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  • Talks & Ideas

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

    Tuesday 28 May 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 10:00 to 14 July 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 09:30 to 12 July 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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.


  • Music

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

    From 14 July 2019 21:00 to 15 July 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 00:00 to 31 August 2019

    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 2019 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.


  • Visual Arts

    Vive le Fringe ! 2019 Poster Exhibition

    From 2 August 2019 00:00 to 31 August 2019

    For Vive le Fringe ! 2019, the Institut français d’Ecosse and Edinburgh Napier University organised a contest with graphic design students. Come and discover a selection of the posters and brochure covers they created!


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Right in the Eye - Live Movie-Concert of Georges Méliès’ Films

    From 2 August 2019 13:30 to 25 August 2019 14:30

    Part of Vive le Fringe !, this ciné-concert features a live trio of French musicians that intertwine playful modern compositions and the fantasy of the legendary filmmaker Georges Méliès


  • Library & Book Events

    Edinburgh Comic Art Fair: Meet the Indie Creatives

    Sunday 11 August 2019 10:00-17:00

    Graphic novel novice or lifelong comics fan? Swing by the Institut for a vibrant and inspiring gathering of comics authors, artists and publishers in collaboration with the Edinburgh Book festival!


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Worldwidewestern

    From 12 August 2019 19:00 to 25 August 2019 20:00

    No horse, no Apache warriors planning an ambush, no dusty landscapes. This cowboy doesn’t care. He’ll find them on the web. Part of Vive le Fringe !, this digital western features Raphaël Gouisset, Associate Artist at La Manufacture Centre Dramatique National Nancy-Lorraine


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Ensemble 1880 plays Wagner & Brahms

    Tuesday 13 August 2019 21:00-22:15

    As part of Vive le Fringe !, Alec Frank-Gemmill directs Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and the Serenade No 1 by Brahms in its original version for nonet


  • Library & Book Events

    Rencontre littéraire : Mireille Gansel

    Wednesday 14 August 2019 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 and her British translator Ros Schwartz will discuss her works and career with Institut librarian Catherine Guiat.


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Aubade on West Parliament Square

    Friday 16 August 2019 15:15-16:00

    The Musique de l’Artillerie will perform a static formation, demonstrating their military music prowess in the Fringe Street Events performance area on West Parliament Square


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Quatuor Mona plays Debussy & Beethoven

    Sunday 18 August 2019 20:30-21:30

    As part of Vive le Fringe !, Quatuor Mona will give a concert featuring Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor and Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 2


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Afternoon Concert with the Musique de l’Artillerie

    Wednesday 21 August 2019 15:00-16:00

    The Musique de l’Artillerie’s clarinet quartet and brass quintet’s will serve up a free afternoon concert of world music, jazz, and variety.


  • Library & Book Events

    Rencontre littéraire : Annie Ernaux

    Thursday 22 August 2019 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


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Dixieland on West Parliament Square

    Friday 23 August 2019 15:15-16:00

    The Musique de l’Artillerie’s Dixieland Ensemble will play in the traditional New Orleans style, harking back to the early years of jazz and early 20th-century marching bands


  • Library & Book Events

    Rencontre littéraire : Adélaïde Bon

    Monday 26 August 2019 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


  • French Classes & Education

    C’est la rentrée !

    From 4 September 2019 11:54 to 25 September 2019 12:54


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Le Poulain

    Wednesday 4 September 2019 14:00-16:00

    Arnaud, a 25-year-old man, enters the campaign team of a candidate for the French presidential election as assistant to the Director of communication. While discovering the techniques, intricacies and rivalries of the electoral campaign, he will feel fascination for this world, as well as for its attractive director, Agnès.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Le Poulain

    Wednesday 4 September 2019 18:45-20:45

    Arnaud, a 25-year-old man, enters the campaign team of a candidate for the French presidential election as assistant to the Director of communication. While discovering the techniques, intricacies and rivalries of the electoral campaign, he will feel fascination for this world, as well as for its attractive director, Agnès.


  • French Classes & Education

    EUSA Freshers’ Expo

    Monday 9 September 2019 11:00-16:00

    Interested in learning or improving your French? Come meet staff and teachers from the Institut français d’Ecosse at the University of Edinburgh’s Freshers’ Expo.


  • Info

    Library closure: Thursday, 3 October 2019

    From 10 September 2019 09:00 to 12 September 2019 09:30

    The Médiathèque Sir Patrick Geddes will be exceptionally closed on Thursday, 3 October 2019


  • French Classes & Education

    EUSA Freshers’ Expo

    Tuesday 10 September 2019 11:00-16:00

    Interested in learning or improving your French? Come meet staff and teachers from the Institut français d’Ecosse at the University of Edinburgh’s Freshers’ Expo.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Gueule d’ange

    Wednesday 11 September 2019 14:00-16:00

    One day, Marlene suddenly chooses to abandon her daughter for a man she has just met during yet another night of excess. Elli must confront her mother’s demons to get her back.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Gueule d’ange

    Wednesday 11 September 2019 18:45-20:45

    One day, Marlene suddenly chooses to abandon her daughter for a man she has just met during yet another night of excess. Elli must confront her mother’s demons to get her back.


  • Visual Arts

    The Victor Murphy Trust: Wemyss Ware Exhibition

    From 14 September 2019 10:00 to 30 September 2019 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


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Place Publique

    Wednesday 18 September 2019 14:00-16:00

    A provocative but has-been TV host spends a bumpy reunion at a countryside party along with his ex-wife, his daughter, and his producer hiding his potential termination.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Place Publique

    Wednesday 18 September 2019 18:45-20:45

    A provocative but has-been TV host spends a bumpy reunion at a countryside party along with his ex-wife, his daughter, and his producer hiding his potential termination.


  • Library & Book Events

    Groupe de lecture: Laurent Seksik

    Thursday 19 September 2019 13:00-14:00

    Every month the group meets to discuss a book selected in advance (from classical to contemporary French literature) and discover the other members’ views on them. In September, it will discuss Les derniers jours de Stefan Zweig by Laurent Seksik.


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Récré : Griffes, Plumes, Poils et Moustaches

    Friday 20 September 2019 14:00-15:00

    Our film for kids this week is a selection of short films about all sorts of animals: “GRIFFES, PLUMES, POILS ET MOUSTACHES”.


  • Dance

    Fest-noz: Ceilidh from Brittany

    Friday 20 September 2019 20:00-23:00

    The Robert Fish Band and a colourful mix of Breton artists are putting on a Fest-noz, the traditional form of ceilidh in Brittany.


  • Talks & Ideas

    DOD Lecture Series: Property Repair Seminar

    Monday 23 September 2019 12:00-13:00

    This lecture is part of the week-long Doors Open Days lecture series. Find out from traditional building experts how to keep your traditional home in well maintained and good repair, plus guidance on working with your neighbours for common repairs such as those in Edinburgh beautiful tenements.


  • Talks & Ideas

    DOD Lecture Series: North Bridge Renovation

    Tuesday 24 September 2019 12:00-13:00

    This lecture is part of the week-long Doors Open Days lecture series. As well as discussing the structure’s comprehensive history, the Balfour Beatty site management team will demonstrate some of the innovative technologies being used on the project, including some ‘behind the hoarding’ insights, 3D digital scanning and 360° photography.


  • Visual Arts

    Wemyss Ware Exhibition Talks

    Tuesday 24 September 2019 14:00-15:30

    As part of the Victor Murphy Trust’s Wemyss Ware exhibition, the Institut is hosting a series of talks providing a bit of insight into the exhibition and some of the individual pieces on display.


  • Cinema

    Take One Action!: The Time of Forests

    Tuesday 24 September 2019 17:30-20:00

    As part of the Take One Action! Film Festivals, we are hosting a screening of "The Time of Forests", directed by François-Xavier Drouet


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Les Grands Esprits

    Wednesday 25 September 2019 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 25 September 2019 18:45-20:45

    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.


  • Talks & Ideas

    DOD Lecture Series: Building stone in Scotland

    Wednesday 25 September 2019 19:00-22:00

    This lecture is part of the week-long Doors Open Days lecture series. Paul Everett will present a synopsis of Scotland’s history of building in stone, set against a geological background, and will demonstrate how geological knowledge and understanding is helping to maintain and conserve our country’s priceless stone-built heritage.


  • Talks & Ideas

    DOD Lecture Series: Edinburgh and the Origins of Global Conservation

    Thursday 26 September 2019 12:00-13:00

    This lecture is part of the week-long Doors Open Days lecture series. Dr Sean O’Reilly, Director of The Institute of Historic Building Conservation will discuss how approaches to conservation vary on a global scale and the influence of Edinburgh in the global conservation movement.


  • Cinema

    German Cinema: Vor der Morgenröte

    Thursday 26 September 2019 18:45-20:45

    In partnership with the Goethe Institute
    "Vor der Morgenröte" charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" toward the events in war torn Europe, and his search for a new home.


  • Talks & Ideas

    DOD Lecture Series: Thinking globally and acting locally - about Edinburgh

    Thursday 26 September 2019 19:00-20:00

    This lecture is part of the week-long Doors Open Days lecture series. Cliff Hague will set Edinburgh in its European and global context and explore disruptions that could shape its future.


  • Talks & Ideas

    DOD Lecture Series: Henry Cockburn and the work of the Cockburn Association

    Friday 27 September 2019 12:00-13:00

    This lecture is part of the week-long Doors Open Days lecture series. It will look at the legacy of Lord “Henry” Cockburn and work of the organisation founded in his honour.


  • Talks & Ideas

    DOD Lecture Series: Scots Baronial meets the New York Five

    Friday 27 September 2019 19:00-20:00

    This lecture is part of the week-long Doors Open Days lecture series. Architect Crichton Wood will discuss the key concepts of Scots baronial architecture used in the work of American Architect and theorist, Louis Kahn.


  • Architecture

    Doors Open Days 2019

    From 28 September 2019 10:00 to 29 September 2019 18:00

    For the 5th consecutive year, the Institut français d’Ecosse and the Consulate General of France in Edinburgh are participating in Doors Open Days


  • Library & Book Events

    Atelier littérature - In Ludere

    Saturday 28 September 2019 11:45-13:15

    Pour la première séance de cette année, nous aborderons le livre d’Erri de Luca, "La tour de l’oie" (Gallimard, 2019).


  • Music

    French Music for the Piano: Around Debussy and Ravel

    Saturday 28 September 2019 19:00-20:00

    Pianist Maxime Zecchini will offer a travel through some of the best works of French music, from Charles-Valentin Alkan to Michel Legrand.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Edmond

    Wednesday 2 October 2019 14:00-16:00

    December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. Edmond starts writing this piece which nobody believes. For now, he has only the title: "Cyrano de Bergerac".


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Edmond

    Wednesday 2 October 2019 18:45-20:45

    December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. Edmond starts writing this piece which nobody believes. For now, he has only the title: "Cyrano de Bergerac".


  • Info

    Library closure: Thursday, 3 October 2019

    Thursday 3 October 2019 09:00-17:00

    The Médiathèque Sir Patrick Geddes will be exceptionally closed on Thursday, 3 October 2019


  • Library & Book Events

    Atelier jeunesse : Madly Chatterjee, The Children of Slowville

    Saturday 5 October 2019 10:30-11:30

    Children books author and illustator Madly Chatterjee will offer a reading of her latest stories followed by a workshop which will blend drawing and colouring with story-making.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Comme des garçons

    Wednesday 9 October 2019 14:00-16:00

    The story of the first all-female soccer team in France, which started as a provocation but became a revolution. Reims, France, 1969. Paul Coutard, a 30-year-old sports journalist, has the crazy idea to organize a women’s football match for the first time. With the help of Emmanuelle, his discreet and beautiful executive assistant, the project grows to unexpected proportions, as does their romance.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Comme des garçons

    Wednesday 9 October 2019 18:45-20:45

    The story of the first all-female soccer team in France, which started as a provocation but became a revolution. Reims, France, 1969. Paul Coutard, a 30-year-old sports journalist, has the crazy idea to organize a women’s football match for the first time. With the help of Emmanuelle, his discreet and beautiful executive assistant, the project grows to unexpected proportions, as does their romance.


  • Cinema

    Costa-Gavras : L’aveu

    Tuesday 15 October 2019 18:45-21:00

    Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement. We are shown the mental tortures during the investigation and how a faithful top-ranking civil servant is made to confess to treason. Based on the true story of Czechoslovakian communist Artur London.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Primaire

    Wednesday 16 October 2019 14:00-16:00

    Florence is a school teacher devoted to her students. When she encounters young Sacha, a child with problems, she will do everything she can to help him, even to the point of neglecting her own children, her own life, and of questioning her vocation.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Primaire

    Wednesday 16 October 2019 18:45-20:45

    Florence is a school teacher devoted to her students. When she encounters young Sacha, a child with problems, she will do everything she can to help him, even to the point of neglecting her own children, her own life, and of questioning her vocation.


  • Cinema

    German Cinema: In den Gängen

    Thursday 17 October 2019 18:45-20:45

    In partnership with the Goethe Institute
    Christian begins to work as a shelf stacker at a supermarket and finds himself in a new, unknown world: the long aisles, the bustle at the checkouts, the forklifts.


  • Cinema

    Costa-Gavras : Z

    Tuesday 22 October 2019 18:45-21:00

    “Z,” Costa-Gavras’s extraordinarily compelling thriller is one of the fastest, most exciting political melodramas ever made. Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 22 October 2019 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

    Franco-Scottish Society: French Film Festival UK 2019 Preview

    Wednesday 23 October 2019 18:30-20:30

    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.


  • Library & Book Events

    Groupe de lecture : Laurence Tardieu

    Thursday 24 October 2019 13:00-14:00

    Every month the group meets to discuss a book selected in advance (from classical to contemporary French literature) and discover the other members’ views on them. In October, it will discuss La confusion des peines by Laurence Tardieu.


  • Music

    Piano Concert: Nicolas Jounis, Inspirations Celtiques

    Thursday 24 October 2019 18:30-20:00

    Nicolas Jounis is a French pianist and composer who has always been passionate about harmonisation, orchestration and improvisation. As a result of a collaboration with the Institut français d’Écosse, he will present his "Cahiers d’improvisation | Inspirations celtiques" at the Scottish Arts Club.


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Récré : Les malheurs de Sophie

    Friday 25 October 2019 14:00-16:00

    From her castle, the little Sophie cannot resist the temptation of the forbidden and what she loves most is to do stupid things with her cousin Paul.


  • Library & Book Events

    Atelier littérature - Extensible identité

    Saturday 26 October 2019 11:45-12:45

    Pour la deuxième séance, nous aborderons le livre de Mathias Enard, « Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d’éléphants » (ed. Actes Sud, 2010).


  • Cinema

    Costa-Gavras : Un homme de trop

    Tuesday 29 October 2019 18:45-20:45

    Set in central France, the film follows French resistance fighters who press the battle on the Germans. Along the way, they break into a prison and release some German prisoners, but discover there may be a spy planted to flush them all out.


  • Library & Book Events

    History Talk: The Life of a French Resistant

    Tuesday 29 October 2019 18:45-20:00

    *THIS EVENT IS IN FRENCH* Stéphanie Trouillard will present her book, "Mon oncle de l’ombre - Enquête sur un maquisard breton", dedicated to the life of her great uncle, a member of the French Resistance who died in 1944.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : De chaque instant

    Wednesday 30 October 2019 14:00-16:00

    How do young students deal with pain, illness, fear and death? Nicolas Philibert follows students during three years of nursing school, and in three chapters he reveals just how hard it is for them. Each of the parts—respectively focusing on theory, practice and performance reviews—is preceded by a sentence from a poem by Yves Bonnefoy.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : De chaque instant

    Wednesday 30 October 2019 18:45-20:45

    How do young students deal with pain, illness, fear and death? Nicolas Philibert follows students during three years of nursing school, and in three chapters he reveals just how hard it is for them. Each of the parts—respectively focusing on theory, practice and performance reviews—is preceded by a sentence from a poem by Yves Bonnefoy.


  • Library & Book Events

    Book Launch: "The New Town of Edinburgh: An Architectural Celebration"

    Thursday 31 October 2019 18:30-19:30

    In collaboration with Birlinn Books, we are hosting the book launch of "The New Town of Edinburgh: An Architectural Celebration" edited by Clarisse Godard Desmarest.


  • Wine & Gastronomy

    Wine Tasting: Along the Rhine

    Saturday 2 November 2019 18:00-19:30

    Richard Bouglet, director of L’Art du Vin, and Peter Bernhard, wine producer from the Rheingau region of Germany will take you on a journey along both banks of the river Rhine.


  • Cinema

    Costa-Gavras : Compartiment tueurs

    Tuesday 5 November 2019 18:45-20:45

    Six people travel in a railroad sleeping car from Marseilles to Paris. Upon their arrival, a woman is found dead in one of the berths. The police investigate the other five passengers, suspecting that one of them committed the homicide, but the suspects are killed one by one. The last two must solve the case themselves before they become the next victims.


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 5 November 2019 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 promesse de l’aube

    Wednesday 6 November 2019 14:00-16:15

    Adaptation of the autobiographical novel by Romain Gary, in which he recalls his youth in Lithuania, his exodus with his family to the south of France to escape the consequences of the arrival to power of Hitler in Germany and his career in the French Air Force


  • Visual Arts

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

    From 6 November 2019 17:30 to 28 November 2019 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

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

    Wednesday 6 November 2019 17:30-19:30

    Join author and illustrator Marie-Alice Harel for the opening of her exhibition which will run until 28th November at the Institut.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La promesse de l’aube

    Wednesday 6 November 2019 18:45-21:00

    Adaptation of the autobiographical novel by Romain Gary, in which he recalls his youth in Lithuania, his exodus with his family to the south of France to escape the consequences of the arrival to power of Hitler in Germany and his career in the French Air Force


  • Library & Book Events

    Rencontre littéraire : Franck Magloire

    Thursday 7 November 2019 13:00-14:00

    French author and Prix littéraire de la ville de Caen 2003 Franck Magloire will talk about his works and his relationship with literature.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Talk: Revolution, Abolition and Blackness in the French Empire - The Art of 1800

    Thursday 7 November 2019 18:45-20:15

    As part of The Borders of Identity seminar series, Anne Lafont (Directrice d’études, EHESS Paris) will reflect upon the question of representation and portraiture of Black people during the French and Haitian Revolutions (1789-1802).


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Il se passe quelque chose

    Wednesday 13 November 2019 14:00-16:00

    Avignon. Irma, who no longer finds her place in the world, meets Dolores, a free and uninhibited woman missioned to write a gay-friendly tour guide on a forgotten corner of Provence. The improbable duo goes on the road together. For each of them, it is an initiatory journey.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Il se passe quelque chose

    Wednesday 13 November 2019 18:45-20:45

    Avignon. Irma, who no longer finds her place in the world, meets Dolores, a free and uninhibited woman missioned to write a gay-friendly tour guide on a forgotten corner of Provence. The improbable duo goes on the road together. For each of them, it is an initiatory journey.


  • Cinema

    German Cinema: Toni Erdmann

    Thursday 14 November 2019 18:45-21:30

    In partnership with the Goethe Institute
    A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach.


  • Visual Arts

    Family Workshop with Illustrator Marie-Alice Harel

    Saturday 16 November 2019 10:30-12:00

    Create your own unlikely adventurers with illustrator Marie-Alice Harel, using a combination of drawing and collage. Everyone is welcome, just bring your enthusiasm, curiosity and imagination !


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 19 November 2019 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 : Paul Sanchez est revenu

    Wednesday 20 November 2019 14:00-16:00

    Paul Sanchez, criminal disappeared since ten years, has been overview at the station of Les Arcs sur Argens. In the police station, they don’t believe it, except perhaps the young Marion.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Paul Sanchez est revenu

    Wednesday 20 November 2019 18:45-20:45

    Paul Sanchez, criminal disappeared since ten years, has been overview at the station of Les Arcs sur Argens. In the police station, they don’t believe it, except perhaps the young Marion.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Previously... Scotland’s History Festival Day 1

    Thursday 21 November 2019

    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 1!


  • Library & Book Events

    Rencontre littéraire : Laurence Tardieu

    Thursday 21 November 2019 13:00-14:00

    While she is in residence at the University of St Andrews, French author Laurence Tardieu will come to the Institut to discuss her books and writing career with Dr Elise Hugueny-Léger.


  • Visual Arts

    Poster Exhibition for Creative Writing Contest

    From 21 November 2019 18:00 to 13 December 2019 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.


  • Visual Arts

    Exhibition Launch and Award Ceremony: Poster Exhibition for Creative Writing Contest

    Thursday 21 November 2019 18:00-20:00

    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 2019

    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 2019 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 2019

    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 2019

    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!


  • Cinema

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

    Monday 25 November 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Un homme de trop

    Wednesday 8 January 14:00-16:00

    An encore from our Costa-Gavras series: Un homme de trop. A French resistance group liberates some prisoners from the German. Could one of the prisoners be a spy?


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Un homme de trop

    Wednesday 8 January 18:45-20:00

    An encore from our Costa-Gavras series: Un homme de trop. A French resistance group liberates some prisoners from the German. Could one of the prisoners be a spy?


  • Talks & Ideas

    Open Call ! The Night of Ideas - La Nuit des Idées

    Sunday 12 January

    Are you a researcher interested in sharing your specialist knowledge within an international network? Apply to be part of our annual Night of Ideas. Deadline for applications: 12 January 2020


  • French Classes & Education

    Winter 2020: C’est la rentrée!

    Monday 13 January

    Our Winter Term 2020 will start on Monday 13 January and online enrolment is still open. Friendly reminder that the Early Bird discount on enrolments ends on 23 December 2019.


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 14 January 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: Le mystère Henri Pick

    Wednesday 15 January 14:00-16:00

    An editor discovers a mysterious masterpiece in a library that collects manuscripts refused by the publishers. The author, Henri Pick, a pizza maker from Brittany, died two years earlier.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Le mystère Henri Pick

    Wednesday 15 January 18:45-20:00

    An editor discovers a mysterious masterpiece in a library that collects manuscripts refused by the publishers. The author, Henri Pick, a pizza maker from Brittany, died two years earlier.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Damien veut changer le monde

    Wednesday 22 January 14:00-15:30

    Damien works in a primary school and has a quiet life until he decides to rescue Bahzad, a young student and his mother from being expulsed from the country. In the process, Damien reconnects with the militant past of his own family.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Damien veut changer le monde

    Wednesday 22 January 18:45-20:00

    Damien works in a primary school and has a quiet life until he decides to rescue Bahzad, a young student and his mother from being expulsed from the country. In the process, Damien reconnects with the militant past of his own family.


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Récré: Dilili à Paris

    Friday 24 January 14:00-16:00

    In Belle Époque Paris, accompanied by a young scooter deliveryman, little Kanak Dilili investigates mysterious kidnappings of girls. She meets extraordinary men and women who give her clues. She discovered underground very particular villains, male masters. The two friends will fight with enthusiasm for an active life in the light and living together.


  • Music

    SU-NU-GAL Concert

    Friday 24 January 19:00-21:00

    Diversity is their second nature. Sylvain Ayité and Su-Nu-Gal will be with us for a new concert! Get ready for an eclectic sound from Africa and the Americas.


  • French Classes & Education

    Winter 2020: C’est la rentrée!

    Saturday 25 January

    Our Winter Term 2020 will start on Monday 13 January and online enrolment is still open. Friendly reminder that the Early Bird discount on enrolments ends on 23 December 2019.


  • Library & Book Events

    Rencontre littéraire: Anissa Bouziane

    Saturday 25 January 13:00-14:00

    PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Warwick, Anissa Bouziane will give a talk on her internationally acclaimed novel "Dune Song".


  • Library & Book Events

    Film and Performance: Edmond referring to Cyrano de Bergerac

    Tuesday 28 January 18:00-20:00

    Stéphanie Goud from the exceptional Edinburgh Bookshop will be with us for a presentation of the film "Edmond" by Alexis Michalik referring to Cyrano de Bergerac with moments of the movie performed live by amateur comedians.


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 28 January 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: Un beau voyou

    Wednesday 29 January 14:00-16:00

    Commissioner Beffrois is expecting his retirement with mixed feelings when suddenly a theft catches his eye. Beffrois soon becomes obsessed with the eccentric thief of this beautiful painting.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Un beau voyou

    Wednesday 29 January 18:45-20:00

    Commissioner Beffrois is expecting his retirement with mixed feelings when suddenly a theft catches his eye. Beffrois soon becomes obsessed with the eccentric thief of this beautiful painting.


  • Visual Arts

    "Alive!" Exhibition

    From 30 January 18:00 to 9 February 10:00

    On Thursday 30th January, a group of MA/MFA Illustration students from ECA curated an exhibition to show their own take on ’alive’ as part of our Night of Ideas 2020 programme. The exhibition is on display between 30 January and 9 February 2020.


  • Talks & Ideas

    The Night of Ideas - La Nuit des Idées

    From 30 January 18:00 to 31 January 00:00

    Come along and listen to specialists talk and debate around the concept of "being alive" at this year’s “Nuit des Idées” aka the Night of Ideas on 30th January 2020.


  • Library & Book Events

    Talk: Vineet Lal on "Panthéra Tigris" by Sylvain Alzial

    Saturday 1 February 10:30-11:30

    An Eastern proverb asks whether the avid reader or the traveler knows more. Similarly, Sylvain Alzial in his "Panthéra Tigris" tells us the tale of one of the oldest confrontations, that of the theoretical and the practical knowledge. Vineet Lal will be giving the young audience a talk on his translation of this exceptional children’s book.


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier littérature - L’affût comme position et aventure intérieure

    Saturday 1 February 12:00-13:30

    Pour la quatrième séance, nous aborderons le livre de Sylvain Tesson, « La panthère des neiges » (Gallimard, 2019), Prix Renaudot 2019.


  • Vive le Fringe !

    VIVE LE FRINGE 2020 Open Call!

    Sunday 2 February

    Apply now to be part of our Vive le Fringe!


  • Library & Book Events

    Comics: Benoît Peeters, The obscure cities "Between Utopia and Dystopia"

    Monday 3 February 17:30-18:30

    Currently, Professor of Graphic Fiction and Comic Art at Lancaster University, novelist, graphic novelist, intellectual biographer, cultural historian and screen-writer Benoît Peeters will be giving a talk on his famous comics Les Cités Obscures at the Institut français d’Ecosse.


  • Cinema

    Documentaire: J’veux du soleil

    Tuesday 4 February 18:45-20:30

    The documentary retraces the journey of two film directors from North and South of France describing their encounter with Gilets jaunes protesters in December 2018.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Marche ou crève

    Wednesday 5 February 14:00-16:00

    This first feature film by Margaux Bonhomme deals with the themes of family, unconditional love and disability through young Elisa’s sacrifice to help her father take care of her sister in the remote mountain village, where they live.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Marche ou crève

    Wednesday 5 February 18:45-20:00

    This first feature film by Margaux Bonhomme deals with the themes of family, unconditional love and disability through young Elisa’s sacrifice to help her father take care of her sister in the remote mountain village, where they live.


  • Cinema

    Documentaire: Le concours

    Tuesday 11 February 18:45-20:30

    Cinema school candidates arrive at their selection day to integrate one of the best schools. From the applicants’ arrival to the final jury decisions, the documentary explores the confrontation between two generations and the hard selection processes symptomatic of an increasingly competitive society.


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 11 February 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: Rémi sans famille

    Wednesday 12 February 14:00-16:00

    The exciting journey of the young orphan Rémi to become an acrobat through a trip across France alongside Vitalis a mysterious old musician, their loyal dog Capi and their small monkey Joli-Coeur. Will Rémi get to find out more about his background?


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Rémi sans famille

    Wednesday 12 February 18:45-20:00

    The exciting journey of the young orphan Rémi to become an acrobat through a trip across France alongside Vitalis a mysterious old musician, their loyal dog Capi and their small monkey Joli-Coeur. Will Rémi get to find out more about his background?


  • Cinema

    Documentaire: Quelle folie

    Tuesday 18 February 18:45-20:30

    Following Aurélien’s personal life and challenges, the documentary talks about autism.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Les confins du monde

    Wednesday 19 February 14:00-16:00

    There is nothing more Robert desires than to revenge the bloody massacre which killed his brother during the Indochina-war, 1945. Except maybe, the young Indochinese Maï... In the process, the power of love will be tested.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Les confins du monde

    Wednesday 19 February 18:45-20:00

    There is nothing more Robert desires than to revenge the bloody massacre which killed his brother during the Indochina-war, 1945. Except maybe, the young Indochinese Maï... In the process, the power of love will be tested.


  • Cinema

    Documentaire: De chaque instant

    Tuesday 25 February 18:45-20:30

    Every year thousands of people, young women and men, get into nursing school. The documentary shows the best and hardest moments of their training that will confront them to human fragility and sufferings.


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 25 February 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

    Groupe de lecture: Le testament français by Andreï Makine

    Wednesday 26 February 13:00-14:00

    A reading group will be gathering around "Le testament français" by Andreï Makine. Enroll now!


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: De toutes mes forces

    Wednesday 26 February 14:00-16:00

    Nassim (a 16-year-old boy placed in a family living in the suburbs following the death of his mother) refuses to integrate into the social setting that surrounds him. His home life and his school life must be kept separate at all costs.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: De toutes mes forces

    Wednesday 26 February 18:45-20:30

    Nassim (a 16-year-old boy placed in a family living in the suburbs following the death of his mother) refuses to integrate into the social setting that surrounds him. His home life and his school life must be kept separate at all costs.


  • Library & Book Events

    Talk: Vineet Lal on "La femme qui ne vieillissait pas" by Grégoire Delacourt

    Thursday 27 February 18:00-19:00

    Imagine a woman, who never ages. Sounds fantastic at first, right? But it is a little bit less fun as all your beloved ones get older around you. Vineet Lal will be giving a talk on his work on Grégoire Delacourt’s book "La femme qui ne vieillissait pas".


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Récré: Aïlo, une odyssée en Laponie

    Friday 28 February 14:00-16:00

    Vulnerable newborn reindeer Ailo must overcome the challenges that stand in the way of his first year of life in the stunning landscapes of Lapland.


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier littérature - Ecrire (sur) le silence

    Saturday 29 February 12:00-13:30

    Pour la cinquième séance, nous aborderons le livre de Santiago H. AMIGORENA, "Le Ghetto interieur“ (P.O.L, 2019).


  • Cinema

    German Cinema: The People vs Fritz Bauer (Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer)

    Tuesday 3 March 18:45-20:30

    In proud partnership with the Goethe Institut
    The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Exfiltrés

    Wednesday 4 March 14:00-16:00

    Gabriel and Adnan, two young activists in Paris decide to help Sylvain, get his wife Faustine and their 5-year-old son back from Raqqa. The true story of two worlds and that of a generation.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Exfiltrés

    Wednesday 4 March 18:45-20:00

    Gabriel and Adnan, two young activists in Paris decide to help Sylvain, get his wife Faustine and their 5-year-old son back from Raqqa. The true story of two worlds and that of a generation.


  • Cinema

    Celebrating Sciamma: "Bande de filles" aka "Girlhood"

    Thursday 5 March 14:00-15:30

    Sciamma’s revelatory feature "Girlhood" is the story of young Marieme, who lives in a rough neighborhood on the outskirts of Paris through a lens of race, gender, and class. In partnership with the Filmhouse and Centre for the Moving Image.


  • Cinema

    Celebrating Sciamma: "Bande de filles" aka "Girlhood"

    Thursday 5 March 18:45-20:00

    Sciamma’s revelatory feature "Girlhood" is the story of young Marieme, who lives in a rough neighborhood on the outskirts of Paris through a lens of race, gender, and class. In partnership with the Filmhouse and Centre for the Moving Image.


  • Cinema

    Celebrating Sciamma: "Bande de filles" aka "Girlhood"

    Tuesday 10 March 14:00-15:30

    Sciamma’s revelatory feature "Girlhood" is the story of young Marieme, who lives in a rough neighborhood on the outskirts of Paris through a lens of race, gender, and class. In partnership with the Filmhouse and Centre for the Moving Image.


  • Library & Book Events

    Talk: Ensemblance by Luis de Miranda

    Tuesday 10 March 18:00-19:00

    Ensemblance, The Transnational Genealogy of Esprit de Corps in France, UK, and the USA, from the Eighteenth Century Philosophers to Present Nationalisms. A talk by Luis de Miranda, PhD.


  • Cinema

    Celebrating Sciamma: "Bande de filles" aka "Girlhood"

    Tuesday 10 March 18:45-20:00

    Sciamma’s revelatory feature "Girlhood" is the story of young Marieme, who lives in a rough neighborhood on the outskirts of Paris through a lens of race, gender, and class. In partnership with the Filmhouse and Centre for the Moving Image.


  • Dance

    Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

    Tuesday 10 March 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: C’est ça l’amour

    Wednesday 11 March 14:00-16:00

    According to the novelist Chinghiz Aitmatov, love means labour. Similarly, since his wife left them, Mario has been a single father taking care of his two girls. A contemporary tale on unconditional love...


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: C’est ça l’amour

    Wednesday 11 March 18:45-20:00

    According to the novelist Chinghiz Aitmatov, love means labour. Similarly, since his wife left them, Mario has been a single father taking care of his two girls. A contemporary tale on unconditional love...


  • Library & Book Events

    CANCELLED Talk: I am Viola da Gamba and Joyn: Narrative Poetry in Performance

    Thursday 12 March 18:00-20:00

    Award-winning theatre and drama therapy theoretician, playwright, author of short stories, founding director of Theatre Research Institute of Europe and editor-in-chief of the London-based Plays International & Europe Magazine, Dr Dana Rufolo will be with us for a conference on narrative poetry in performance.


  • Library & Book Events

    CANCELLED Workshop: Writing for a Theatre Magazine, Guthrie Drama Seminar Series with Dr Dana Rufolo

    Friday 13 March 10:00-17:00

    Dr Dana Rufolo, editor-in-chief of Plays International & Europe, will be with us for a workshop as part of the Guthrie Drama Seminar Series on Writing for a Theatre Magazine.


  • Cinema

    CANCELLED Cinéma: Guy

    Wednesday 18 March 14:00-16:00

    What if you suddenly found out that you were the illegitimate son of a 20th-century French celebrity? Gauthier decides to follow his father Guy Jamet everywhere, pretexting a documentary film project


  • Cinema

    CANCELLED Cinéma: Guy

    Wednesday 18 March 18:45-20:00

    What if you suddenly found out that you were the illegitimate son of a 20th-century French celebrity? Gauthier decides to follow his father Guy Jamet everywhere, pretexting a documentary film project.


  • Cinema

    CANCELLED Francophonie 2020: Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes

    Thursday 19 March 17:30-21:00

    Fête de la Francophonie 2020 Special Movie Screening: Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes. Baptiste Asigny is a Mohawk archaeologist researching for the tragedy concerning his ancestors.


  • French Classes & Education

    CANCELLED Open Day! Spring Term

    Friday 20 March 16:00-19:00

    We appreciate that each speaker has their unique needs. Our Open Day is an opportunity to get a one-to-one chat with our teachers for a tailored approach, assess your French level, visit our library and explore all the advantages of being a student at the Institut français.


  • Harpsichord en Fête !

    CANCELLED Opening Concert & Reception - John Kitchen & Sally Carr

    Friday 20 March 19:00-21:30

    Continuo player, accompanist, tutor, lecturer, writer, adjudicator, reviewer, and recording artist, John Kitchen and the award-winning soprano educated at the University of Edinburgh, and alumna of Z‘Genesis Sally Carr are delighted to open the 2nd edition of “Harpsichord en fête” with a concert programme including Louis Couperin, Henry Purcell and G.F. Handel among others.


  • Harpsichord en Fête !

    CANCELLED Dance Workshop - #readytobaroque with Talitha MacKenzie

    Saturday 21 March 13:00-15:00

    For those who are ready to BAROQUE, we are hosting baroque ball costumé within the second edition of our “Harpsichord en fête!” festival programme. Come on in and train for the big night!


  • Harpsichord en Fête !

    CANCELLED Concert - Jan Waterfield, Rory McCleery and László Rózsa

    Saturday 21 March 19:00-20:00

    Budapest-born soloist and chamber musician László Rózsa (recorder) joins the principal keyboard player of the award-winning ‘Gabrieli Consort & Players’, performing with Scottish Chamber Orchestra Jan Waterfield (harpsichord) as well as the notable Oxford University alumnus countertenor Rory McCleery for a concert inspired by the popular songs from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, the punchy grounds from John Playford’s The Division Flute and other British folk songs.


  • Harpsichord en Fête !

    CANCELLED Concert - 4 Times Baroque

    Sunday 22 March 19:00-20:30

    The press describes them as the‘‘popstars of the early music scene’’. The Frankfurt-based quartet is one of the most exciting ensembles of the new generation of early music performers. For their concert at the second edition of Harpsichord en fête, 4 Times Baroque will perform pieces from their award-winning first CD “Caught in Italian Virtuosity” (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / Sony) including Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, and Giuseppe Sammartini among other.


  • Harpsichord en Fête !

    CANCELLED Baroque bal costumé - "Cousins at Court, Dance & Music for Louis XIV & Charles II"

    Monday 23 March 19:00-22:30

    Couldn’t get enough of The Palace of Versailles vibes? The baroque ball costumé « Cousins at Court, Dance & Music for Louis XIV & Charles II » led by Talitha MacKenzie with Tiffany Vong at the harpsichord will make you dream in pastel colours!


  • Library & Book Events

    CANCELLED Groupe de lecture: « Le turquetto » de Metin Arditi

    Wednesday 25 March 13:15-14:30

    A reading group will be gathering around « Le turquetto » by Metin Arditi. Enroll now!


  • Cinema

    CANCELLED Cinéma: Blanche comme neige

    Wednesday 25 March 14:00-16:00

    A modern French adaptation of the 19th-century German fairy tale Snow White starring, Isabelle Huppert


  • Cinema

    CANCELLED Cinéma: Blanche comme neige

    Wednesday 25 March 18:45-20:45

    A modern French adaptation of the 19th-century German fairy tale Snow White, starring Isabelle Huppert


  • Harpsichord en Fête !

    CANCELLED Concert - David Gerrard, Naomi Burrell and Gavin Kibble

    Wednesday 25 March 19:00-20:30

    Cellist and viola da gamba player Gavin Kibble will be joining British-Swiss violinist and historical performance specialist Naomi Burrell as well the harpsichordist, clavichordist, fortepianist and organist David Gerrard for a concert at the Harpsichord en fête. Their programme will include François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau, George Frideric Handel among others.


  • French Classes & Education

    Spring 2020: C’est la rentrée EN-LIGNE

    From 14 April to 29 June

    This spring, learning made unstoppable online! Our one-to-one and group classes will be available online from Monday the 14th of April to 29th of June. Check out our course offer and learn how to connect!


  • Info

    COVID-19 FRENCH COURSES & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

    From 15 April to 1 June

    Stay informed about the French Institute in Scotland current positioning in regards to the Language Centre, the French Classes, the Cultural Activities and the Library.


  • Info

    As the Institute and its Library are closed, rendez-vous on our Culturethèque online!

    From 15 April to 30 May

    The Institute and its Library will be exceptionally closed from Wednesday 18th March until further notice. However, our Culturethèque remains open and you can find a variety of content online.


  • Info

    COVID-19 UPDATE for French Citizens

    From 15 April to 1 June

    Find out updated information about the current situation.


  • Music

    Open Call for Musicians! Fête de la Musique

    From 16 April 23:05 to 3 May 17:00

    Are you a talented musician? Get in touch now to take part in our Fête de la Musique 2020 programme. The Fête de la Musique aka Music Day emerged from France in the 80s and is now celebrated worldwide, taking place on the 21st of June every year with a day-long series of FREE concerts.


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier littérature - Le temps qui reste

    Saturday 25 April 12:00-13:30

    Pour la septième séance, nous aborderons le livre de Santiago H. AMIGORENA, "Il y a un seul amour“ (Stock, 2020).


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier littérature - Session 8

    Saturday 30 May 12:00-13:30

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


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier littérature - Session 9

    Saturday 6 June 12:00-13:30

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


  • Kids & Teens

    2020 French and Drama Summer Camps

    From 29 June 16:30 to 10 July 17:30

    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 Theatre Sans Accents


 
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