Patrons’ Circle

Patrons’ Circle

The Patrons’ Circle is an active group of Patrons who generously support the annual cultural programme of the French Institute.

The support of the Patrons’ Circle contributes to the diversity and excellence of our artistic and educational initiatives and helps us complete our mission in promoting French culture through the development of music, performing arts, education, dance, cinema, as well as literature.

Each year, the Patrons’ Circle chooses to support several key projects via the annual Gift Aid gathered thanks to their contributions.

Members of the Patrons’ Circle:

Esther & Michel Antakly
Vanessa Aubry
Martine & Frédéric Banzet
Bruno & Benoit Bertrand-Delfau
Sylvie & Léon Bressler
Erika & Olivier Decannière
Marianne & Bruno Deschamps
Marie & Charles de Croisset
Hortense & François de Mitry
Jean-Michel Doublet
Florence & Vincent Gombault
Virginie & Emmanuel Guéroult
Cécile & Hervé Hatt
Franck Petitgas
Charles Lorenceau
Rana & Michel Massoud
Elisabeth & Bertrand Meunier
Bertrand Michaud
Odile & Marc Mourre
Bernard Oppetit & Olga Jegunova
Aurélie & Julien Riant
Alexandra & Daniel Pinto
Gwenda, Lady Scarlett & Sir John Scarlett
Diane Segalen
Sabrina & Ingmar Vallano
Olivia & Benoît Verbrugghe
“It is a privilege to help promote French language and culture as well as inter-cultural dialogue between France and the UK by supporting the French Institute. I am proud of the French Institute’s excellent and diverse artistic and cultural programmes in all areas including music, literature, visual arts and dance. Members of the Patrons’ Circle also enjoy privileged access to the Institute’s events and exclusive experiences with partner cultural organisations in London and the UK.”

Vanessa Aubry

For more information on joining the Patrons’ Circle please contact:
Charlotte Fechoz,