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! 
 

         
Online Cultural Activities   Online Workshop   Online Workshop
   
Culture At Home
Culture sans sortir
The French Library's
Trico'thé
The French Library's
Reading Aloud
Who says you can't go far when 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 platforms and curated links for free reading, watching, listening, exploring, dreaming with the French culture to escape the confinement! Ou comment s'en sortir sans sortir.

Select your online activity: Reading / Shows / Music / Gastronomy / Museums / TV / Cinema / Science / Sightseeing

All curated streaming services, platforms, websites and apps are free of charge.
 
 
 
Every Tuesday – 2pm-4pm
Live on Zoom 

Calling all knitting lovers! The French Library is resuming its free collaborative workshop Trico'thé, online!

Let's knit, make friends and have some tea! All levels, in crocheting or in the French language, are welcome!

If you wish to take part in the event, contact us at: library@alliance-francaise.ie

 
 
 
Every Wednesday – 12.30pm
Every Thursday – 12.30pm
Live on Zoom  


The French Library is resuming its Reading Aloud workshop on Zoom!
Join our librarians for an hour of reading & listening to French texts (level ranging from A2 to C1) selected on a specific topic. After the reading, they will explain vocabulary and expressions and discuss the text with participants.
If you wish to take part in the event, contact us at: library@alliance-francaise.ie
 
 
         
Online Screenings   Photography Festival   Storytelling
   
"IF Cinéma à la carte"
Online Film Festival
  PhotoIreland Festival
"Over" Magazine
  Facebook Live Series:
Marc Roger
12 June – 13 July
Admission free

Not quite ready to venture back to the cinema just yet? Well don't despair! Thanks to Institut français, discover 11 short and 10 feature films, both French and African, with English subtitles. Animation, fiction, documentary and family film: something for everyone! Live the cinema experience from home and for free!
Selections include festival circuits favorites such as drama Rafiki by Wanuri Kahiu, comedy Le Nouveau by Rudi Rosenberg, animation film La jeune fille sans main by Sébastien Laudenbach, documentary Swagger by Olivier Babinet, and many more!
Full programme:
ifcinema.institutfrancais.com
 
 
 
8 – 19 July
Admission free  

The 2020 edition of PhotoIreland Festival entitled "ON/OFF" combines a programme of online and offline activities & exhibitions
Online, it will feature collaborations with Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland) and The Photographers’ Gallery (England) where you can enjoy live broadcasts; Offline, the OVER journal, a new photography publication made in Ireland, will present its readers a selection of international artists, with texts by famous writers and thinkers, and a special interview with French photographer Marion Hislen, Photography Delegate of the French Ministry of Culture. The magazine is published with the support of Alliance Française Dublin and the French Embassy in Ireland.
 
 
 
Monday 13 July – 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!
French storyteller Marc Roger invites you to discover Romain Gary’s wonderful book, La promesse de l’aube.
A real book connoisseur, Marc Roger manages to walk the tightrope between young and old, exposing all ages to the most diverse range of texts through his storytelling. He is a member of performance company La Voie des Livres.
 
 
         
Online Activities   Live Cooking   Live Reading
   
Online Bastille Day
Celebration
  Facebook Live Series:
Le Skinny Chef
  Facebook Live Series:
Oisín McGann
Tuesday 14 July – 4pm-10pm
Live on Facebook 

Each year, LePetitJournal.com Dublin and French Friday bring you the best Bastille Day celebration in Ireland and this year won't be an exception!
No big party at The Church Bar this time but they are putting together a free Online Bastille Day for adults and children alike, in partnership with the French Embassy and Alliance Française Dublin.
The festivities will include competitions (drawing for kids and cooking for everyone) with amazing prizes to be won, interviews with French expatriates, online screenings, an online Live Quiz, a DJ set and other surprises!
 
 
 
Thursday 16 July – 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
, specialised in French-Irish Fusion Cuisine. For this Facebook Live, Aymar Gourdet will explain and show how to prepare a truly authentic French Quiche Lorraine!
 
 
 
Monday 20 July – 2pm
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!

I
rish writer and illustrator Oisín McGann will read an excerpt from his novel Small-Minded Giants (2006). Oisín McGann has produced dozens of books and short stories for readers of all ages, including twelve novels, in a range of genres. 
 
 
     
Online Activities Live Reading Online Screening
Online Board Game
Evening
Facebook Live Series:
Cécile Palusinski
Online Cinéclub:
Alice et le Maire
Thursday 23 July – 6.30pm
Live on Discord  

Our popular Board Game Evenings is now online! Let’s gather the board game community for a fun night open to everyone, hosted through Discord with different virtual rooms on board game platforms.

With family, friends or solo, you can challenge yourself to "Carcassone", "Six qui prend", "Les Colons de Catane", "Risk", “Saboteur”, “Tarot”, Exploding Kittens, "Code Names", "Dixit, track down the "Loup-Garous de Thiercelieux", or collaborate to create a splendid "Hanabi".

You can also join the Facebook group to chat and find your future game mates!

 
 
Monday 27 July – 2pm
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, drawing, music, cooking and more!
French writer Cécile Palusinski will read excerpts from her first novel C'est un cas (Artistfolio). The novel values diversity and was inspired by her meeting with the visual artist Flore Sigrist. Cécile Palusinski is president of the association La Plume de Paon and founder of Numered Conseil. She has published several children's books and novels, as well as an essay at PUF. She is particularly interested in the ties between literature and painting and the theme of identity.
 
 
Thursday 30 July – 6pm
Live on Zoom  


Join us on Zoom every last Thursday of the month for a special free screening of one of our favourite films. We'll start with a few words and then stream the film directly on Zoom through screenshare. It will be just like old times except we won't be able to offer you that glass of wine!
For this 3rd online edition, we have selected the bright and stylish French comedy-drama Alice et le Maire (Alice & the Mayor, 2019) directed by Nicolas Pariser and starring Anaïs Demoustier and Fabrice Luchini. It was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Europa Cinemas Label Award for Best European Film