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Arthur Rimbaud by Herve Constant

Welcome to the Rimbaud & Verlaine Foundation

Using inspiration from the French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, the Foundation wishes to encourage engagement with the arts, especially among those with clear social and educational need, and to broaden horizons by means of cultural exchange.

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Revolutions in French Food

This special event on Saturday 3rd December will explore the history, myths and future of French gastronomy – in France as well as in London and internationally – over excellent excellent French food and wine at Le Beaujolais, drawing on the expertise of:

Debra Kelly, Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques, and Professor of French Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Westminster,

Ruth Cruickshank, Director of Comparative Literature and Culture at Royal Holloway,

Marion Demossier, Professor in Cultural Anthropology at Southampton University, and

Jean-Yves Darcel, Chef/Proprietor of Le Beaujolais, whose double training as a charcutier and a chef in France and many years of experience as a restaurateur at one of London’s gems of French gastronomy will no doubt deliciously inform both our meal and our discussions.

Tickets cost £40 per head plus booking fee and include a welcome glass of Kir, a copious buffet lunch à la française and two glasses of French wine.

Full details about the event can be found in our Upcoming Events section.

There are limited spaces so book now at

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