We are 100 years old!

In 2010, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni (The French Institute in the UK) is celebrating its centenary with a series of special events.

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Meeting of minds

A series of encounters, ‘les dialogues du centenaire’, bring together well known British and French authors and film directors to discuss a wide range of challenging topics.

Cinéma, an act of love

Ciné lumière will screen a special series of films to mark the Institute's 100th birthday. Read more

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2010: A Year of Celebrations!

100 years old

Playing a pivotal role in Franco-British exchange, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni has also been at the heart of historical events that have shaken our two countries throughout the last century. Founded by a young and enterprising French woman, Marie d'Orliac, in 1910, the Institut found itself facing up to history from 1915, when it opened its doors to child refugees in the First World War and established the Lycée.

 

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Livres, cuisine et chocolat

Special Event | 17 May | 6.00pm | £15 | book online

ChocolatThe Association Culinaire Française is offering the Institut français a unique collection of old and rare cookery books, which will be made available to consult at la Médiathèque.  To mark this occasion and as part of the Centenary Celebrations, the Association and the Institut have teamed up to concoct a special event full of delights!  At a cocktail party held at the Institut, Sébastien Bruno, Chef Pâtissier at La Maison Ladurée in London, will present an exclusive Centenary Chocolate on behalf of the Association.

 

Retour de Flamme: Enfance du Cinéma

thu 22 apr  |  8.30pm | book online

This captivating two-hour show of rare silent films, rescued from obscurity and restored, will be accompanied live on piano by Serge Bromberg.

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Les dialogues du centenaire

Les Dialogues du CentenaireThe Institut put special emphasis on cross-cultural exchange, which it has always encouraged. A series of encounters, ‘les dialogues du centenaire’, bring together well known British and French authors and film directors to discuss a wide range of challenging topics. Read more and listen online the past talks

 

 

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History, Building Bridges

A look at the history of relations between France and the UK. Read more

Musique en Fanfare

Programme of concerts and live events culminating with the Exhibition Road Music Day in June.

Le Français à l'honneur

We will celebrate the French language with our Francophone and educational partners. Read more

Arts Calling

In the fields of visual & performing arts, the centenary will extend far beyond the Institut.