Bandol 2018

We are delighted to announce a special weekend in Bandol, 23-25 February 2018, organised by Bernard Bosque, and with the support of the town of Bandol, to which all are invited, commemorating the centenary of KM’s visit to Bandol, 7 January - 21 March 1918. 

If you would like to attend, it is essential that you email Bernard Bosque to confirm your attendance. 

The programme is set out below and attached, together with a poster and programme in French. The main language of the weekend's events will be French, but with plenty of visuals and walking tours for all to enjoy!

We do hope to see you there!

Katherine Mansfield 
A Celebrated Winter in Bandol 


Friday 23 February 

12 noon: MARSEILLE. Walking tour + talk following in the footsteps of Katherine Mansfield in Marseille.
Meeting point in front of Gare Saint-Charles station at the foot of the main stairs (bring your own packed lunch). 

8 pm: BANDOL. Marcel Pagnol Hall (5 Rue Gabriel Péri)
Official opening of the weekend conference by Dr. Gerri Kimber, Chair of the Katherine Mansfield Society. 

An Indiscreet Journey’.
Extract of a new play, directed by Mrs Sylvie Léger, Professor of English at the Lycée International François Ier in Fontainebleau. 

Katherine Mansfield from Marseille to Bandol
Lecture by Mr Bernard Bosque, Member of the KMS. 

Saturday 24 February 

4pm: Marcel Pagnol Hall 

Late at Night
A new play directed by Sylvie Léger. 

A Celebrated Wintering in Bandol
Lecture by Mr Bernard Bosque. 

Sunday 25 February 

10 am: A walking lecture tour following in the footsteps of Katherine Mansfield in early twentieth-century Bandol.
Rendez-vous in front of the Bandol Tourist Office (Allées Alfred Vivien) 


English programme (PDF)

French programme (PDF)