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

Your digital Institute

In May, Culturethèque has been launched, giving public UK-wide access to new cultural and educational resources.
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Centenary Celebrations Official Launch, 12 January 2010

At the opening reception hosted at the Résidence de France on 12 January 2010, French Ambassador Maurice Gourdault-Montagne introduced the eminent British and French members who have agreed to serve on the centenary celebrations honorary committee.

Maurice Gou...
Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, French Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Laurence Au...
Laurence Auer, director of the Institut français and Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, French Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Laurence Au...
Laurence Auer, director of the Institut français
Sir Stuart ...
Sir Stuart Bell MP
Christopher...
Christopher MacLehose, Publisher
Sir Howard ...
Sir Howard Davies, Director, London School of Economics
Maurice Gou...
Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, French Ambassador to the UK and Christopher MacLehose, Publisher
Quentin Bla...
Quentin Blake (in the centre)
Lord & Lady...
Lord & Lady Janvrin, Anne-Elisabeth Buxtorf, Head of the Multi-Media Library, Institut français
Chantal Mor...
Chantal Morel, M. & Mme Cyril Kinski (Marie d'Orliac's grandson)
Maurice Gou...
Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, French Ambassador to the UK & Joseph Seelig, Director Mime Festival
Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
Julien Plan...
Julien Planté, Head of Programmes, Cinémoi
Paul Fourne...
Paul Fournel, Head of the Book Office, Institut français
Maurice Gou...
Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, French Ambassador to the UK & Xavier Guérard, Deputy Director, Institut français
Natacha Ant...
Natacha Antolini, Head of Marketing & PR, Laurence Auer, Director & Anne-Elisabeth Buxtorf, Head of the Multi-Media Library, Institut français
Guillaume S...
Guillaume Silvy-Leligois, Programmer Ciné lumière & Geoff Andrew, Head of Film Programme, BFI South Bank

Institut français du Royaume-Uni Centenary Celebrations.
12 janvier 2010, Résidence de France.
Photo: Agathe Lippa © Institut français du Royaume-Uni
 

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.