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A fantastique evening of


Join us for the special screening of


Direct from the recent French Film Festival in Sydney.

On the outskirts of Paris, two teenage sisters of Algerian descent face formidable odds as they aspire to break into the exclusive domaine of classical symphonic music. This inspiring narrative is based on a true story, centred on renowned conductor Zahia Ziouani and her sister, cellist Fettouma Ziouani. Set in 1995, Divertimento paints a remarkable portrait of these young women defying expectations and overcoming societal barriers.

Zahia and Fettouma's journey transcends their underprivileged beginnings, as they courageously confront chauvinism and other prejudices challenging their passion for classical music. Rather than merely seeking acceptance by the exclusive Parisian classical music scene, the sisters aspire to bring the joys symphonic music to their community. Firmly believing that music should be inclusive and a source of joy and comfort accessible to people from all backgrounds, the Ziouani sisters create an enduring legacy, still resonant today.

This triumphant and heartwarming film offers a glimpse into the origins of their extraordinary journey. Divertimento showcases not only the pursuit of musical excellence but also the resilience and determination needed to redefine the boundaries of privilege, bringing the universal beauty of classical music to  communities everywhere.

Enjoy a light
French Supper


Silent Auction

A Silent Auction will take place throughout the evening, 
featuring some wonderful artwork, experiences and goodies. 

All proceeds from the Silent Auction and ticket sales will go towards
Arts in the Valley
to enable us to continue our music, visual arts and sculpture throughout the year.

Don your beret and cravat, or striped shirt and a foulard and get ready for a  fantastique French fundraising evening!

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