Les amis du monde

Les amis du monde

Friends of the world cycling from Namibia to Zambia to Tanzania

Established in 1999, les amis du monde have cycled all over the world. Lionel Groult, the founder, has cycled a million kilometers on his bicycle – he has cycled the same distance as going to the moon and back twice. Lionel has cycled in 144 countries. He has done this as a method to promote health and environmental awareness, whilst donating or offering a helping hand along the way.

Some past examples of what has been done through Les amis du monde include cleaning and decorating a kindergarten at a women’s prison in Mali and donating a car to allow the prisoners to get to and from the hospital; donating pacemakers in Morocco; and helping victims in Chernobyl get rid of radiation.

The team is made up of about 12 cyclists who will all be arriving over this weekend in preparation to leave on Monday 20th October.

Les amis du monde will be donating 1000 mosquito nets in Namibia.

Come, support and have a cup of eco-friendly coffee or tea today, Monday 20th October at 13h00 with Les amis du monde cycling team as they begin their first leg of their 6000km trip from Namibia via Zambia to Tanzania. Your coffee or tea will be boiled with their rocket stove - the Atlas stove, which they will be using themselves during their travels but will also be demonstrating the benefits along the way as an eco-friendly and cost effective method of cooking. The rocket stove saves on wood and lives, and exhumes no toxic fumes. All that is need is dead wood, sticks or branches.

Follow their journey on:

They are keen on any volunteers who can help them with translating whilst in Namibia. Get in touch with them on- Lionel Groult / Alexis Bouzidi 0815655695

World Day Against the Death Penalty World Day Against the Death Penalty

10 October 2014

The FNCC will celebrate the 10th October
World Day Against the Death Penalty through related posters, quotes and books on this issue. A free screening of the film Dancer in the Dark, on the 16th October, will follow.

Shishani: finalist in the Radio France International (RFI) Discoveries Award 2014

3 October 2014

This is the 2nd time a Namibian artist is among the top 10 finalists for this prestigious competition, open to all artists from the African continent. In 2012, the RFI Discoveries Award went to Namibia's Elemotho.


Please support Shishani (and the international promotion of Namibian music) by
casting your vote here.

The voting period ends on October 30th, 2014.

The general public’s vote will serve to nominate the internet users’ favourite artist and will be added to the jury’s votes.

The winner of the RFI Discoveries Award receives 10,000 Euro, a tour in Africa and a concert in Paris.

to the New FNCC staff members

A warm Namibian welcome to the new Director, Mr. Patrick Portes-Gagnol, and Deputy Director, Emmanuelle Haudebourg.

Also new at the FNCC is Isabel Katjavivi, who took up her position as the new Cultural Officer at the beginning of October.

Irmi Röder will be away on a short sabbatical, returning to the FNCC as the new Cultural Officer in January 2015.

New FNCC Staff 2014

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World Day Against the Death Penalty World Day Against the Death Penalty

International movement to abolish the Death Penalty

On the occasion of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, held on the 10th October, the FNCC will host an exhibition and a screening of Dancer in the Dark.

Duration: Friday, 10 October - 20 October 2014
on FNCC Lower Terrace and in FNCC Library
Entrance: FREE

Dancer in the Dark Screening for World Day Against the Death Penalty:
Dancer in the Dark

A special screening to commemorate World Day against the Death Penalty.

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 18h30
Entrance: FREE

Nunu Accoustic Friday

Featuring Ras Sheehama

The FNCC is excited to welcome once again on its Acoustic Friday stage Namibia’s legendary afro-reggae sensation Ras Sheehama.

Friday, 24 October 2014, 20h00 on FNCC Terrace
Entrance: N$ 30 in advance, N$ 50 at the door

Theatre Sports Theatre Sports

Trick or Treat – A Halloween Edition

With Halloween on the doorstep, the Theatre Sports team invites you to a scary evening of tricks and treats at the FNCC. Yes, you may dress up!

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 19h00 at FNCC Cinema
Entrance: N$ 30 in advance @ FNCC, N$ 40 at the door