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  • 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!

  • 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!

  • French Classes & Education

    Lab: Revues de Presse

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


    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


    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: From December 20

    From 20 December 2020 to 31 January 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

    La Nuit des idées

    Thursday 28 January

    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 - which this year is ’TOGETHER’. Join us for free and online events on Thursday 28 January!

  • Talks & Ideas

    La Nuit des Idées : Together for the planet

    Thursday 28 January 17:00-18:00

    Join us for a 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. Talk in English, Free and Livestreamed on Facebook at 5:00pm.

  • Talks & Ideas

    La Nuit des Idées : Living together in post-Brexit Scotland

    Thursday 28 January 18:30-19:30

    Join us for an online conversation with 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. Talk in English, Free and Livestreamed on Facebook at 6:30pm. The event will be introduced by Laurence Païs, Consul General of France in Scotland.

  • Talks & Ideas

    La Nuit des Idées : Reinventing our future together

    Thursday 28 January 20:00-21:00

    Join us for a 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 - and the future of our interactions - together. Talk in English, Free and Livestreamed on Facebook at 8:00pm.

  • Talks & Ideas

    La Nuit des Idées : Experiencing music together

    Thursday 28 January 21:30-23:00

    With the closure of nightlife activities, join us for a virtual electronic musical experience gathering the clubbing community together with the DJs Méline and nunu. Musical event, Free and Livestreamed on Facebook, starting at 9:30pm.

  • Music

    Harpsichord en fête

    From 17 to 24 March

    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 09:30 to 26 June 17:00

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

  • 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 1 July 09:30 to 7 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.

Institut Français Écosse 2021