Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
 
For more information contact:
Christine Weld
cweld@alliance-francaise.ie
(01) 638 14 41
All events take place in the Alliance Française Dublin and are free of charge, unless otherwise stated

Welcome to our Cultural Centre

The Alliance Française Dublin's Cultural Centre has gone fully online! Join us on Zoom and Facebook for live cultural events including workshops, screenings, readings, theatre performance, drawing, music, cooking and more! 
 

         
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Culture At Home
Culture sans sortir
How Far Will You Go
With French? #plusloin
The French Library's Online
Services & Activities
Curated Online activities
Available 24/7

Have you cancelled your Summer vacation in France? Are you still hesitant to go in public places? There are so many services on the Internet that will whisk you away to different places!
Here is a short selection of some of our favourite online platforms and curated links for free exploring, reading, watching, listening, dreaming with the French culture!

Select your online activity:
Sightseeing in France / Reading in French / French Live Shows / French Music / French GastronomyFrench MuseumsFrench TVFrench Cinema & Shorts / Science in French 

All curated streaming services, platforms, websites and apps are free of charge.
 
 
Playlist on Youtube

Discover amazing talents and influencers coming from all around the World who learned French and went #plusloin! What about you, how far will you go with the French language?
Find out more on plusloin.io, watch celebrities highlighting how the French language help them in their career
also having a go at a tongue-twister! 

The #plusloin international digital campaign promoted by the global networks of Instituts Français and Alliances Françaises encou- rages young learners from all backgrounds and origins to go further in their studies, their life experience, their dreams, their travels and their career path, thanks to the French language.

 
 
Every week 
Live on Facebook & Zoom  

The French Library is closed for the duration of the Level 5 restrictions (the "click and collect" service is cancelled) but you can still enjoy from home its digital library Culture- thèque and all its weekly online  activities:

Toddlers' Time
Tuesdays
 10.30am
Live on Facebook  

Trico'thé
 Tuesdays
2pm
Live on Zoom  
Reading Aloud
Thursdays
12.30pm
Live on Zoom  

The French Library also organises one-off workshops, stay updated by following them on Facebook and Instagram!
 
 
     
Online Talk Live Cooking Live Reading
Crossed Perspectives: Two
Women University Presidents
Facebook Live Series:
Le Skinny Chef
Facebook Live Series:
Françoise Guillaumond
Tuesday 1 December – 4pm
Admission free  

For the first time, Limerick and Lorient recently appointed two women at the head of their universities: Kerstin Mey, President of the University of Limerick, and Virginie Dupont, President of the UniversityBretagne Sud

On the occasion of this very peculiar academic year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, these two personalities committed to promoting gender equality and a more inclusive university have accepted to share their experience.

The debate will be moderated by Prof. Grace Neville, Emeritus Professor at University College Cork. Simultaneous interpreting in English and French.
 
 
Thursday 3 December – 5pm
Live on Facebook 

Join us every week on Facebook for our Alliance Française Live Series, a short live performance by one of our collaborators and friends. These presentations include reading, theatre performance, drawing, music, cooking and more!

Ireland-based French chef Aymar Gourdet
, also known as Le Skinny Chef, is an award-winning creative food artisan and producer
, specialising in French-Irish Fusion Cuisine. For his second Facebook Live with us (watch the first masterclass), Aymar Gourdet will explain and show how to prepare another truly authentic French dish: the iconic Tarte Tatin!
All episodes of  the
Alliance Française Live Series can be watched anytime on Youtube!
 
 
Monday 7 December – 3pm
Live on Facebook 

Join us every week on Facebook for our Alliance Française Live Series, a short live performance by one of our collaborators and friends. These presentations include reading, theatre performance, drawing, music, cooking and more!

Next up, French children’s literature author Françoise Guillaumond will read from her book Poulette Crevette. This book tells the story of a chicken unlike any other, who doesn’t talk, and who struggles since the moment it was born with finding its place in the chicken coop. It is a tale which allows us to address questions of disabilities and differences between children as well as discussing parenthood.
 
 
     
Online Screening Online Workshops Live Streaming
Africa 2020 Season:
Frontières
Christmas Workshops
for Children & Teenagers
Online Screening:
I Am Not Your Negro
Tuesday 8 December – 7pm
Free Streaming
  

The French Embassy and the Alliance Française network in Ireland are delighted to invite you to the free online screening of the award-winning film Frontières (Burkina Faso / France, 2017) directed by Apolline Traoré.
This screening choice resonates with the upcoming Africa 2020 Season in France. This initiative invites the public to observe and understand the world from an African perspective. This film tells the story of four women on a bus journey across West Africa facing the universal challenge of being independent women.

Streaming available in French with English subtitles until 15 December, 7pm.
 
 
Wednesday 9 December
4-6 years old: 2-3.30pm  
7-11 years old: 3-4.30pm  
12-15 years old: 4.30-6.30pm  

Children (4 to 6 years old / 7 to 11 years old) are welcome to our very special Online Christmas Workshop, conducted entirely in French, where everyone will discover French Christmas stories and songs, leading to various activities and arts & crafts! This workshop is 1,5 hours long for €20!

Teenagers (12 to 15 years old) are also invited  to discover Christmas magic à la française, leading to various fun activities while still working on the Junior Certificate Syllabus. This workshop is 2 hours long for €25!
 
 
Thursday 10 December – 6pm
Live on Zoom 

Alliance Française Dublin is taking part in a worldwide screening of I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck, organised by the International Literature Festival Berlin to celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This French co-producton, based on American writer and activist James Baldwin’s unfinished memoirs, illuminates the continuation of racism while documenting the resistance against it, which is also articulated through art. Haitian director Raoul Peck's documentary emphasizes our responsibility to process the history of colonisation and racism in great detail.
Admission free but booking is required.
 
 
   
Online Talk Live Reading Christmas Screening
Meet
Claire Keegan
Facebook Live:
Éléonore Nicolas
Astérix – Le
Domaine des Dieux
Monday 14 December – 8pm
Live on Zoom 

Alliance Française Dublin and the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris are delighted to welcome Irish writer Claire Keegan for the launch of the French version of her latest novel Ce Genre de Petites Choses. 
During this talk supported by Literature Ireland, Claire will be joined by her editor Sabine Wespieser and her translator Jacqueline Odin. The original version Small Little Things Like These will be released in 2021.
The meeting will be led in English by Jean-Philippe Imbert (Professor of Comparative Literature & Sexuality Studies at DCU) live from La Plume Vagabonde bookshop in Paris.
Admission free but booking is required.
 
 
Tuesday 15 December 5pm
Live on Facebook 

Join us every week on Facebook for our Alliance Française Live Series, a short live performance by one of our collaborators and friends. These presentations include reading, theatre performance, drawing, music, cooking and more!

Next up is French storyteller, tour guide, comedian & artist Éléonore Nicolas who will reading from her book L’Irlande bien tourbée. Éléonore loves scratching beyond the surface of subjects, especially ones we don’t consider interesting, and explaining them in the most fun, quirky  way possible. This is how she came to write and illustrate a whole book about turf, yes turf!
 
 
17-25 December
Free Streaming      

The French Embassy and the Alliance Française network in Ireland are delighted to invite you and your family to a free online Christmas Screening in company of one of the most popular French characters: Astérix.

Box-Office smash hit Astérix – Le Domaine des Dieux (Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods, 2014), was the first 3D computer- animated adaptation of the comic book series, expertly directed by cult humorist Alexandre Astier (Kaamelott) and Pixar animator Louis Clichy (Up, WALL-E). Perfect to share some precious family time but also to pay tribute to Astérix co-creator Albert Uderzo who passed away earlier this year.