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  • Info

    Opening hours and Covid guidelines

    From 27 April to 31 December

    Stay informed of our closure and reopening announcements. Our library and cinema are now open!


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Vive le Fringe ! 2022 OPEN CALL

    From 13 September to 28 November

    Apply now to have a chance to be selected for our Vive le Fringe programme as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022! Deadline to apply: Sunday 28 November 2021


  • Visual Arts

    The Tolerance Project

    From 16 September 10:00 to 16 October 17:00

    The Tolerance Project is a travelling poster collection that celebrates and honors, through design, the starting point of all meaningful discourse: tolerance. It has brought a message of social acceptance to more than 300,000 people in twenty-four countries worldwide.


  • French Classes & Education

    Autumn Term 2021

    From 20 September to 6 December

    ON SITE at the Institute
    Join our Autumn term (starting on 20 Sept.) and get 10% Early Bird discount if you book before the 30th of August!


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

    From 4 to 8 October

    This year, the French Institute in Scotland is proud to host screenings of the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival in our premises. Discover the programme here!


  • Kids & Teens

    L’heure du conte

    Saturday 9 October 10:30-11:30

    Join our librarian Catherine to listen short stories in French with your wee ones!


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Une intime conviction

    Wednesday 13 October 14:00-16:00

    Since Nora attended the trial of Jacques Viguier, accused of the murder of his wife, she is convinced of his innocence. She convinces a tenor of the bar to defend him for his second trial, on appeal.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Une intime conviction

    Wednesday 13 October 18:45-20:45

    Since Nora attended the trial of Jacques Viguier, accused of the murder of his wife, she is convinced of his innocence. She convinces a tenor of the bar to defend him for his second trial, on appeal.


  • Kids & Teens

    L’heure du conte

    Saturday 16 October 10:30-11:30

    Join our librarian Catherine to listen short stories in French with your wee ones!


  • Music

    Music: Concert with De Beauvoir Trio

    Monday 18 October 18:00-19:00

    Join us as we welcome the musical ensemble De Beauvoir Trio, with violinist Enyuan Khong, pianist Elisabeth Pion and cellist Charlotte Kaslin for a live concert at the Institut Français d’Écosse.


  • Library & Book Events

    Talk with journalist Stéphanie Trouillard

    Tuesday 19 October 18:00-19:00

    We are delighted to welcome back Stéphanie Trouillard, journalist at France24, for an in-person conference at the Institute on her comic book Si je reviens un jour...


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Tu mérites un amour

    Wednesday 20 October 14:00-15:45

    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

    Cinema: Tu mérites un amour

    Wednesday 20 October 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.


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Kids: Selection of short animated films

    Saturday 23 October 10:30-11:30

    Our Ciné-Kids screenings are back once a month on Saturday. Free admission for all members of the IFE. The selection this week is a selection of short films.


  • Kids & Teens

    L’heure du conte

    Saturday 23 October 10:30-11:30

    Join our librarian Catherine to listen short stories in French with your wee ones!


  • Talks & Ideas

    Talk with Odile Hughson

    Tuesday 26 October 18:00-19:00

    We are delighted to welcome Odile Hughson at the Institut français d’Ecosse to present her book Royal Friendships


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Trois jours et une vie

    Wednesday 27 October 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 : the death of a dog, the vanishing of a child, and a big ravaging storm.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Franco-Scottish Society (Edinburgh): Presentation of French Film Festival UK 2021

    Wednesday 27 October 16:15-18:15

    The IFE is delighted to partner with the FSS (Edinburgh branch) and host their series of talks taking place at the Institute. Accessible to FSS and IFE members only.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Trois jours et une vie

    Wednesday 27 October 18:45-20:45

    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 : the death of a dog, the vanishing of a child, and a big ravaging storm.


  • Library & Book Events

    Groupe de lecture ’Assassins !’ by Jean-Paul Delfino

    Thursday 28 October 13:15-14:15

    The Groupe de Lecture is back ON SITE. Register and join the club! Members only.


  • Library & Book Events

    Talk with Dana Rufolo: I am Viola da Gamba and Joyn: Narrative Poetry in Performance

    Thursday 28 October 18:00-20:00

    The Institut français d’Ecosse is delighted to have theatre critic, performer and Luxembourg writer Dana Rufolo, who will be talking about her creative work for the Conservatoire de Luxembourg. The conference is free and open to all.


  • Theatre

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

    Friday 29 October 10:00-17:00

    Dr Dana Rufolo, 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.


  • Music

    Music: Electro-Acoustic Concert

    Friday 29 October 18:00-19:00

    Join us as we welcome violinist Diane Aidenbaum, cellist Timothée Botbol and electronic musician Pascal Savy  for a concert at the Institut français d’Ecosse.


  • Kids & Teens

    L’heure du conte

    Saturday 30 October 10:30-11:30

    Join our librarian Catherine to listen short stories in French with your wee ones!


  • Cinema

    IFcinéma à la carte

    From 1 November 10:00 to 30 November 11:00

    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

    Cinema: Il était une forêt

    Wednesday 3 November 14:00-15:30

    Written and directed by Luc Jaquet, Once Upon a Forest invites the spectator into a never-before-seen world of natural wonder and staggering beauty. For the first time, we will be able to watch a rainforest growing before our eyes.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Il était une forêt

    Wednesday 3 November 18:45-20:10

    Written and directed by Luc Jaquet, Once Upon a Forest invites the spectator into a never-before-seen world of natural wonder and staggering beauty. For the first time, we will be able to watch a rainforest growing before our eyes.


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier Littérature - Des livres et vous : Le Premier exil, Santiago Amigorena

    Saturday 6 November 12:00-13:00

    Les ateliers Des livres et vous sont de retour avec une session le samedi 6 novembre 2021 sur le livre Le Premier exil de Santiago Amigorena.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: L’Âme du vin

    Wednesday 10 November 14:00-15:45

    Wine is birthed from the encounter between land, sky, and Man. Each year in Burgundy, the success of its vintage is a veritable epic.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Franco-Scottish Society (Edinburgh): Les forêts communales en Ecosse et en France par Héloïse Le Moal

    Wednesday 10 November 16:15-18:15

    The IFE is delighted to partner with the FSS (Edinburgh branch) and host their series of talks taking place at the Institute. Please Accessible to FSS and IFE members only.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: L’Âme du vin

    Wednesday 10 November 18:45-20:30

    Wine is birthed from the encounter between land, sky, and Man. Each year in Burgundy, the success of its vintage is a veritable epic.


  • Wine & Gastronomy

    Wine Tasting

    Thursday 11 November 18:00-19:30

    Wine Tastings at the French Institute are back!
    To celebrate COP 26 taking place in Scotland, our wine tasting will take us through a Tour de France of organic, environmentally conscious wine producers.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Le salaire de la peur

    Friday 12 November 18:00-20:00

    We are delighted to welcome the Edinburgh Film Guild for a series of screenings taking place once a month, on Fridays until December 2021. This film this month is Le salaire de la peur


  • Cinema

    German cinema: Gundermann

    Tuesday 16 November 18:45-20:30

    In proud partnership with the Goethe Institut
    The movie deals with the real life story of East German singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann and his struggles with music, life as a coal miner and his dealings with the secret police of the GDR


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Le sel des larmes

    Wednesday 17 November 14:00-15:45

    A provincial youngster who travels up to Paris to sit an entrance exam for a "grande école". His path crosses that of a young woman and they strike up a short-lived relationship.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Le sel des larmes

    Wednesday 17 November 18:45-20:30

    A provincial youngster who travels up to Paris to sit an entrance exam for a "grande école". His path crosses that of a young woman and they strike up a short-lived relationship.


  • Music

    Music: Piano recital with Louise Cournarie and Antoine Préat

    Friday 19 November 18:00-19:00

    Join us as we welcome the musical ensemble with pianists Louise Cournarie and Antoine Préat for a Piano recital at the Institut Français d’Écosse.


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Family: Calamity

    Saturday 20 November 10:30-12:00

    1863, a convoy in the American West, Martha Jane needs to learn how to take care of horses to drive the family wagon. Except she ends up wearing pants and cutting her hair. The scandal that its stark character provokes will force to face all the dangers in a gigantic and wild world where everything is possible.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Play

    Wednesday 24 November 14:00-16:00

    In 1993, Max was 13 when he was offered his first camera and filmed friends, loves, successes, failures for 25 years. From the 90s to the 2010s, it is the portrait of a generation that emerges through its lens.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Play

    Wednesday 24 November 18:45-20:40

    In 1993, Max was 13 when he was offered his first camera and filmed friends, loves, successes, failures for 25 years. From the 90s to the 2010s, it is the portrait of a generation that emerges through its lens.


  • Library & Book Events

    Groupe de lecture ’Syngué sabour. Pierre de patience’ by Atiq Rahimi

    Thursday 25 November 13:00-14:00

    The Groupe de Lecture is back ON SITE. Register and join the club! Members only.


  • Visual Arts

    Digital Artist Residency: New Forms of Togertherness

    From 1 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

    Cinema: Les choses qu’on dit les choses qu’on fait

    Wednesday 1 December 14:00-16:00

    Waiting for her boyfriend to join her on a country vacation, three months pregnant Daphne bonds with his cousin Maxime, and their shared intimacy brings them closer together into a full fledged love affair.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Les choses qu’on dit les choses qu’on fait

    Wednesday 1 December 18:45-20:45

    Waiting for her boyfriend to join her on a country vacation, three months pregnant Daphne bonds with his cousin Maxime, and their shared intimacy brings them closer together into a full fledged love affair.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Madame De...

    Friday 3 December 18:00-20:00

    We are delighted to welcome the Edinburgh Film Guild for a series of screenings taking place once a month, on Fridays until December 2021. The film this month is Madame De...


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier Littérature - Des livres et vous : La Clarté Notre-Dame, Philippe Jaccottet

    Saturday 4 December 12:00-13:00

    Les ateliers Des livres et vous sont de retour avec une session le samedi 4 décembre 2021 sur le livre La Clarté Notre-Dame de Philippe Jaccottet.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: La Vie scolaire

    Wednesday 8 December 14:00-16:00

    The daily life of a school located in Saint Denis.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: La Vie scolaire

    Wednesday 8 December 18:45-20:45

    The daily life of a school located in Saint Denis.


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Family: Petit Vampire

    Saturday 11 December 10:30-12:00

    A friendship forms between a never-aging 10-year-old vampire and an orphan schoolboy, but a moon headed monster throws obstacles in their paths.


  • Music

    Music: Concert with Maxime Zecchini and Isabelle Durin

    Monday 13 December 18:00-19:00

    Join us as we welcome pianist Maxime Zecchini and violonist Isabelle Durin for our last concert of the year!


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Adieu les cons

    Wednesday 15 December 14:00-15:30

    When 43-year-old hairdresser Suze Trappet decides to go looking for a child she was forced to abandon, she crosses paths with JB, a 50-year-old man in the middle of a burnout, and Mr. Blin, a blind archivist prone to overenthusiasm. The unlikely trio set off on a hilarious and poignant helter-skelter journey across the city in search of Suze’s long-lost child.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Adieu les cons

    Wednesday 15 December 18:45-20:15

    When 43-year-old hairdresser Suze Trappet decides to go looking for a child she was forced to abandon, she crosses paths with JB, a 50-year-old man in the middle of a burnout, and Mr. Blin, a blind archivist prone to overenthusiasm. The unlikely trio set off on a hilarious and poignant helter-skelter journey across the city in search of Suze’s long-lost child.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Franco-Scottish Society (Edinburgh): "Pretty Costumes and rendering movement" - Degas’ pretext for painting dancers?

    Wednesday 26 January 2022 16:15-18:15

    The IFE is delighted to partner with the FSS (Edinburgh branch) and host their series of talks taking place at the Institute. Accessible to FSS and IFE members only.


  • 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.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Franco-Scottish Society (Edinburgh): Les James Gordon Bennett, journalistes : Un Écossais à New York, un Américain à Paris.

    Wednesday 16 February 2022 16:15-18:15

    The IFE is delighted to partner with the FSS (Edinburgh branch) and host their series of talks taking place at the Institute. Accessible to FSS and IFE members only.


 
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