20-20 Visions : British Screenagers Hit the Big Two O. by Patrick Hurley

20 20 Visions 2OK, so Brexit may mean Brexit but The 20th British Screen Festival in Nîmes means what it says on the tin. The years have flashed by and from February 24th to March 5th 2017 the fair city of Nîmes is once again hosting the biggest showcase of British Cinema, both current and classic, right here in the heart of the Languedoc. Special guests over those twenty years have included Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, John Boorman, Peter Greenaway and a red-carpet’s load of British actors and cinematographic technical talent. 2017 promises to keep up the good work.

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An escape to the Futuroscope by Laurence Boxall

An escape to the Futuroscope 0THE FUTUROSCOPE
The only park like it in Europe!

With over 25 original attractions, the Futuroscope is the park of excitement. An opportunity to discover the newest technologies through visual rides and to learn amazing information while experiencing incredible sensations. A truly unique experience...

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Moving to Béziers : The first six months by Holly Howard

Moving to Beziers The first six monthsMy husband and I have now called Béziers home for six months. Six nerve-wracking, exciting and everything-in-between months. The summer season that greeted us when we first moved frolicked by without so much of a backward glance. Béziers was golden and warm and we ate ice-creams every day and enjoyed simply waking up within the four walls that were completely ours. We celebrated our first anniversary on the beach with seafood (from A l’Eau Christian — if you live locally, you should definitely go!) and set to work unpacking, "settling", really, and starting our renovation plan for the apartment.

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Power assisted skiing by Laurence Boxall

Ski~Mojo? What on earth is that? Let me tell you all about it from the beautiful Serre Chevalier

Power assisted skiing 0

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Portrait of a teacher : Here and there by Alec fullerton

Why is no one wearing a school uniform? What’s all this about secularism? It’s 5pm and they’re still in classes, what’s going on? Why do you swap from a collège to a lycée at 15?

Sindy Walsh Portrait of a teacher

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Royal Vision by Brian Langston

Royal VisionAs a young Police Sergeant pounding the beat in the historic towns of Windsor and Eton in the 1980s I was amazed at the number of ghost stories that I came across relating to the twin towns which straddle the banks of the River Thames in Royal Berkshire. I began to collect them and promised one day to write a book about them. Unfortunately life and career got in the way, so fast forward 30 years when semi-retirement in Hérault finally gave me the opportunity to tick that item off my to-do list.

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