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 18th of December 2017

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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Les Dialogues du centenaire

Les Dialogues du centenaire

The Institut put special emphasis on cross-cultural exchange, which it has always encouraged. 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.

Date Title Venue
Wed 20 Jan
07.30 pm
Hisham Matar on History, Identity & Violence Médiathèque - Institut français
Wed 03 Feb
07.30 pm
Quentin Blake and Bruno Heitz on Children's Literature Médiathèque - Institut français
Wed 10 Feb
07.30 pm
Pierre Assouline and Richard Holmes on Writing Biographies Médiathèque - Institut français
Wed 03 Mar
07.30 pm
Text and the City: Paris and London Médiathèque - Institut français
Wed 10 Mar
07.30 pm
Child Psychoanalysis: A Franco-British Comparative Study Médiathèque - Institut français
Wed 17 Mar
07.30 pm
Dominique Manotti and Joan Smith on the Political Crime Novel Médiathèque - Institut français
Wed 24 Mar
07.30 pm
Historical Evolutions in the Twentieth Century: French and British Perspectives on Stalinism Médiathèque - Institut français
Wed 14 Apr
07.30 pm
William Boyd and Marc Dugain on Literature Médiathèque - Institut français
Tue 11 May
07.30 pm
100 ans de poésie française Médiathèque - Institut français

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.