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  • French Classes & Education

    Autumn Term 2020

    From 22 September 2020 08:00 to 7 December 2020 17:30

    Our Autumn Term will begin on the 22nd of September, ONLINE for adults. In the meantime, youth courses will take place on-site. Enrolments now closed.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Continuer

    Wednesday 14 October 2020 14:00-16:00

    Sybille has persuaded her adult son Samuel to come on a trek in the hope of finding a new rapport - but challenges await, as much from their own personalities as from the arduous landscape.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Continuer

    Wednesday 14 October 2020 18:45-20:30

    Sybille has persuaded her adult son Samuel to come on a trek in the hope of finding a new rapport - but challenges await, as much from their own personalities as from the arduous landscape.


  • Music

    Virtual Music Event: Christine Bovill

    Tuesday 20 October 2020 18:00-19:00

    Winner of “Spirit Of The Fringe” 2017 in Edinburgh, Glasgow chanteuse Christine Bovill will be with us for a virtual concert.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : L’Heure de la sortie

    Wednesday 21 October 2020 14:00-16:00

    A replacement teacher arrives in a class of elite students after their professor jumps out of the window. He soon notices the strangely violent behaviour of this united group of six.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : L’Heure de la sortie

    Wednesday 21 October 2020 18:45-20:30

    A replacement teacher arrives in a class of elite students after their professor jumps out of the window. He soon notices the strangely violent behaviour of this united group of six.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Mais vous êtes fous

    Wednesday 28 October 2020 14:00-16:00

    Roman loves Camille as much as he loves his two daughters. But he is hiding from all of them a serious problem of addiction, which could endanger his dearest.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Mais vous êtes fous

    Wednesday 28 October 2020 18:45-20:30

    Roman loves Camille as much as he loves his two daughters. But he is hiding from all of them a serious problem of addiction, which could endanger his dearest.


  • Wine & Gastronomy

    Online Wine Tasting with l’Alliance Française de Glasgow

    Thursday 29 October 2020 18:30-20:00

    The French Institute in Scotland is delighted to introduce you to the Alliance Française in Glasgow’s online wine tasting, accessible to IFE’s members.


  • Library & Book Events

    Virtual talk with Stéphanie Trouillard

    Tuesday 3 November 2020 18:00-19:00

    The French Institute in Scotland is proud to host a virtual talk with Stéphanie Trouillard on her new comic book Si je reviens un jour.... The talk will be in French.


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier Littérature - Session 2 : Katábasis, Monologues Tragiques en Littérature

    Saturday 7 November 2020 12:00-13:30

    Les ateliers Des livres et vous sont de retour avec une deuxième session le samedi 7 Novembre 2020. Le thème est ’Katábasis : monologues tragiques en littérature’.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Virtual Talk: illustrations et livres de Jules Verne

    Thursday 19 November 2020 18:00-19:00

    Our Head of Library, Catherine, will give a virtual talk on Jules Verne and the illustrated books available in our library.


  • Visual Arts

    Concours d’Ecriture

    From 26 November 2020 to 20 December 2020

    Each year the French Institute in Scotland, the Franco-Scottish Society (Edinburgh Branch), the Goethe Institut in Glasgow and Edinburgh College organise a Concours d’Ecriture (writing contest). This year, the texts and visuals can be seen online!


  • Kids & Teens

    Kids: Ateliers Noël Theatre & Craft

    Friday 27 November 2020 14:00-16:30

    NEW!

    Come join Emily from the IFE and Marion from Theatre Sans Accents for three afternoons of THEATRE and CRAFTS activities for kids (6-12 yo), all in French!


  • Parties & Celebrations

    Marché de Noël virtuel 2020

    From 1 December 2020 to 4 January 2021

    This year, the French Institute in Scotland is celebrating French talents by hosting a virtual Christmas Market gathering French creators based in Scotland. Come and enjoy the participants’ creations!


  • Kids & Teens

    Kids: Ateliers Noël Theatre & Craft

    Friday 4 December 2020 14:00-16:30

    NEW!

    Come join Emily from the IFE and Marion from Theatre Sans Accents for three afternoons of THEATRE and CRAFTS activities for kids (6-12 yo), all in French!


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier Littérature - Session 3 : Enlacés par l’Histoire, Un Conte d’Exils

    Saturday 5 December 2020 12:00-13:30

    Les ateliers Des livres et vous sont de retour avec une troisième session le samedi 5 Decembre 2020. Le thème est ’Enlacés par l’histoire : un conte d’exils’.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Virtual Talk: Celebrate #WorldClimateDay with us

    Tuesday 8 December 2020 18:00-19:00

    This virtual talk will gather experts around environmental questions and the release of a new book on the Isle of Eigg, a unique island with the world’s first renewably powered electricity grid. Photo by Charles Delcourt.


  • French Classes & Education

    Lab: Revues de Presse

    From 9 December 2020 10:00 to 19 December 2020 12:00

    NEW!

    At this lab, we will be discussing press reviews that students will receive prior to sessions. Topics will cover any subject except Covid. Book now!


  • Library & Book Events

    Online Café Littéraire with l’Alliance Française de Glasgow

    From 11 to 14 December 2020

    The French Institute in Scotland is delighted to introduce you to the Alliance Française’s online Cafés Littéraires, accesible to IFE’s members.


  • Kids & Teens

    Kids: Ateliers Noël Theatre & Craft

    Friday 11 December 2020 14:00-16:30

    NEW!

    Come join Emily from the IFE and Marion from Theatre Sans Accents for three afternoons of THEATRE and CRAFTS activities for kids (6-12 yo), all in French!


  • Info

    #CLOSURE: Stay informed

    From 20 December 2020 to 28 March 2021

    Following the recent announcements, the Institute, its cinema and library are closed until further notice. Courses continue online.


  • French Classes & Education

    Winter Term 2021

    From 11 January 09:00 to 27 March 17:30

    Bookings are now closed for our Winter Term. Thank you all for such an excellent turnout. See you in Spring or in our one-to-one classes!


  • Talks & Ideas

    Rewatch: Together for the planet

    Thursday 28 January 17:00-18:00

    Rewatch the debate with Dr Emma Woodham, Tessa Brock and Emily Benson, chaired by Dr Guillaume Latombe on the environment and the idea of being together for the planet. Free and in English.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Rewatch: Living together in post-Brexit Scotland

    Thursday 28 January 18:30-19:30

    Rewatch the conversation with Ms Jenny Gilruth MSP, Ambassador Pierre Vimont, Lord Menzies Campbell, professor Paul James Cardwell, professor Murray Pittock, chaired by Etienne Duval on how to live together in post-Brexit Scotland. Free and in English. The event is introduced by Laurence Païs, Consul General of France in Scotland.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Rewatch: Reinventing our future together

    Thursday 28 January 20:00-21:00

    Rewatch the talk with Sylvie Denis, Ken MacLeod, Martin Villeneuve chaired by Dr Una McCormack on science fiction and its role in shaping and reimagining our future together. Free and in English.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Rewatch: Experiencing music together

    Thursday 28 January 21:30-23:00

    With the closure of nightlife activities, rewatch the virtual electronic musical experience gathering the clubbing community together with the DJs Méline, nunu and Violeta West. Free event on MixCloud.


  • French Classes & Education

    Concours de la Francophonie 2021

    From 1 February to 21 March

    The Institut français d’Ecosse launches le Concours de la Francophonie 2021, a national school competition to encourage all young French learners and their teachers around Scotland and to celebrate the international day of La Francophonie.


  • Cinema

    IFcinéma à la carte

    From 8 February to 10 April

    IFcinéma à la carte is back and will accompany you throughout 2021 with a selection of online films available for free wherever you are in the world!


  • Talks & Ideas

    Franco-Scottish Society virtual talk: L’histoire d’Aubigny-sur-Nère et son lien avec l’Ecosse

    Wednesday 17 February 19:00-21:00

    A trip to Aubigny l’Ecossaise, the most Scottish of all French towns. The talk will be in French, hosted by Gerry Toner of Glasgow Branch and Vee Walker of Highland Branch with guest speaker is M. François Gresset.


  • Cinema

    La Fête du Court Métrage

    From 1 to 30 March

    IFcinéma celebrates throughout March 2021 La Fête du Court Métrage with a selection of online short films available for free wherever you are in the world!


  • Visual Arts

    Femmes Humanitaires, the virtual exhibition

    From 5 to 12 March

    Presented on the occasion of the National Humanitarian Conference 2020, this exhibition highlights the commitment of women to humanitarian action. Come see the virtual exhibition and pay tribute to them with us!


  • Cinema

    Ciné Club: La Francophonie fait son cinéma

    From 5 to 31 March

    To celebrate La Semaine de la Francophonie, the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom and the Québec Government Office in London, with the support of the Francophonie UK group, bring you six Quebecois/Canadian movies and documentaries to watch for free online.


  • Wine & Gastronomy

    Atelier virtuel de pâtisserie française

    Friday 5 March 16:00-17:00

    Come discover or rediscover French pâtisserie with Nathalie, Cheffe graduated from the Ecole Cordon Bleu. A moment of conviviality, online and live, with recipe easy to follow with step-by-step guidance. Join, bake, ask questions, and share your enthusiasm for baking with us!


  • Talks & Ideas

    International Women’s Day 2021

    Monday 8 March

    Celebrate International Women’s Day with us! Find out about our programme for the day.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Online Talk: with Robert Crawford and Paul Malgrati on Curriculum Violette

    Monday 8 March 18:00-19:00

    Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day with an online discussion with poet and biographer Robert Crawford and translator Paul Malgrati.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Franco-Scottish Society virtual talk: You don’t understand, do you? by Gillean Arjat

    Wednesday 10 March 16:15-17:30

    Members of the IFE can join this virtual talk with guest speaker Gillean Arjat. It will touch on intercultural misunderstandings or misconstructions and will draw on some of Gillean’s own experiences between the Scottish and Moroccan way of life.


  • Cinema

    French Film Festival UK @home

    From 12 to 27 March

    fff@home returns and offers you three weekends of French Films online. Tickets are on sale now!


  • Semaine de la Francophonie

    Semaine de la Francophonie 2021

    From 13 to 21 March

    Celebrate La Semaine de la Francophonie with us and our programme of online events.


  • Library & Book Events

    Groupe de Lecture : ’Le Petit Terroriste’ by Omar Youssef Souleimane

    Thursday 18 March 13:15-14:15

    The Groupe de Lecture is back! The new sessions will take place online (for now) with Catherine Guiat. Register and join the club! Members only.


  • Semaine de la Francophonie

    Francophonie Virtual Quiz!

    Thursday 18 March 18:00-19:00

    Join us to celebrate Francophonie Week with a special quiz, in partnership with the Alliance Française Glasgow!


  • Semaine de la Francophonie

    Online Talk: with In Koli Jean Bofane

    Friday 19 March 17:00-18:30

    The IFE, the University of Edinburgh and the IFRU are proud to welcome the celebrated Congolese author In Koli Jean Bofane for an online talk. The event is free and open to all. Register now to attend.


  • Visual Arts

    Digital Artist Residency: New Forms of Togertherness

    From 22 March to 31 December

    The French Institute in Scotland is delighted to announce that French artist Marion Carré, German artist Siri Black and Scottish artist Libby Odai have been selected for the digital residency programme organised in partnership with the Alliance Française Glasgow and the Goethe Institut.


  • Cinema

    TV5MONDEPlus

    From 22 March to 31 December

    Watch numerous programmes streamed in French and subtitled in 5 different languages. TV5MONDEplus is an online platform entirely free, available everywhere at any time.


  • Visual Arts

    Virtual Studio Visit with Libby Odai

    Tuesday 23 March 18:00-19:00

    Join us for a special virtual studio visit with Scottish artist Libby Odai! Libby Odai is one of the three artists selected for the digital residency programme “New Forms of Togetherness“, in partnership with the Goethe Institut Glasgow and the Alliance Française Glasgow.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Online Talk with Harriet Welty Rochefort

    Wednesday 7 April 18:00-19:00

    Join the AF Glasgow to meet French-American author & journalist Harriet Welty Rochefort for a presentation of her first novel Final Transgression, inspired by the true story of Séverine Sevanot during the Vichy regime.


  • French Classes & Education

    Spring Term 2021

    From 19 April 10:00 to 3 July 17:00

    Our Spring Term 2021 will start on Monday 19 April. Book your class now! Limited-time deal: 10% Early Bird discount on all enrolments until Sunday, the 28th of March.


  • Music

    Harpsichord en Fête

    From 11 to 12 June

    Join us for an annual celebration of Baroque music and discover European harpsichordists and new ways to approach the Baroque era.


  • Music

    La Fête de la Musique

    Monday 21 June

    Since 1982, every 21st of June, the crowds flow into the streets to enjoy free musical celebrations. La fête de la musique started in France and is now celebrated worldwide. Our open call is OPEN.


  • French Classes & Education

    Save the Date: Summer Term 2021

    From 5 July 09:30 to 11 August 17:00

    Putting a placeholder in your calendar for our Summer Term 2021 French Classes.


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Vive le Fringe !

    From 6 to 30 August

    The IFE is an official venue of the Fringe festival and welcomes French companies and/or artists to perform during the month of August in Edinburgh. Our open call for 2021 is now CLOSED.


  • Architecture

    Doors Open Days 2021

    From 25 to 26 September

    Every year, we celebrate ’Les Journées du Patrimoine’ - Doors Open Days. Relive our 2020 virtual edition and discover the 2021 programme.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Replay the 2021 Night of Ideas

    Thursday 27 January 2022

    Every year in January, the French Institute’s network celebrates La Nuit des Idées (The Night of Ideas) with conferences, activities and talks around a common theme. Rewatch our 2021 free and online events and stay informed of the 2022 edition.


 
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