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  • French Classes & Education

    Parler de Cinéma

    From 13 January to 23 March

    L’objectif du cours est de communiquer en français (compétences linguistiques niveau C1+/C2) sur l’histoire récente du cinéma français. Ce cours propose un riche éventail de films allant de ceux d’Agnès Varda aux héritiers de la Nouvelle Vague. Les lundi soirs, du 18h à 20h.


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier de traduction littéraire

    From 23 January to 2 April

    L’objectif du cours est de révéler, à travers les genres littéraires (que ce soit de la fiction ou du journalisme), le travail derrière tout ouvrage en cours de traduction. Compétences linguistiques requises pour suivre ce cours: niveau C1+/C2. Changement d’horaire: les jeudis, de 13h30 au15h30.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Music

    Concert: Classical Rush Hour by the Edinburgh Quartet

    Thursday 6 February 18:00-19:00

    The Institut français is delighted to host Classical Rush Hour concert series by the Edinburgh Quartet all throughout Spring 2020! One of Britain’s foremost chamber ensembles regularly appearing at prestigious venues across the UK and toured extensively across the world. End of Day couldn’t sound better!


  • 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.


  • Music

    Open Call for Musicians! Fête de la Musique

    From 20 February 23:05 to 3 April 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.


  • 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.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Celebrating Céline Sciamma

    From 28 February 14:00 to 22 March 16:00

    The Institut français d’Ecosse is proud to be partnering with the Filmhouse and Centre of Moving Image to celebrate Céline Sciamma’s work by organising multiple screenings of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Waterlilies and Girlhood.


  • 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 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

    Cinéma: "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

    Cinéma: "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

    Cinéma: "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

    Cinéma: "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

    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

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

    Friday 13 March 10:00-17:00

    Dr Dana Rufulo, 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

    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

    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

    Film Québécois: 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

    Open Call for Schools! Concours de la francophonie

    From 20 March 00:00 to 31 March

    New school year, new projects! Le concours de la francophonie is open to all Scottish schools! Do not miss the chance to win French books and a full immersion day for your class.


  • Harpsichord en Fête !

    Concert - John Kitchen & Sally Carr

    Friday 20 March 19:00-21:30

    The Opening Ceremony of the 2nd edition of Harpsichord en fête! Festival in partnership with St Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum will take place at the Institut français d’Ecosse with a John Kitchen and Sally Carr concert.


  • Music

    Harpsichord en Fête Festival - 2nd edition 2020

    From 20 March 19:00 to 27 March 20:00

    The Institut français d’Ecosse proudly announces the second edition of its Harpsichord en fête festival in partnership with St. Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum, home of the University of Edinburgh’s internationally renowned collection of musical instruments.


  • French Classes & Education

    Open Days! Spring Term

    Saturday 21 March

    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. Stay tuned, more information on Spring 2020 Open Days will be available shortly.


  • Harpsichord en Fête !

    Workshop - Learn baroque dancing 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 !

    Concert - Jan Waterfield, Rory McCleery and László Rózsa

    Saturday 21 March 19:00-20:00

    The Institut français d’Ecosse proudly announces the second edition of its Harpsichord en fête! festival in partnership with St. Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum, home of the University of Edinburgh’s internationally renowned collection of musical instruments.


  • Harpsichord en Fête !

    Concert - 4 Times Baroque

    Sunday 22 March 19:00-20:30

    The Institut français d’Ecosse proudly announces the second edition of its Harpsichord en fête! festival in partnership with St. Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum, home of the University of Edinburgh’s internationally renowned collection of musical instruments. Freshly dispatched from Germany, 4 Times Baroque goes by "Baroque is the New Modern"!


  • Harpsichord en Fête !

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

    Monday 23 March 19:00-22:30

    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!


  • Harpsichord en Fête !

    Concert- Guilia Nuti

    Tuesday 24 March 19:00-20:00

    The Institut français d’Ecosse proudly announces the second edition of its Harpsichord en fête! festival in partnership with St. Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum, home of the University of Edinburgh’s internationally renowned collection of musical instruments.


  • Cinema

    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

    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 !

    Concert - David Gerrard, Naomi Burrell and Gavin Kibble

    Wednesday 25 March 19:00-20:30

    The Institut français d’Ecosse proudly announces the second edition of its Harpsichord en fête! festival in partnership with St. Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum, home of the University of Edinburgh’s internationally renowned collection of musical instruments.


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Récré: L’Île de Black Mór

    Friday 27 March 14:00-16:00

    A 15-year-old hard labourer, together with his crew, sets out to sea in search of the famous pirate Black Mor’s treasure.


  • Harpsichord en Fête !

    Concert - Diego Ares

    Friday 27 March 19:00-20:30

    A Diego Ares concert will be closing this year’s Harpsichord en fête! festival in partnership with St. Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum, home of the University of Edinburgh’s internationally renowned collection of musical instruments.. See you next year at the 3rd edition!


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier littérature - Prendre Racine: les textes entremêlés (1670, 2015)

    Saturday 28 March 12:00-13:30

    Pour la sixième séance, nous aborderons le livre de Nathalie Azoulai, "Titus n’aimait pas Bérénice“ (P.O.L, 2015), Prix Medicis en 2015.


  • Theatre

    Theatre: Les Escogriffes - Dom Juan, Molière

    From 2 to 4 April

    Les Escogriffes is the Edinburgh University French Theatre Society offering high-quality French theatre with an emphasis on fun!


  • Music

    Hors les Murs: EIHF 2020

    From 3 to 8 April

    This year, the Institut français d’Ecosse is one of the official supporters of the Edinburgh International Harp Festival.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Conference - Results of the French election

    Monday 6 April 18:00-20:00

    Save the date for the conference on the results of the French election. Event in partnership with the French Politics, Policy and Society Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association (PSA) of the University of Glasgow. Further information and bookings will be available shortly.


  • French Classes & Education

    Spring 2020: C’est la rentrée! (Coming Soon)

    Tuesday 14 April 00:00-23:30

    Put a placeholder on your calendar: more information about the Spring Term 2020 will be available shortly.


  • Music

    Concert: Trio Andé

    Tuesday 21 April 19:00-20:00


  • 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).


  • Music

    Concert: Classical Rush Hour by the Edinburgh Quartet

    Thursday 30 April 18:00-19:00

    The Institut français is delighted to host Classical Rush Hour concert series by the Edinburgh Quartet all throughout Spring 2020! One of Britain’s foremost chamber ensembles regularly appearing at prestigious venues across the UK and toured extensively across the world. End of Day couldn’t sound better!


  • Music

    Concert: Classical Rush Hour by the Edinburgh Quartet

    Tuesday 19 May 18:00-19:00

    The Institut français is delighted to host Classical Rush Hour concert series by the Edinburgh Quartet all throughout Spring 2020! One of Britain’s foremost chamber ensembles regularly appearing at prestigious venues across the UK and toured extensively across the world. End of Day couldn’t sound better!


  • 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.


  • Dance

    Trio Forj

    Saturday 30 May 19:30-22:30

    The Institut français d’Ecosse will be welcoming Trio Forj for an evening of ’danse Bretonne’.


  • Music

    Concert: Classical Rush Hour by the Edinburgh Quartet

    Tuesday 9 June 18:00-19:00

    The Institut français is delighted to host Classical Rush Hour concert series by the Edinburgh Quartet all throughout Spring 2020! One of Britain’s foremost chamber ensembles regularly appearing at prestigious venues across the UK and toured extensively across the world. End of Day couldn’t sound better!


  • Library & Book Events

    Talk: Françoise Sylvestre

    Thursday 11 June

    Information on this event will be available shortly.


  • Music

    Fête de la Musique Concert: cosamentale

    Sunday 21 June

    The Fête de la Musique aka Music Day emerged in the 80s from France and is now celebrated worldwide. "cosamentale" will be with us this year for a FREE concert for those willing to experience the Parisian experimental electronic music scene in Scotland. Save the Date! Bookings will be available shortly.


  • Music

    Fête de la Musique Concert: Elír Trio

    Sunday 21 June

    The Fête de la Musique aka Music Day emerged in the 80s from France and is now celebrated worldwide. The Glaswegian eclectic music trio Elír will be with us for a FREE feast for ears this year. Save the Date! Bookings will be available shortly.


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier littérature - Session 9

    Saturday 27 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


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Vive le Fringe! 2020

    From 7 to 31 August

    Put a placeholder on your calendar: the events program will be available shortly.


 
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