivian and settled here.

Despite coming from a family of artists Philippe was never interested in painting. However boredom on a rainy day in Male in 1999 led him to try, and when a Swiss friend liked and bought his work it became the catalyst for becoming a painter.

His paintings are mostly of fish; swirls of tiny blue fish, giving a peek into orange fishes that are passing behind. Or one of his most recognisable paintings: the long legs of a stork and its head peering back into the painting amid multi-coloured fishes swimming by. The colours are striking; the paintings uplift your spirits, while showcasing the beauty of fishes.

“My stay here just happened. This could be a 38 year stopover – I could still continue my voyage.”

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