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  • Library & Book Events

    Livres et vous - "Ecrire la peinture"

    Saturday 25 May 11:45-13:15

    Au cours de cette séance nous aborderons les thèmes de l’art et de l’ecriture de la peinture à travers le dernier livre de Yannick Haenel, « La Solitude Caravage » (Fayard, 2019).


  • Talks & Ideas

    Cinema Talk: La beauté du geste dans le cinéma d’Agnès Varda

    Tuesday 28 May 17:30-19:00

    Dr François Giraud, a specialist of French literature from the University of Edinburgh, will deliver a talk about the works of Agnès Varda, an iconic French New Wave director and multifaceted artist who passed away earlier this year.


  • 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

    Livres et vous - "Ecrire la peinture" (2)

    Saturday 1 June 11:45-13:15

    Cette deuxième séance sur le livre de Yannick Haenel, « La Solitude Caravage » (Fayard, 2019) continuera d’aborder les thèmes de l’art et de l’ecriture de la peinture.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Gaspard va au mariage

    Wednesday 5 June 14:00-16:00

    After avoiding his family for years, 25-year-old Gaspard must return to the zoo owned by his parents when his father decides to remarry. Accompanied by the eccentric Laura, who pretends to be his girlfriend, Gaspard finally feels ready to face his family and cut through the jungle of his past.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Gaspard va au mariage

    Wednesday 5 June 18:45-20:45

    After avoiding his family for years, 25-year-old Gaspard must return to the zoo owned by his parents when his father decides to remarry. Accompanied by the eccentric Laura, who pretends to be his girlfriend, Gaspard finally feels ready to face his family and cut through the jungle of his past.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Le Collier rouge

    Wednesday 12 June 14:00-16:00

    In 1919, in a small town suffocating under the summer heat, a war hero is imprisoned in deserted barracks. Among all the characters he will meet, it is his old dog that might hold the key to his salvation.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Le Collier rouge

    Wednesday 12 June 18:45-20:45

    In 1919, in a small town suffocating under the summer heat, a war hero is imprisoned in deserted barracks. Among all the characters he will meet, it is his old dog that might hold the key to his salvation.


  • Talks & Ideas

    We Suggest: Café scientifique (Glasgow) - Représentation des connaissances et raisonnement autonome dans le design de missions spatiales

    Thursday 13 June 19:00-21:00

    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 explore the relationship between artificial intelligence and missions to space.


  • Visual Arts

    Exhibition: Drawing Europe Together

    From 14 June 10:00 to 14 July 18:00

    An exhibition of vibrant and thought-provoking illustrations by esteemed children’s book artists from across Europe, organised in collaboration with Axel Scheffler and the European Commission


  • Talks & Ideas

    We Suggest: Café scientifique - De la robotique sous-marine à la robotique autonome

    Monday 17 June 19:00-21:00

    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. Get your feet wet as we learn about submarine robotics and developments in autonomous robotics.


  • Dance

    Franco-Scottish Ceilidh / Un Bal Franco-Ecossais

    Monday 17 June 20:00-23:00

    Come and burn up the dancefloor in this event jointly organised by the Institut français d’Ecosse and the Scots Music Group!


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Prendre le large

    Wednesday 19 June 14:00-16:00

    Edith, 45 years old, is a textile factory worker. A downsizing scheme turns her life upside down. Footloose and far from her son, she is the only one to decide to join her relocated factory in Morocco, in order to escape unemployment.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Prendre le large

    Wednesday 19 June 18:45-20:45

    Edith, 45 years old, is a textile factory worker. A downsizing scheme turns her life upside down. Footloose and far from her son, she is the only one to decide to join her relocated factory in Morocco, in order to escape unemployment.


  • Music

    Fête de la musique 2019

    Friday 21 June 18:15-22:00

    Come to the Institut français d’Ecosse to enjoy Scottish and French artists performing on guitar, piano, accordion, violin, and the turntables for the 38th edition of the fête de la musique


  • Talks & Ideas

    History Talk: Napoleon on Saint Helena

    Tuesday 25 June 18:45-20:00

    Charles-Éloi Vial is a Curator at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, specialised in the French First Empire. His talk will deliver insights on a little known period of Napoleon’s life: his captivity on Saint Helena.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Ôtez-moi d’un doute

    Wednesday 26 June 14:00-16:00

    Erwan learns his father is not his true father. In spite of all the tenderness he feels for the man who raised him, he embarks on a quest to find his origins.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Ôtez-moi d’un doute

    Wednesday 26 June 18:45

    Erwan learns his father is not his true father. In spite of all the tenderness he feels for the man who raised him, he embarks on a quest to find his origins.


  • Kids & Teens

    French Summer Camps

    From 1 July 09:30 to 12 July 16:30

    Learn and perfect your French while having fun on stage with drama and language summer camps, organised by the Institut français d’Ecosse in collaboration with Le Petit Monde and Theatre Sans Accents


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Le Brio

    Wednesday 3 July 14:00-16:00

    Neïla Salah studies in the prestigious Assas University in Paris. She confronts a teacher on her very first day of study. Both cynical and demanding, he could become the mentor she needs to succeed.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Le Brio

    Wednesday 3 July 18:45-20:45

    Neïla Salah studies in the prestigious Assas University in Paris. She confronts a teacher on her very first day of study. Both cynical and demanding, he could become the mentor she needs to succeed.


  • Cinema

    Summer Break for the Cinema at the French Institute

    From 4 July 00:00 to 3 September 00:00

    After a colourful season, our weekly cinema screenings will be back in September.


  • Info

    Library Closures this Summer

    From 6 July 09:00 to 10 August 14:00

    The Médiathèque Sir Patrick Geddes has reduced hours this summer and will not be open on Saturdays from July 6th to August 10th.


  • Music

    Fête Nationale Celebration: a Bal Populaire at the French Consulate and Institute!

    From 14 July 21:00 to 15 July 01:00

    Come and celebrate the French Fête Nationale at the Consulate & Institut français d’Ecosse and dance in a bal populaire!


  • Talks & Ideas

    History Talk: the French Language in Russia [In French]

    Thursday 18 July 18:45-20:00

    Dr Vladislav Rjéoutski is a Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Moscow. He will present a book he co-wrote, The French Language in Russia, which recounts the adoption of the French language by the elites of imperial Russia during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


  • Talks & Ideas

    History Talk: Royal Friendships: The Life of the Royal Family of Orleans Exiled in Britain [In English]

    Tuesday 23 July 18:45-20:00

    Odile Hughson is a History enthusiast, currently a volunteer guide at the National Museum of Scotland. She will deliver a talk about the exile of the Orleans family to the South-West of London for more than a century, and present her book, Royal Friendships, which delves into this period.


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Vive le Fringe! 2019 at the Institut français d’Ecosse

    From 1 August 00:00 to 31 August

    Vive le Fringe!, now in its 9th year, is the Institut français d’Ecosse’s celebration of Edinburgh’s August festivals. Our 2019 programme offers a varied lineup of live performance, digital media, and classical music.


  • Library & Book Events

    Groupe de lecture : Annie Ernaux

    Thursday 1 August 13:00-14:00

    After a long hiatus, the groupe de lecture, the Institut’s monthly reading group, is finally back. August’s meeting will look at works by Annie Ernaux.


  • Library & Book Events

    Rencontre littéraire : Mireille Gansel

    Wednesday 14 August 14:00-15:00

    As part of a series of informal literary conversations at the Institut français d’Ecosse, French scholar and poetry translator Mireille Gansel will discuss her works and career with Institut librarian Catherine Guiat


  • Library & Book Events

    Rencontre littéraire : Annie Ernaux

    Thursday 22 August 11:00-12:00

    As part of a series of informal literary conversations at the Institut français d’Ecosse, French multi-awarded author Annie Ernaux will discuss her works and career with St Andrews scholar Elise Hugueny-Léger and Professor Emerita at the University of Sussex Lynn Thomas


  • Library & Book Events

    Rencontre littéraire : Adélaïde Bon

    Monday 26 August 11:00-12:00

    As part of a series of informal literary conversations at the Institut français d’Ecosse, author and actor Adélaïde Bon will discuss her first book with Institut librarian Catherine Guiat


  • Visual Arts

    The Victor Murphy Trust: Wemyss Ware Exhibition

    From 14 September 10:00 to 30 September 16:30

    We are proud to host the Victor Murphy Trust’s exhibition of Wemyss Ware, one of the most important examples of Scotland’s pottery heritage, dating as far back as 1817


 
Institut Français Écosse 2019