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  • French Classes & Education

    Concours de la francophonie

    From 24 October 2019 (00:00) to 31 March 2020 (00:00)

    New school year, new projects! Le concours de la francophonie is open to all Scottish schools. Win French books and a full immersion day with your class.


  • Visual Arts

    Exhibition: Near and Far. Art and stories by Marie-Alice Harel.

    From 6 November 17:30 to 28 November 19:00

    Marie-Alice Harel is a French author and illustrator based in Edinburgh who teaches life drawing and illustration at the Edinburgh Drawing School. Discover her latest works in this exclusive exhibition.


  • Visual Arts

    Poster Exhibition for Creative Writing Contest

    From 21 November 18:00 to 13 December 10:00

    An award ceremony for the 2019 concours d’écriture créative followed by an exhibition displaying the winning texts in poster format. The artworks are created by graphic design students from Edinburgh College.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Previously... Scotland’s History Festival Day 2

    Friday 22 November

    History like you’ve never heard before! "Previously... Scotland’s History Festival 2019" will take place in the Institut français with amazing events from the 21st of November until the 24th of November. From the tragic stories of witch-hunting to the mysteries of Scottish DNA, discover the hot topics of the Festival’s Day 2!


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Récré : Bécassine!

    Friday 22 November 14:00-16:00

    Bécassine, a naive and clumsy farm girl, is hired as a nanny in a bourgeois family. César-winner Bruno Podalydès returns with a family movie adapted from the beloved French comic book Bécassine


  • Talks & Ideas

    Previously... Scotland’s History Festival Day 3

    Saturday 23 November

    History like you’ve never heard before! "Previously... Scotland’s History Festival 2019" will take place in the Institut français with amazing events from the 21st of November until the 24th of November. From the tragic stories of witch-hunting to the mysteries of Scottish DNA, discover the hot topics of the Festival’s Day 3!


  • Talks & Ideas

    Previously... Scotland’s History Festival Day 4

    Sunday 24 November

    History like you’ve never heard before! "Previously... Scotland’s History Festival 2019" will take place in the Institut français with amazing events from the 21st of November until the 24th of November. From the tragic stories of witch-hunting to the mysteries of Scottish DNA, discover the hot topics of the Festival’s Day 4!


  • Talks & Ideas

    Previously... Scotland’s History Festival Day 4 Marie de Guise Special

    Sunday 24 November

    History like you’ve never heard before. "Previously... Scotland’s History Festival 2019" will take place in the Institut français with amazing events. Discover Marie de Guise Day special events in conjunction with Women’s History Scotland!


  • Cinema

    Film screening + Director Q&A: Les drapeaux de papier

    Monday 25 November 18:30-20:45

    Presented as part of the French Film Festival UK, thi screening of "Les drapeaux de papier" (2019), will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Nathan Ambrosioni.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Les chatouilles

    Wednesday 27 November 14:00-16:00

    Odette is a 8-yr-old girl who loves to dance and draw. Why should she distrust a friend of her parents’ who offers to "tickle" her? Once she has become an adult, Odette realizes she was abused, and immerses herself body and soul in her career as a dancer while trying to deal with her past.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Les chatouilles

    Wednesday 27 November 18:45-20:45

    Odette is a 8-yr-old girl who loves to dance and draw. Why should she distrust a friend of her parents’ who offers to "tickle" her? Once she has become an adult, Odette realizes she was abused, and immerses herself body and soul in her career as a dancer while trying to deal with her past.


  • Library & Book Events

    Atelier littérature - L’Autre littéraire: “Comment peut-on être Persan?”

    Saturday 30 November 11:45-13:15

    Pour la troisième séance, nous aborderons en parallèle les livres de Mathias Enard, « Boussole » (ed. Actes Sud, 2015) et de Montesquieu, « Lettres persanes » (1721).


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 3 December 19:30-21:30

    Come and learn quadrille dance with Talitha MacKenzie, a teacher of Historical Dance & Dance Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. All levels are welcome!


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La quête d’Alain Ducasse

    Wednesday 4 December 14:00-16:00

    With 18 Michelin stars, Alain Ducasse creates restaurants for our times, builds schools and pushes the boundaries of his profession. This public, yet secretive man agreed to be followed for 2 years, thereby revealing his evolving universe.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La quête d’Alain Ducasse

    Wednesday 4 December 18:45-20:45

    With 18 Michelin stars, Alain Ducasse creates restaurants for our times, builds schools and pushes the boundaries of his profession. This public, yet secretive man agreed to be followed for 2 years, thereby revealing his evolving universe.


  • French Classes & Education

    Open Days: Winter 2020

    Saturday 7 December 10:00-14:00

    Come around to our house to discover our new courses for the first term of 2020 and meet our team!


  • French Classes & Education

    Open Days: Winter 2020

    Monday 9 December 16:00-19:00

    Come around to our house to discover our new courses for the first term of 2020 and meet our team!


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La belle et la belle

    Wednesday 11 December 14:00-16:00

    Margaux is a 25-year-old, living a carefree but unsatisfying life punctuated by frequent one-night stands. She can’t help herself! One night at a party she meets another Margaux, 20 years her elder. Troubling details and similarities seem to link the two women…


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La belle et la belle

    Wednesday 11 December 18:45-20:45

    Margaux is a 25-year-old, living a carefree but unsatisfying life punctuated by frequent one-night stands. She can’t help herself! One night at a party she meets another Margaux, 20 years her elder. Troubling details and similarities seem to link the two women…


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Récré : Soundiata Keita, le Réveil du Lion

    Friday 13 December 14:00-16:15

    Thirteenth century in the kingdom of Mandé. Soundiata is a young prince of 25 years disabled of both legs. Despite this his father, the King Naré Maghan set him as the heirdom of the throne. Indeed, according to a prophecy, Soundiata would be the one who would make Mande the greatest empire in Africa.


  • Cinema

    Students-Exclusive Screening: Santa & Cie (2017) of Alain Chabat

    Tuesday 17 December 11:00-13:00

    Two exceptional students-exclusive screenings will be held this year for an equally exceptional Christmas 2019. We are excited to show our students Santa & Cie (2017) of Alain Chabat. The first session is taking place on 17 December at 11 am. Be prepared to Lol.


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 17 December 19:30-21:30

    Come and learn quadrille dance with Talitha MacKenzie, a teacher of Historical Dance & Dance Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. All levels are welcome!


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Santa et Cie

    Wednesday 18 December 14:00-16:00

    There’s no more going on Christmas Eve: the 92,000 elves who make children’s gifts all get sick at the same time! It’s a blow for Santa Claus... he has no choice: he must go to Earth urgently with his reindeer to seek a cure.At his arrival, he will find allies to help save the magic of Christmas.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Santa et Cie

    Wednesday 18 December 18:45-20:45

    There’s no more going on Christmas Eve: the 92,000 elves who make children’s gifts all get sick at the same time! It’s a blow for Santa Claus... he has no choice: he must go to Earth urgently with his reindeer to seek a cure.At his arrival, he will find allies to help save the magic of Christmas.


  • Cinema

    Students-Exclusive Screening: Santa & Cie (2017) of Alain Chabat

    Thursday 19 December 11:00-13:00

    Two exceptional students-exclusive screenings will be held this year for an equally exceptional Christmas 2019. We are excited to show our students Santa & Cie (2017) of Alain Chabat. The second session is taking place on 19 December at 11 am. Be prepared to Lol.


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 14 January 2020 19:30-21:30

    Come and learn quadrille dance with Talitha MacKenzie, a teacher of Historical Dance & Dance Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. All levels are welcome!


  • Library & Book Events

    Atelier littérature - Session 4

    Saturday 25 January 2020 12:00-13:30

    Pour la 4eme séance de cette année, le(s) livre(s) et le thème restent à définir.


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 28 January 2020 19:30-21:30

    Come and learn quadrille dance with Talitha MacKenzie, a teacher of Historical Dance & Dance Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. All levels are welcome!


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 11 February 2020 19:30-21:30

    Come and learn quadrille dance with Talitha MacKenzie, a teacher of Historical Dance & Dance Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. All levels are welcome!


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 25 February 2020 19:30-21:30

    Come and learn quadrille dance with Talitha MacKenzie, a teacher of Historical Dance & Dance Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. All levels are welcome!


  • Library & Book Events

    Atelier littérature - Session 5

    Saturday 29 February 2020 12:00-13:30

    Pour la 5eme séance de cette année, le(s) livre(s) et le thème restent à définir.


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 10 March 2020 19:30-21:30

    Come and learn quadrille dance with Talitha MacKenzie, a teacher of Historical Dance & Dance Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. All levels are welcome!


  • Library & Book Events

    Atelier littérature - Session 6

    Saturday 28 March 2020 12:00-13:30

    Pour la 6eme séance de cette année, le(s) livre(s) et le thème restent à définir.


  • Library & Book Events

    Atelier littérature - Session 7

    Saturday 25 April 2020 12:00-13:30

    Pour la 7eme séance de cette année, le(s) livre(s) et le thème restent à définir.


  • Library & Book Events

    Atelier littérature - Session 8

    Saturday 30 May 2020 12:00-13:30

    Pour la 8eme séance de cette année, le(s) livre(s) et le thème restent à définir.


  • Library & Book Events

    Atelier littérature - Session 9

    Saturday 27 June 2020 12:00-13:30

    Pour la 8eme et dernière séance de cette année, le(s) livre(s) et le thème restent à définir.


 
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