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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Monday 15th of August 2022

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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Institut français Centenary


Text and the City: Paris and London
Text and the City: Paris and London
Wed 03 Mar 07.30 pm
Médiathèque - Institut français - LONDON
Les Dialogues du centenaire


Eric Hazan's newly translated urban history of Paris, The Invention of Paris, A History in Footsteps, maps centuries of architectural revolutions and weaves concrete development with politics and literature. Iain Sinclair equally understands the poetics and politics of place. In London Orbital,  Sinclair walked the length of the M5 motorway circling London on foot.  His latest work, Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire pieces together the oral accounts and occult psychogeography of East London. The pair will discuss their journeys through Paris and London.

Prices:  £5, conc £3


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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.