The French film festival shares the love

Gérard Depardieu as Detective Maigret at the French Film Festival.

Here’s ‘Arts in the City’, a weekly look at the arts and happenings around Canberra with an arts editor HELENE MUSA.

THE 33rd Alliance Française Film Festival will present more than 42 films and will focus on “love”, with titles such as “A Tale of Love and Desire” and “Love Songs for Tough Guys”. Additionally, veteran actor Gérard Depardieu appears as Georges Simenon’s legendary detective Maigret in a film of the same name. At the Palace Electric, from March 20 to April 6, details and reservations on

Bom Funk Dance Studio dancers in action.

NEWS from Bom Funk Dance Studio, Jerrabomberra is that its performance teams, Rubies and Tap Kix Cadettes, have won the Contemporary, Broadway Jazz, Jazz and Open categories for the 12 and under group sections at the National Dance Championships “Follow Your Dreams” in Adelaide.

“Less”… performances at Fyshwick next month. Photo: Olivia Fyfe

The postponed AUSTRALIAN Dance Party show ‘LESS’ continues as part of the 2022 Enlighten Festival. Directed by Alison Plevey. At the LESS Pavilion, Dairy Road, Fyshwick, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 March. Book at

The Winther Quartet… at The B, March 4.

THE brilliant Winther Quartet, the brainchild of Canberra-raised violin virtuoso Kristian Winther, will perform music from Mozart to Tchaikovsky as well as music from the Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet and the world premiere of Australian composer Andrew Howes’ ‘Change’. At B (Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall), 8 p.m., Friday, March 4. Book on or 6285 6290.

“HARD Quiz” master Tom Gleeson takes to the stage, where he will draw audiences onto the stage for “a live roast” in his new show. Canberra Theatre, March 5-6. Book on or 6275 2700.

Kristen Sutcliffe… at the head of the CSO’s “Rediscovering Music” programme. Photo: Martin Olman

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Rediscover Music’ program helps people with hearing loss re-engage with music, particularly with the aid of hearing aids and cochlear implants. Curated and presented by CSO bassoonist and audiologist Kristen Sutcliffe, each session explores the range and timbre of a particular instrument. Hellenic Club, Canberra, March 1, May 24 and September 27. Book on

CANBERRA Short+Sweet directors Lynn Petersen and Amy Crawford have moved on. Potential coordinators should contact shorts festival founder Mark Cleary at [email protected]

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