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  • Library & Book Events

    Livres et vous - "Autour de Sylvain Tesson"

    Saturday 23 February 11:45-13:15

    Pour la cinquième séance, nous aborderons plusieurs extraits des essais et romans de Sylvain Tesson pour donner un panorama de la pensée et de l’écriture de l’auteur voyageur.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Félicité

    Wednesday 27 February 14:00-16:00

    Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Félicité

    Wednesday 27 February 18:45-20:45

    Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.


  • Cinema

    Cinema & Talk : Actualité d’André Bazin

    Thursday 28 February 17:30-19:15

    Hervé Joubert-Laurencin and Marianne Dautrey will present their movie "Bazin roman" and book on the director. Followed by a Q&A by Table ronde animée par Prof. Marion Schmid, Dr Davide Messina, Dr David Sorfa (university of Edinburgh, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures).


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La belle et la meute

    Wednesday 6 March 14:00-15:45

    During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she’ll have to fight for her rights and her dignity. But how can Justice be made when it lies on the side of the tormentors?


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La belle et la meute

    Wednesday 6 March 18:45-20:30

    During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she’ll have to fight for her rights and her dignity. But how can Justice be made when it lies on the side of the tormentors?


  • Library & Book Events

    Book Launch: Un passe-temps pour l’été

    Wednesday 6 March 19:00-20:00

    A special trilingual reception celebrating the first French translation of a Scottish Gaelic work of fiction


  • Music

    Harpsichord en fête

    From 7 March 19:00 to 12 March 22:00

    The first international harpsichord festival in Edinburgh


  • Music

    Paolo Zanzu

    Thursday 7 March 19:00-20:30

    The Institut français is delighted to welcome Paolo Zanzu for the opening of the first edtion of Harpsichord en fête


  • Kids & Teens

    Ciné-récré: Gus petit oiseau, grand voyage

    Friday 8 March 14:00-15:30

    A hero’s journey with a most unlikely hero. Yellowbird is a teeny tiny orphaned bird that has never left the nest, has no family, yet desperately wants one - That is, until he finds himself leading a flock on their migration to Africa.


  • Music

    Concert by pupils of St Mary’s Music School

    Friday 8 March 16:30-17:30

    Join us for an exciting concert performed by pupils of St Mary’s Music School!


  • Music

    Music for two harpsichords

    Friday 8 March 19:00-20:40

    The Institut français is really honored to welcome David Gerrard and John Kitchen for a duo harpsichords recital!


  • Music

    Le Stagioni: “Within a furlong of Edinboro’ town”

    Saturday 9 March 19:00-20:30

    The Institut français is delighted to welcome for the first time in Scotland "Le Stagioni".


  • Music

    Basse Continue Workshop with Jan Waterfield

    Sunday 10 March 15:00-16:15

    As a part of the Harpsichord en fête programme, Jan Waterfield will be leading a workshop on basse continue, a form of musical accompaniment, which lends itself well to improvisation and which was used prominently during the Baroque period.


  • Music

    FLATTER, TICKLE & COURT THE EAR? French Chamber Music from the Early Eighteenth Century

    Sunday 10 March 19:00-20:15

    The Institut français is really honored to welcome Jan Waterfield and László Rózsa for a recital on the French Chamber Music from the Early Eighteenth Century.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Café scientifique : Nouvelles perspectives sur le Soleil

    Monday 11 March 19:00-20:30

    Café Scientifique is a regular (usually once a month) gathering for Scotland’s Francophone community to learn about and discuss the most recent developments in science and technology. You won’t have to squint, even though Nicolas Labrosse’s talk will cover science’s latest efforts to look at the sun.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Talk: History of a Franco-Flemish Harpsichord

    Tuesday 12 March 16:30-17:30

    As a part of Harpsichord en fête, Dr Grant O’Brien unfolds the history of a stunning gilded harpsichord that dates to the 17th century, passing through the hands of famed artists and aristocrats.


  • Music

    Jean Rondeau

    Tuesday 12 March 19:00-20:30

    The Institut français is delighted to welcome Jean Rondeau, one of the most famous harpsichordist in the world of his generation.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Pieds nus dans l’Aube (Semaine de la francophonie)

    Thursday 14 March 18:45-20:45

    As part of the Semaine de la Francophonie, the French Institute is proud to collaborate with the Délégation générale du Québec and the Canadian High Commission in London to invite you to a screening of the “Pieds nus dans l’Aube”, a film by Québécois director Francis Leclerc


  • Wine & Gastronomy

    Wine tasting: Soirée des vins du Rhône

    Monday 18 March 19:00-21:00

    Join us in the Bistrot for the first wine tasting of 2019!


  • Talks & Ideas

    Talk: David Hume and France

    Tuesday 19 March 18:45-19:45

    Prof. David Purdie will be delivering a talk on the great Scottish Enlightenment thinker David Hume, whose associations with France were strong and lifelong.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : A la recherche des femmes chefs

    Wednesday 20 March 14:00-16:00

    From 3 stars chefs to female cooks, sommelières, entrepreneuses all around the world, meet innovative women who want to change the world through gastronomy!


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : A la recherche des femmes chefs

    Wednesday 20 March 18:45-20:45

    From 3 stars chefs to female cooks, sommelières, entrepreneuses all around the world, meet innovative women who want to change the world through gastronomy!


  • Wine & Gastronomy

    Goût de France 2019

    Thursday 21 March 11:00-23:30

    Now in its 9th edition, Goût de France celebrates France’s culinary and gastronomic heritage at home and abroad. Discover which restaurants are participating in Scotland.


  • Library & Book Events

    Book Launch: Overlander

    Thursday 21 March 18:45-20:00

    As part of the Semaine de la Francophonie, the Institut français is proud to host the book launch of "Overlander", which tracks the coast-to-coast bikepacking adventures of Scottish author Alan Brown


  • Talks & Ideas

    Conversation with Pascale Breton, Filmmaker and Screenwriter

    Saturday 23 March 10:30-12:00

    In this talk illustrated by extracts from her films, Pascale Breton, one of the most original voices in contemporary French cinema, offers insight into her practice as filmmaker and scriptwriter


  • Library & Book Events

    ELISA Libraries Fair – Beyond the Bookshelves

    Saturday 23 March 13:30-16:00

    The Institut français is happy to participate in the Libraries Fair organised by Edinburgh Libraries and Information Services Agency. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Institute’s médiathèque as well as services offered by other local libraries.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : L’or des MacCrimmon + Q&A

    Monday 25 March 18:45-20:15

    Director Gérard Alle presents "L’or des Mac Crimmon" ("MacCrimmons’ Gold"), a documentary that traces Breton bagpiper Patrick Molard’s 40-year relationship with Ceol Mor, the "Great Music" tradition associated with the Scottish Highlands


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Une année polaire

    Wednesday 27 March 14:00-15:30

    A teacher in Denmark takes a job in rural Greenland where he struggles to fit in with the locals.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Une année polaire

    Wednesday 27 March 18:45-20:15

    A teacher in Denmark takes a job in rural Greenland where he struggles to fit in with the locals.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Café scientifique (Glasgow) : A la découverte des circuits de neurones grâce à la microscopie à nappe de lumière

    Thursday 28 March 19:00-20:30

    Café Scientifique is a regular gathering for Scotland’s Francophone community to learn about and discuss the most recent developments in science and technology. Tonight’s talk (in Glasgow), will take a microscopic look at the neural connections in our brains.


  • Library & Book Events

    Livres et vous - Scientifiques à l’épreuve de la littérature

    Saturday 30 March 11:45-13:15

    Pour la sixième séance, nous aborderons le livre de Jean Echenoz, "Des eclairs" (Ed. de Minuit, 2010).


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Ouvrir la Voix

    Wednesday 3 April 14:00-16:00

    "Ouvrir la Voix" is a documentary about black women who come from European colonial backgrounds in Africa and the West Indies. The film focuses on how these women of colour experience difference and the specific clichés tied to the two indivisible aspects of their identity: "woman" and "black".


  • Music

    We Support: Edinburgh International Harp Festival

    Friday 5 April 19:00-21:00

    As a close friend and cultural partner, the Institut français d’Ecosse is proud to support the Edinburgh International Harp Festival during its Opening Gathering


  • Talks & Ideas

    We Suggest: Talk: From Brexit to Frexit? with Emmanuel Todd

    Tuesday 9 April 17:15-18:15

    The St Andrews Centre for French History and Culture has invited French demographer, historian, and essayist Emmanuel Todd to give a talk on Brexit and the possibility of a Frexit, especially in light of the gilets jaunes protests


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Vent du Nord

    Wednesday 10 April 14:00-15:45

    North of France. The factory where Hervé is working will have to move. He is the only one worker to accept this fact, because he is chasing another destiny : to become a fisherman and pass on this passion to his son.
    Tunis’s council estate. The factory is relocated. Foued thinks it’s a good opportunity to find a job, help his mother and seduce the woman he loves. Hervé and Foued trajectpries ressemble each other and enter into a life long rythm of call and response.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Vent du Nord

    Wednesday 10 April 18:45-20:30

    North of France. The factory where Hervé is working will have to move. He is the only one worker to accept this fact, because he is chasing another destiny : to become a fisherman and pass on this passion to his son.
    Tunis’s council estate. The factory is relocated. Foued thinks it’s a good opportunity to find a job, help his mother and seduce the woman he loves. Hervé and Foued trajectpries ressemble each other and enter into a life long rythm of call and response.


  • Music

    We Support: Chamayou Plays Ravel Piano Concerto

    Thursday 11 April 19:30-21:30

    As a business partner of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, we are proud to support this concert featuring French pianist Bertrand Chamayou


  • Music

    We Suggest: Quatuor Arod at The Queen’s Hall

    Monday 15 April 19:45-21:45

    The young French string quartet ’Quatuor Arod’, which will be playing at the Queen’s Hall, have earned plaudits for their combination of youthful energy and mature insight in their concert performances


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Dans la brume

    Wednesday 17 April 14:00-15:30

    In this movie from Daniel Roby (2017), a family attempts to survive a massive catastrophe in Paris, completely immersed in a strange fog.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Dans la brume

    Wednesday 17 April 18:45-20:15

    In this movie from Daniel Roby (2017), a family attempts to survive a massive catastrophe in Paris, completely immersed in a strange fog.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Franco-Scottish Society: Corsica - Fortress Villages of the Haute Balagne

    Wednesday 17 April 19:00-21:00

    As part of the Franco-Scottish Society’s 2018-2019 lecture series, Dr Kenneth Thompson will be delivering a talk on Corsica and the Fortress Villages of the Haute Balagne


  • Info

    EASTER 2019 - Closing dates

    From 19 to 22 April

    EASTER 2019 Closing dates : From Friday 19/04 to Monday 22/04/2019 (included)

    The French Institute and the Consulate of France will be closed from Friday, 19 April until Monday, 22 April 2019


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Mes provinciales

    Wednesday 24 April 14:00-16:30

    Etienne comes to Paris from Lyon to study cinema, meets many new friends with the same passion and falls under the thrall of the mysterious Mathias.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Mes provinciales

    Wednesday 24 April 18:45-21:15

    Etienne comes to Paris from Lyon to study cinema, meets many new friends with the same passion and falls under the thrall of the mysterious Mathias.


  • Library & Book Events

    Médiathèque Geddes 1st Anniversary

    Thursday 25 April 18:45-21:00

    It has been one year that our médiathèque named after Sir Patrick Geddes opened on the first floor at the Institut Français d’Ecosse and we invite you celebrate that with us


  • Kids & Teens

    Goûter littéraire : Poisson d’avril

    Friday 26 April 15:00-16:00

    Goûter littéraire is a monthly literary gathering in French at the Institut français d’Ecosse’s médiathèque for older children and young teens. April’s theme is jokes and humour.


  • Dance

    Dance Workshop: "June 17th, 1875 in Aix-Les-Bains"

    Friday 26 April 19:30-21:30

    After a whirlwind tour of Scotland, the dance troupe Le Quadrille d’Elsa brings its Savoyard savoir-faire to the Institut for a talk and dance workshop, transporting participants to a different rhythm in time: June 17th, 1875 in Aix-Les-Bains, at the foot of the Alpes, besides the Lac du Bourget.


  • Library & Book Events

    Livres et vous - "La fugue en littérature"

    Saturday 27 April 11:45-13:15

    Au cours de cette séance nous aborderons les thèmes de la fuite et de la déambulation en littérature et tout particulièrement avec le dernier roman de Patrick Modiano, "Souvenirs dormants" (Gallimard, 2017).


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Lumière d’été

    Wednesday 1 May 14:00-16:00

    A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragicomic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle, whose principals range from an artist to a hotel manager to a dam worker. Scripted by Jacques Prévert and Pierre Laroche, the film was banned from theaters for the duration of the occupation for its dark portrayal of the hedonistic excesses of the ruling class. Today, it is often singled out as Jean Grémillon’s greatest achievement.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Lumière d’été

    Wednesday 1 May 18:45-20:45

    A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragicomic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle, whose principals range from an artist to a hotel manager to a dam worker. Scripted by Jacques Prévert and Pierre Laroche, the film was banned from theaters for the duration of the occupation for its dark portrayal of the hedonistic excesses of the ruling class. Today, it is often singled out as Jean Grémillon’s greatest achievement.


  • Parties & Celebrations

    Celta Ceilidh: The Robert Fish Band

    Saturday 4 May 20:00-23:00

    In conjunction with Scotland’s Tradfest (26 April - 6 May 2019), the Robert Fish Band is putting on a Scottish-Breton Ceilidh at the Institut français d’Ecosse.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Luna

    Wednesday 8 May 14:00-16:00

    Luna lives near Monptellier and works in a farm. She is beautiful, funny and live life to the full. She si ready to do anything to keep Ruben’s love. During a drinking party with her friends, they attacked a young man. Some weeks later, he came back in Luna’s life ...


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Luna

    Wednesday 8 May 18:45-20:30

    Luna lives near Monptellier and works in a farm. She is beautiful, funny and live life to the full. She si ready to do anything to keep Ruben’s love. During a drinking party with her friends, they attacked a young man. Some weeks later, he came back in Luna’s life ...


  • Music

    We Support: the SCO Plays Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique and Fauré Requiem

    Thursday 9 May 19:30-21:30

    As a business partner of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, we are proud to support this concert featuring French conductor Emmanuel Krivine. On the programme: Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Hector Berlioz’s "Symphonie Fantastique".


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Barbara

    Wednesday 15 May 14:00-16:00

    Brigitte is preparing for the role of the famous French singer Barbara. The actress carefully studies the character and gradually merges with it. The director is also preparing to shoot the film: he is inspired and even possessed—but with Barbara or with her new incarnation?


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Barbara

    Wednesday 15 May 18:45-20:45

    Brigitte is preparing for the role of the famous French singer Barbara. The actress carefully studies the character and gradually merges with it. The director is also preparing to shoot the film: he is inspired and even possessed—but with Barbara or with her new incarnation?


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Petit paysan

    Wednesday 22 May 14:00-15:30

    Pierre is a 30-year-old dairy farmer. When the first cases of an epidemic disease break out, Pierre finds out one of his animals is infected. Losing his cows is not an option for Pierre and he will do whatever it takes to save them.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Petit paysan

    Wednesday 22 May 18:45-20:15

    Pierre is a 30-year-old dairy farmer. When the first cases of an epidemic disease break out, Pierre finds out one of his animals is infected. Losing his cows is not an option for Pierre and he will do whatever it takes to save them.


  • Library & Book Events

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 25 May 11:45-13:15

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


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : M

    Wednesday 29 May 18:45-20:45

    Lila and Mo meet at a bus stop. Lila has a paralyzing speech impediment. Mo is chatty and exuberant. Lila is preparing for her exams. Mo illegally races cars for a living. Opposites attract...


  • Library & Book Events

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 8 June 11:45-13:15

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


 
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