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  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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


    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.

Institut Français Écosse 2021