It’s always nice to do something different and this Saturday Laura and I were able to do just that.
In the Granary Building at Central Saint Martins, there was a festival to celebrate British-French creativity, Le Crxssing.
Displays of fashion dominated the first part of the main area with a stage at the far end where several music acts performed throughout the evening. A food court where a number of vendors sold British and French cuisine and a small cidre and cocktail bar. In the middle of the main room was a large bar that was always busy, selling beer, wine and soft drinks. A cinema showed a few short films whilst the Theatre Studio played host to the comedy acts. There were also two smaller studio rooms. One acted as an art gallery, showcasing photos from the HSBC photographers whilst the other housed L’Occitane, who entertained with champagne, hand massages, hand creams and other hand outs.
It was a lot to take in and because of the programme clashes, there is no way to see it all. Due to the London traffic we did get there a little later than originally planned but we did manage have a quick look around the gallery before sitting down for the very funny Paul Taylor, an English-born comedian who now lives and works in France. Even though he mixes both languages during the act, it’s delivered in such a way that even if you don’t understand one of them, it still makes enough sense. A very talented chap.
We were entertained by La Femme on the main stage whilst we had a bite to eat. We mooched around for a bit after food, Laura thinks I got ‘papped’ admiring the fashion display and we obviously had to visit L’Occitane. After a rather relaxing time, we popped in to the cinema to watch ‘Bureau Des Legendres’. An interesting French police drama, which until just now, we thought it was a short film that didn’t necessarily completely make sense. However, it was just one episode from a series. I might have to try and find it online somewhere and watch the rest.
Now time was getting on so time to head home, however not before bumping into one of the Ambassadors, a Mr Antoine de Caunes, so we had to snap a quick selfie!