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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Institut français Centenary


Quentin Blake and Bruno Heitz on Children's Literature
Quentin Blake and Bruno Heitz on Children's Literature
Wed 03 Feb 07.30 pm
Médiathèque - Institut français - LONDON
Les Dialogues du centenaire


Renowned illustrator, Quentin Blake, and French author-illustrator, Bruno Heitz, discuss children's literature and illustration from their perspectives on either side of the channel. T

he debate will be animated by a drawing contest in which Blake and Heitz challenge each other's talent. Quentin Blake has been drawing for over sixty years; his illustrations most famously accompany the tales of Roald Dahl. Bruno Heitz is a prolific comic-book artist and illustrator whose series are published by Gallimard and Le Seuil.

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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.