Brittany – Fest Noz (1)

Fest Noz in Rennes, Brittany, France (21 November 2014). Traditional Breton musicians Etienne Grandjean (accordion, pictured) and Soig Siberil (guitar) perform a concert at Ty Anna Tavern, part of the Yaouank Festival. The evening marked 20 years that the two have been performing together. Fest Noz is a traditional Breton festival with traditional music, dance …

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Sleight of hand

A contact juggler performs in the streets of the medieval citadel at Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, France Click here to licence this image and for more photos of Carcassonne. D700 + 70-200/2.8 Photo © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorised use.

Festival BD

Today sees the beginning of the 40th Festival International de la Bande Dessinée (International Comic Strip Festival) in Angoulême, France – a huge event spread over several days, which regularly brings around a quarter of a million visitors to this city on the river Charente (to put this in perspective, the largest comics fair in …

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A few shots from lovely Charente, from a recent assignment on BD (bande dessinee, or ‘comic strip’) artists in and around Angouleme. Francis Groux, founder of the Angouleme International Comic Strip Festival / Festival Internationale de la Bande Dessinee (left), and Gerard Balinziala, the director of the festival (right), at the Abbaye de Saint Amant …

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