Jodie Foster-Special guest of the Opening Ceremony and the Honorary Palme d’or of the 74th Festival de Cannes

Following Jeanne Moreau, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jane Fonda, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Manoel de Oliveira, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Agnès Varda and Alain Delon, Jodie Foster will receive the Festival’s Honorary Palme d’or in recognition of a brilliant artistic journey, a unique personality with a modest yet strong commitment to some of the major issues of our time.

Guest of honour at the Opening Ceremony which will take place on the stage at the Palais des festival on Tuesday, July 6, the director, actress and American producer will kick-off the 74th edition which will draw to a close on Saturday, July 17th with the awards’ list given by the President of the Jury, Spike Lee. Read more


Royal Ascot 2021 will form part of the second phase of the Government’s Events Research Programme, with a capacity of 12,000 guests on each of the five days (15th-19th June).  With over 300 years of history and tradition the story of how Ascot Racecourse has evolved from heath land to the course of today is truly fascinating. Join to celebrate a race meeting revered across the globe. Dress up in your finest summer outfits and watch the longest running drama, where racing’s finest horses compete for over £6 million in prize money. Read more


 To mark Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday, Halcyon Gallery is proud to present Bob Dylan: 60 Years of Creating, a showcase exploring the artist’s unmatched achievements across creative mediums, from his first studio album release in 1962 to the recent announcement of his forthcoming museum retrospective at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Art, Miami, USA, in November 2021. Bob Dylan: 60 Years of Creating features figurative paintings from 2020–21, in which Dylan approaches the American landscape alongside important artworks from the artist’s archive.

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The 2021 Brit Awards are dominated by women with Dua Lipa toping winners list.

Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa has topped the winners at the 2021 Brit awards, calling for Boris Johnson to approve “a fair pay rise” for frontline NHS staff as she picked up gongs including the top prize of British album for her chart-dominating disco spectacular “Future Nostalgia” She also won female solo artist, bringing her total Brit award tally to five and cementing her position as one of the UK’s most successful and critically acclaimed pop stars. 2020’s heavily male ceremony reversed with wins for Arlo Parks, Haim and Billie Eilish, as Little Mix become first all-female winner of British group. Read more

This year’s Oscar for inclusivity goes to …

Chloé Zhao, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya … diversity has truly taken root at the Oscars – with women, older characters and people of colour being recognised. Even before the curtain fell, this year’ Oscars attracted a lot of labels. Oddest Oscars ever! That seemed fair: no hosts, no songs, just 170 guests clapping in a train station. Most sombre Oscars ever? Also true. A global pandemic and a lot of films inspired by police brutality don’t make for the frothiest few hours. Read more

Annette & Leos Carax Marion Cotillard & Adam Driver will open the 74th Festival de Cannes!

Nine years after the remarkable Holy Motors, presented in Competition, Leos Carax will unveil in Cannes his new feature, a film eagerly awaited by cinephiles around the world. ANNETTE, Carax’s first film in English, will open the Cannes 74th International Film Festival on Tuesday July 6th. Set in contemporary Los Angeles, Annette tells the story of Henry, a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor and Ann, a singer of international renown. In the spotlight, they are the perfect couple, healthy, happy, and glamourous. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will change their lives. Read more

Re-opening news from Serpentine Gallery London!

Serpentine’s doors will open again on Wednesday 19 May with two outstanding exhibitions: James Barnor: Accra/London – A Retrospective at Serpentine North, and Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing at Serpentine South. From today, you can book FREE tickets to visit between 19 May and 6 June. Tickets for later dates in June and throughout the summer will be released regularly, so check back regularly.

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The Festival de Cannes commits for the environment.

Wherever we are in the world, we face decisive environmental challenges. In 2021, conscious of its role and duties, the Festival de Cannes puts in place a series of measures aiming at implementing its presence and future in an essential movement of which the cultural events must be committed environmental campaigners. The Festival de Cannes  intends to start the third decade of the 21st century with an even greater commitment to environmental responsibility and action

Responsibility because the time has come for a radically different way of producing a major international event

Action through strong and unprecedented measures put in place for the 74th Festival which will take place from July 6-17 2021. Read more

The Marché du Film will take place as in Cannes from 6 to 15 July 2021.

The Marché du Film will take place as usual alongside the Festival in Cannes from 6 to 15 July 2021. Due to the unusually long delay between the EFM in Berlin and the Marché du Film in Cannes (6-15 July), many international sales agents have expressed the need for an intermediate event in the spring, which will allow them to do business and to network virtually, while awaiting the big rendez-vous in July when the film industry will meet up again in large numbers.

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President of the Jury Spike Lee returns for the 74th Festival de Cannes.

The Festival de Cannes is delighted to confirm that the American Spike Lee will be the President of the Jury of its 74th edition, which will be held this year from July 6 to 17, 2021. Loyal to his commitments, the American director promised to support the Festival on its return to the Croisette. Prevented last year due to the health crisis, the Festival de Cannes inaugurates this new decade with an outstanding President of the Jury, one of the greatest directors of his generation, as well as a screenwriter, actor, editor and producer. For 30 years, the tireless Spike Lee has been an astute chronicler of the questionnings of his time, with a resolutely contemporary approach that’s never without a dash of levity and entertainment. Read more