On 8 April, annual student festival dedicated to the celebration of the International Francophonie Day took place in the auditorium of Nikitin Regional Scientific Library. The festival gathers all lovers of the French language and culture. It is held in many cities all over the world, including Russian cities.
In our city, the event was organised by the Regional Centre for Cooperation between Russia and France at Voronezh State University. Among the participants of the concert were students from Voronezh State University, Voronezh State Art Institute, Voronezh State University of Engineering Technologies, Burdenko Voronezh State Medical University, Voronezh Base University, and Voronezh State Pedagogical University.
The programme of the contest included 32 performances. The winners were chosen in the following nominations: "Song in the French language", "Poem in the French language", "Sketch in the French language", and "Dance to French music". The performances were evaluated by the jury which was comprised of lecturers from Voronezh universities. As usual, the contest was held in French. The atmosphere was lively and festive thanks to the wonderful hosts: a student from the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology, Arina Zhukova, and an intern from France, Alexandre Gerbault. The French intern highly praised the performances, the pronunciation of the Voronezh students and also admitted that he was really amazed by the warm atmosphere, and the interest and friendliness of the audience.