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Bandol 2018

This special weekend in Bandol, 23-25 February 2018, organised by Bernard Bosque, and with the support of the town of Bandol, commemorated the centenary of KM’s visit to Bandol, 7 January - 21 March 1918. 


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)

Bernard Bosque's two very detailed powerpoint presentations, tracing Mansfield's footsteps in both Marseille and Bandol, can be downloaded below. 

Bandol 2018 (.pptx PowerPoint slides, 75mb)

Marseille 2018 (.pptx PowerPoint slides, 55mb)

Click here to see a gallery of photographs from the event. Photo credit: Gerri Kimber