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.

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Institut français Centenary


William Boyd and Marc Dugain on Literature
Wed 14 Apr 07.30 pm
Médiathèque - Institut français - LONDON
Les Dialogues du centenaire


Internationally-acclaimed novelist William Boyd (A Good Man in Africa, An Ice Cream War Brazzaville Beach, Any Human Heart) has been translated into over thirty languages. He is also the author of a collection of screenplays, memoirs and non-fiction writings. Marc Dugain wrote Chambre des officiers, inspired by the story of his grandfather. The book sold millions of copies, and is due to be made into a film. Dugain's novels (Campagne anglaise, Heureux comme Dieu en France, La Malédiction d'Edgar, Une exécution ordinaire), short stories, and scenarios have since been very successful. His first film will be soon released in France.  Both of these great writers will discuss literature in all its forms, an opportunity not to be missed.

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.