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  • Events

    No Easy Answers - Adam Lewis Jacob

    From 26 July to 26 August

    No Easy Answers - Adam Lewis Jacob - An Edinburgh Art Festival Exhibition

    Edinburgh Art Festival Event at the Institut Français


  • Events

    La Fête Champêtre - Olivia Irving - Painting exhibition

    From 27 July to 30 August

    The Institut français hosts "La Fête Champêtre", the exhibition of oil paintings by Edinburgh based artist, Olivia Irvine, on the theme of the pastoral festival, or picnics in the park.


  • French Courses

    C’est la rentrée!

    From 3 August to 18 September

    Because "Septembre" rhymes with "apprendre", come and discover our French classes!


  • Festivals

    Edinburgh International Festival

    From 3 to 27 August

    This summer, France is brought into the limelight at the Edinburgh International Festival!


  • Festivals

    Vive le Fringe ! 2018

    From 3 to 27 August

    Since 2011, Vive le Fringe ! has been the Institut français d’Ecosse’s Fringe and wider festival programme, bringing you some of the best in French and European theatre, dance, and live performance.


  • Festivals

    Edinburgh International Book Festival

    From 11 to 27 August

    The Institut français is proud to support French writers coming to the 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival!

    The Institut français is proud to support French writers coming to the 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival.


  • Library

    Rencontres littéraires at the Institut!

    From 14 to 26 August

    Meet authors at the Institut Français in a series of informal conferences!


  • Info

    Closing days of the Library in August

    From 18 to 19 August

    The Library will be closed on Saturdays 11th and 18th of August 2018.

    Exceptional closing days of the Library in August


  • Library

    Rencontres littéraires: Clémentine Beauvais

    Tuesday 21 August 16:00-17:00

    Clémentine Beauvais, French award-winning children’s author living in the UK will be participating in our series of informal literary discussions at the Institut français d’Ecosse.


  • Festivals

    Bande dessinée Masterclass

    Friday 24 August 14:00-16:00

    Michel Rodrigue, French BD author and member of the Crazy Comics Puppets theatre company, and Scott Mackay, Scottish writer, will give two masterclasses on drawing and storytelling for comics.


  • Library

    Rencontres littéraires: Gaël Faye

    Friday 24 August 18:00-19:00

    Gaël Faye, writer, composer and rap artist, will be participating in our series of informal literary discussions at the Institut français d’Ecosse


  • Library

    Rencontres littéraires: Jean-Pierre Filiu

    Saturday 25 August 15:00-16:00

    Jean-Pierre Filiu, historian, professor of Middle East Studies at Sciences Po will be participating in our series of informal literary discussions at the Institut français d’Ecosse


  • Festivals

    Bande dessinée Masterclass

    Sunday 26 August 12:30-14:30

    Michel Rodrigue, French BD author and member of the Crazy Comics Puppets theatre company, and Scott Mackay, Scottish writer, will give two masterclasses on drawing and storytelling for comics.


  • Library

    Rencontres littéraires: Stéphane-Yves Barroux

    Sunday 26 August 14:30-15:30

    Stéphane-Yves Barroux, illustrator and cartoonist, will be participating in our series of informal literary discussions at the Institut français d’Ecosse


  • French Courses

    Open House: Autumn 2018

    Saturday 8 September 10:00-13:00

    Come around to our house to discover our new courses for this season and meet our team!


  • French Courses

    Open House: Autumn 2018

    Monday 10 September 17:00-20:00

    Come around to our house to discover our new courses for this season and meet our team!


  • Education

    2018 European Day of Languages

    Wednesday 26 September 13:30-16:30

    Come and celebrate the diversity of languages in Europe with tasters of French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish and more…


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Corporate

    Wednesday 26 September 18:30-20:00

    The Institut français d’Ecosse’s cinema is starting up again and we invite you to join us for this year’s first screening: Nicolas Silhol’s "Corporate"


  • Talk

    Amour-montage: A talk on Pasolini by Davide Messina

    Thursday 27 September 17:30-18:30

    A talk on Pasolini by Davide Messina (University of Edinburgh), introduced by Professor Marion Schmid (University of Edinburgh)


  • Library

    Goûter littéraire: C’est la rentrée CANCELLED

    Friday 28 September 15:00-16:00

    Goûter littéraire is a season of monthly gatherings at the Institut français d’Ecosse’s médiathèque, where older children and young teens meet to discuss all things literary.


  • Exhibition

    Doors Open Days 2018

    Saturday 29 September 10:00-18:00

    For the 4th consecutive year, the Institut français d’Ecosse and the Consulate General of France in Edinburgh are participating in Doors Open Days


  • Literary Workshops

    Livres et vous - Qu’est-ce que la littérature ?

    Saturday 29 September 11:45-13:15

    Pour la première séance, nous aborderons le dernier roman de Daniel Mendelsohn "Une odyssée : Un père, un fils, une épopée" publié aux éditions Flammarion, texte qui fut primé en 2017.


  • Exhibition

    Doors Open Days 2018

    Sunday 30 September 14:00-18:00

    For the 4th consecutive year, the Institut français d’Ecosse and the Consulate General of France in Edinburgh are participating in Doors Open Days


  • French Courses

    DELF-DALF Exams in December 2018

    From 1 October to 1 November

    Plan your exam well in advance !


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Orpheline

    Wednesday 3 October 14:00-16:00

    Largely based on the personal experiences of screenwriter Christelle Berthevas, Arnaud Des Pallières’s "Orpheline" reveals four moments in time in the lives of four different women to paint the portrait of a modern heroine


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Orpheline

    Wednesday 3 October 18:30-20:30

    Largely based on the personal experiences of screenwriter Christelle Berthevas, Arnaud Des Pallières’s "Orpheline" reveals four moments in time in the lives of four different women to paint the portrait of a modern heroine


  • For Kids

    Ciné-récré: Le Grand méchant renard et autres contes ...

    Friday 5 October 14:00-15:30

    For our first Ciné-récré of the 2018-2019 season, we will be screening "Le Grand méchant renard et autres contes .." by Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert, a compilation of stories about animals who don’t seem to know exactly what they’re supposed to be.


  • Info

    October Library Closure

    From 9 to 16 October

    Our Library will be closed from Tuesday, October 9th until Tuesday, October 16th for refurbishment.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Fatima + Post-Show Discussion

    Wednesday 10 October 14:00-15:30

    One of 2015’s most lauded films, Philippe Faucon’s "Fatima" went on to win the 2016 César for best film, adaptation, and most promising actress (Zita Hanrot). Followed by a post-show discussion


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Fatima + Post-Show Discussion

    Wednesday 10 October 18:45-20:30

    One of 2015’s most lauded films, Philippe Faucon’s "Fatima" went on to win the 2016 César for best film, adaptation, and most promising actress (Zita Hanrot). Followed by a post-show discussion


  • Talk

    Franco-Scottish Society: Seventeenth-Century French hôtels

    Wednesday 10 October 19:00-21:00

    In this Franco-Scottish Society and Institut français d’Ecosse coproduction, Dr. Clarisse Godard Desmarest presents a comparative study of Paris and Edinburgh, looking at history, architecture, and politics.


  • Talk

    We Suggest: Evaluating Flaubert’s Account of Nogent-sur-Seine

    Thursday 11 October 13:15-14:45

    In the first research seminar in a series organised by the University of Edinburgh’s French & Francophone Studies department, Dr Daniel Finch-Race discusses Flaubert’s Account of Nogent-sur-Seine in "L’Éducation sentimentale"


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Jusqu’à la garde

    Wednesday 17 October 14:00-15:30

    Xavier Legrand’s debut feature film, "Jusqu’à la garde" is a harrowing family drama about a father’s efforts to spend time with his son, his ex-wife who wants to protect her son, and the boy caught in the middle of it all.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Jusqu’à la garde

    Wednesday 17 October 18:45-20:30

    Xavier Legrand’s debut feature film, "Jusqu’à la garde" is a harrowing family drama about a father’s efforts to spend time with his son, his ex-wife who wants to protect her son, and the boy caught in the middle of it all.


  • Party

    Pot de rentrée de la communauté française

    Friday 19 October 18:30-20:30

    We invite the French community in Edinburgh to come to the Consulate General of France in Scotland and the Institut français d’Ecosse to have a drink and learn about our services.


  • Talk

    Rethinking the Celts of the Iron Age

    Monday 22 October 17:00-18:00

    French Archaeologist and Iron Age expert, Dr Olivier Buchsenschutz, will give a talk in French on the Celts of the Iron Age. A fascinating history about the ancestors of the Scottish People!


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Cherchez la femme

    Wednesday 24 October 14:00-16:00

    Franco-Iranian director Sou Abadi, takes a contemporary French spin on the Billy Wilder classic "Some Like it Hot" by updating it to the age of Islamic fundamentalism.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Cherchez la femme

    Wednesday 24 October 18:45-20:30

    Franco-Iranian director Sou Abadi, takes a contemporary French spin on the Billy Wilder classic "Some Like it Hot" by updating it to the age of Islamic fundamentalism.


  • Cinema

    Franco-Scottish Society: French Film Festival UK 2018 Preview

    Wednesday 24 October 19:00-21:00

    In this Franco-Scottish Society and Institut français d’Ecosse coproduction, Festival co-director Richard Mowe gives a sneak peek into what’s on offer at this year’s French Film Festival UK.


  • For Kids

    Goûter littéraire: Semaine du goût

    Friday 26 October 15:00-16:00

    Goûter littéraire is a season of monthly gatherings at the Institut français d’Ecosse’s médiathèque, where older children and young teens meet to discuss all things literary.


  • Literary Workshops

    Livres et vous - Le roman entre poésie, mythe et histoire

    Saturday 27 October 11:45-13:15

    Pour la deuxième séance, nous aborderons le dernier roman de Gwenaëlle Aubry, La Folie Elisa (2018)


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Les Grands Esprits

    Wednesday 31 October 14:00-16:00

    Olivier Ayache-Vidal’s first full-length feature film, "Les Grands Esprits," is a classroom comedy about a teacher moving from France’s most prestigious high school to one of its numerous schools struggling in the Parisian banlieue.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Les Grands Esprits

    Wednesday 31 October 18:45-21:00

    Olivier Ayache-Vidal’s first full-length feature film, "Les Grands Esprits," is a classroom comedy about a teacher moving from France’s most prestigious high school to one of its numerous schools struggling in the Parisian banlieue.


  • Talk

    We Suggest: Tangible Landscapes of Memory

    Thursday 1 November 17:15-18:45

    In the second research seminar in a series organised by the University of Edinburgh’s French & Francophone Studies department, PhD candidate Ellen Davis-Walker examines space and memory in the context of the Paris Massacre of 1961


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Numéro une

    Wednesday 7 November 14:00-16:00

    Seasoned French filmmaker Tonie Marshall weighs in on breaking through the glass ceiling with "Numéro une," about a brilliant woman trying to reach the top of a major French company.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Numéro une

    Wednesday 7 November 18:45-21:00

    Seasoned French filmmaker Tonie Marshall weighs in on breaking through the glass ceiling with "Numéro une," about a brilliant woman trying to reach the top of a major French company.


  • Music

    World War I Centenary: Debussy Concert

    Saturday 10 November 19:00-21:00

    As part of a daylong programme of commemoration, celebration, and culture on the day before the centenary of Armistice Day, Florian Kaplick will perform a concert of works composed by Debussy in the shadow of World War I


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Jalouse

    Wednesday 14 November 14:00-16:00

    Brothers David and Stéphane Foenkinos team up to present "Jalouse," part comedy, part thriller, about a woman driven mad with envy.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Jalouse

    Wednesday 14 November 18:45-21:00

    Brothers David and Stéphane Foenkinos team up to present "Jalouse," part comedy, part thriller, about a woman driven mad with envy.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Lola Pater

    Wednesday 21 November 14:00-15:30

    A tale of a son who goes looking for his father, only to realise that he became a woman 25 years earlier. A film by Nadir Moknèche, "Lola Pater" features Fanny Ardant in the title role.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Lola Pater

    Wednesday 21 November 18:45-20:30

    A tale of a son who goes looking for his father, only to realise that he became a woman 25 years earlier. A film by Nadir Moknèche, "Lola Pater" features Fanny Ardant in the title role.


  • Literary Workshops

    Livres et vous - La parole dans la littérature – « ÉCRIRE LA VOIX »

    Saturday 24 November 11:45-13:15

    Pour la troisième séance, nous aborderons les livres de dernier roman de Guillaume Meurice, Cosme (Flammarion, 2018) et de Christophe Boltanski, Le Guetteur (Stock, 2018)


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: La Bataille de Solférino

    Wednesday 28 November 14:00-15:30

    A comedy about ex partners, their children, and a presidential election, Justine Triet’s "La Bataille de Solférino" stars Laetitia Dosch, who was recently in Edinburgh for "Jeune Femme" (Filmhouse) and "La Maladie de la mort" (EIF).


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: La Bataille de Solférino

    Wednesday 28 November 18:45-21:00

    A comedy about ex partners, their children, and a presidential election, Justine Triet’s "La Bataille de Solférino" stars Laetitia Dosch, who was recently in Edinburgh for "Jeune Femme" (Filmhouse) and "La Maladie de la mort" (EIF).


  • Music

    Concert: The Consort of Voices present "Auld Alliance"

    Saturday 1 December 18:00-19:00

    Edinburgh-based a cappella chamber choir The Consort of Voices, in collaboration with the Institut français d’Ecosse, perform traditional French and Scottish music in a charity concert, raising funds for the Marie Curie Hospice at Fairmilehead, Edinburgh


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Film de noël

    Wednesday 5 December 14:00-15:30

    Our film for the last screening in 2018 has yet to be selected, but keep a look out for updates here on our website


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Film de noël

    Wednesday 5 December 18:45-20:30

    Our film for the last screening in 2018 has yet to be selected, but keep a look out for updates here on our website


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 26 January 2019 11:45-13:15

    Un samedi par mois, un rendez-vous littéraire à l’Institut.


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 23 February 2019 11:45-13:15

    Un samedi par mois, un rendez-vous littéraire à l’Institut.


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 30 March 2019 11:45-13:15

    Un samedi par mois, un rendez-vous littéraire à l’Institut.


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 27 April 2019 11:45-13:15

    Un samedi par mois, un rendez-vous littéraire à l’Institut.


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 25 May 2019 11:45-13:15

    Un samedi par mois, un rendez-vous littéraire à l’Institut.


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 22 June 2019 11:45-13:15

    Un samedi par mois, un rendez-vous littéraire à l’Institut.


 
Institut Français Écosse 2018