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