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 in Dublin organises or sponsors many
events in connection with French Culture: concerts, exhibitions,
shows, screenings, plays, conferences, book launch, etc.
For our current exhibition please visit our
Gallery page

         
The French Library   Exhibition Opening   Talk / Screening
   
The French Library's
Sieste Musicale
  Dublin, Dancers
and Dreams
  Disruptive Soundscapes:
Bande à Part
Tuesday 15 January – 1pm 
Admission free 

Are you snug, comfy and content? Get on board with Phileas Fogg for a one-hour auditory journey! You will get a chance to hear excerpts from Jules Verne's Le tour du monde en 80 jours and discover tunes from all around the world!

For the occasion, The French Library will be bathed in subdued lights and furnished with carpets, bean bags, comfy chairs and blankets.

A unique occasion to dream, maybe sleep, and to get fully energized during your lunch break!

 
 
 

Thursday 17 January – 6.30pm
Admission free

Anne-Sophie Gigan's Dublin, Dancers and Dreams exhibition portrays a variety of traditional dances using the backdrop of Dublin’s most famous landmarks as a backdrop (including our own listed building!).
This 3 year-long photography project intended to capture the cultural richness and diversity that Dublin offers by welcoming cultures beyond its borders. The traditionalism of the dances and the modernity of the city blend in harmonious contrast, allowing foreign cultures to feel free to represent themselves in a land that welcomed them with open arms.

Opening in presence of the artist
www.annesophiegigan.com

 
 
 

Tuesday 22 January – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Laura Anderson’s research project, Disruptive Soundscapes, offers a new view of avant-garde French post-war film music and sound design. This interdisciplinary study explores the innovative approaches to film sound adopted by New Wave directors and how sonic disruption might be heard to reflect contemporary social disruption.
Bande à part, one of the most celebrated films of the French New Wave, showcases Jean-Luc Godard’s creative engagement with all elements of the film soundtrack – music by Michel Legrand, sound effects, dialogue, voice-over, and silence. Mrs. Anderson will consider how this film represents an important milestone in French film sound design in a pre-screening talk and will take part in a Q&A with the audience after the film.

 
 
         
Drama Club   Screening / Competition   Special Event
   
Alliance Française's
Club de Théâtre
  Cinéclub:
La chèvre
  La Petite Nuit
des Idées

Every Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm from 23 January
20 sessions of 2 hours – €400  

If you enjoy telling stories, conveying emotions, sharing unforgettable moments of laughter and tears, come join the Allaince Françaiuse Club de Théâtre!
The drama club will be held in two parts: first, drama exercises with the goal of working on voice, listening and space / then group work on the texts that will be performed. This could be a selection of texts on a certain theme, a contemporary play or a collective creation. ...All in readiness for a show in mid-June!

The workshop is led by Anne Abel Nakache, professional actress and teacher at Alliance Française Dublin. Open to all but a minimum level of French is required.

 
 
 

Thursday 24 January – 7.40pm
€5 with a free glass of wine / Free for Premium Members  

Join us every month for a subtitled screening of one of the most popular box-office hits in French cinema history, preceded by an informal presentation with a free glass of wine!
This month, (re)discover the comedy film La Chèvre directed by Francis Veber, starring Pierre Richard and Gérard Depardieu. The film was a smash hit in 1981 (over 7 million admissions) and quickly gained a cult status since. The comedy duo Richard / Depardieu remains today one of France's all-time favourite.

The Cinéclub is free for AF Premium Members. Win tickets on our Twitter!

 
 
 

Thursday 31 January 5pm
Admission free 

La Nuit des idées (the night of ideas) organised worldwide by Institut Français celebrates the stream of ideas between countries, culture, topics and generations through talks, conferences, performances, screenings and more... for grown-ups, but for little people too! La Petite Nuit des idées invites children from 8 to 12 years old to take part in this festival of thought by participating in a group game.

With the help of a specially designed Jeu de l'oie ("snakes and ladders" type of board game) and cards, players are invited to imagine the world of the future by thinking about situations, innovations and challenges that they may very well encounter when they are older. The event will run in sync with Alliance Française Glasgow as a collaborative project.