The Chanteuse aka Lucy Hope, has released an album of songs written by eminent French writer, Patrick Modiano (Nobel Prize for Literature in 2014). It is little known that Modiano penned exquisite lyrics for some of the famous yéyé recording artists in the late 60s/early 70s. The Chanteuse will be bringing these songs to a 'salon' at the Portico Library.
Dr Barbara Lebrun, Senior Lecturer in French Studies at The University of Manchester will introduce the evening with a short introductory lecture on the work and life of Modiano, followed by a live performance from The Chanteuse who will sing the songs Modiano wrote early in his career.
There will also be French wines available, courtesy of Reserve Wines. Join us for this fantastic and fun event on the eve of Bastille Day!