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  • Info

    Find out what we are doing to keep you safe

    From 4 August to 31 October

    Our library, cinema and the Bistrot have reopened.


  • French Classes & Education

    Autumn Term 2020

    From 22 September 08:00 to 7 December 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.


  • Music

    Virtual Music Event: Christine Bovill

    Tuesday 20 October 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 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 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.


  • Library & Book Events

    Online Café Littéraire with l’Alliance Française de Glasgow

    From 23 October to 14 December

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


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Mais vous êtes fous

    Wednesday 28 October 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 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 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 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.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Tu mérites un amour

    Wednesday 4 November 14:00-16:00

    After Rémi’s infidelity, Lila has a hard time dealing with their break-up. One day, he announces that he will travel alone to Bolivia to try to understand his mistakes.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Tu mérites un amour

    Wednesday 4 November 18:45-20:30

    After Rémi’s infidelity, Lila has a hard time dealing with their break-up. One day, he announces that he will travel alone to Bolivia to try to understand his mistakes.


  • French Classes & Education

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

    Saturday 7 November 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’.


  • Cinema

    German Cinema: Der Junge muss an die frische Luft (All about me)

    Tuesday 10 November 18:45-20:30

    In proud partnership with the Goethe Institut
    Based on Hape Kerkeling’s eponymous autobiographical novel about his childhood in the Ruhr area and his later career.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Trois jours et une vie

    Wednesday 18 November 14:00-16:00

    Christmas 1999, in a peaceful little village in the Ardennes. The life of a young boy named Antoine will soon be devastated by three tragic events.
    Screening in partnership with the French Film Festival UK.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Trois jours et une vie

    Wednesday 18 November 18:45-20:30

    Christmas 1999, in a peaceful little village in the Ardennes. The life of a young boy named Antoine will soon be devastated by three tragic events.
    Screening in partnership with the French Film Festival UK.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Une vie violente

    Wednesday 25 November 14:00-16:00

    Stephane moves to Paris to flee his past. The death of a former comrade brings back memories of his transformation from a middle-class youth with conventional aspirations to a radicalised activist with dangerous ties.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Une vie violente

    Wednesday 25 November 18:45-20:30

    Stephane moves to Paris to flee his past. The death of a former comrade brings back memories of his transformation from a middle-class youth with conventional aspirations to a radicalised activist with dangerous ties.


  • Kids & Teens

    Kids: Ateliers Noël Theatre & Craft

    Friday 27 November 14:00-16:30

    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 to 25 December

    This year, the French Institute in Scotland is celebrating French talents by hosting a virtual Christmas Market gathering French creators based in Scotland.

    Vous souhaitez participer ? Contactez-nous !


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : L’Adieu à la nuit

    Wednesday 2 December 14:00-16:00

    Muriel farms horses and owns an almond plantation. When her grandson comes to visit her for one last time before he leaves for Canada. She learns that he has dark secrets.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : L’Adieu à la nuit

    Wednesday 2 December 18:45-20:30

    Muriel farms horses and owns an almond plantation. When her grandson comes to visit her for one last time before he leaves for Canada. She learns that he has dark secrets.


  • Kids & Teens

    Kids: Ateliers Noël Theatre & Craft

    Friday 4 December 14:00-16:30

    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 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’.


  • Kids & Teens

    Kids: Ateliers Noël Theatre & Craft

    Friday 11 December 14:00-16:30

    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

    Winter Term 2021

    From 11 January 2021 09:00 to 27 March 2021 17:30

    We will be holding our Winter Term exclusively online, book your course only if you are happy to follow it online via Zoom. 10% Earlybird discount on enrolments before the 21st of December. Book now!


  • Talks & Ideas

    La Nuit des idées

    Thursday 28 January 2021

    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.


  • Music

    Harpsichord en fête

    From 17 to 24 March 2021

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


  • French Classes & Education

    Save the Date: Spring Term 2021

    From 12 April 2021 09:30 to 26 June 2021 17:00

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


  • Music

    La Fête de la Musique

    Monday 21 June 2021

    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 1 July 2021 09:30 to 7 August 2021 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 2021

    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 2021

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


 
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