© Ben Blackall 2011
Manchester, 13 October 2011
During his 13th October visit to the Greater Manchester area, Ambassador Bernard Emié officially unveiled the new Alliance Française building in Manchester.
The Ambassador also inaugurated an exhibition at The Lowry in Salford dedicated to Adolphe Valette. Adolphe Valette: A Pioneer of Impressionism in Manchester is open from the 15th October to the 29th January.
From left to right: Councillor Harry Lyons, Lord Mayor of Manchester; M. Guy Robson, Honorary Consul, President of the Alliance Française Manchester; Xavier Lavry, director of the Alliance Française; Mme Anne-Garance Primel, Asia and Europe delegate of the Alliance Française Foundation; Ambassador Emié.
Read Ambassador Emié’s speech
at the Lowry
Find out more about the exhibition
The Guardian’s review
of the exhibition
Further photos from this visit are available on our flickr page