Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
For more information contact:
Françoise Brung
(01) 638 14 47
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

Exhibition   Screening   Literary Festival
Yves Saint Laurent
by Reginald Gray
  World Premiere:
Beigbeder's 'L'Idéal'
  18th Franco-Irish Literary
Festival: Style & Stylistics

Until 25 April – 6.30pm
Admission free

Reginald Gray (1930-2013) was an Irish artist who worked as a portrait painter, celebrity photographer, set designer and fashion designer (for Vogue, Fairchild, Condé Nast, WWD) in Paris and New York.

This posthumous exhibition is an opportunity to publicize his art in Ireland.

A selection of portraits of Yves Saint Laurent in Paris and Morocco was chosen to illustrate the upcoming Franco-Irish Literary Festival that will concentrate on Fashion (see below).


Friday 31 march 6.30pm
Admission free 

As a prelude to the Franco-Irish Literary Festival the Alliance Française and the French Embassy invite you to attend a free screening of the film L’Idéal (2016) directed by Frédéric Beigbeder.
Based on the novel Au secours, pardon (2007), written by Beigbeder himself, the film recounts the crisis within the company L’Idéal after the leak of a sex tape (including a Nazi component) starring its ambassador.
The screening will be introduced by Philippe Milloux and followed by a Q&A session hosted by Jean-Philippe Imbert will give the public an opportunity to exchange with Frédéric Beigbeder.


31 March, 1, 2 April at Light House Cinema, Dublin Castle (Castle Hall) & Alliance Française
Admission Free (first come basis)

For the 18th edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival, jointly organised by the Alliance Française and the French Embassy, 15 writers from France and Ireland will reflect on the theme Style and Stylistics – De fil en aiguille – Snáth An Scéil during panel discussions, interviews, readings and our now famous Sunday literary brunch!
We also have this year very special events around the the festival including screenings, exhibition and workshops.

Screening   Screening   Book Launch
Deux jours à tuer
  IFI French Film Club:
  Joyce's 'Chamber music'
new translation in French

Thursday 6 April – 7.30pm
€6 / Free for Premium Members

Save the date, the newly refurbished multiform space of the French Library will now host a Cinéclub every first Thursday of the month!

Don't miss the second edition of the Cinéclub with a screening of French thriller Deux jours à tuer (Love Me No More, 2008).

The Cinéclub is free for Alliance Française Premium Members among many other advantages!

More on Memberships


Monday 10 April – 6.30pm
€9.40 / €7.50 AF & IFI Members

Everyone but vegetarians will feast their eyes on Raw (Grave), a cleverly written, impressively made and incredibly gory tale of one young woman's awakening to the pleasures of the flesh — in all senses of the term. Marking the feature debut of French director Julia Ducournau, who leads a terrific young cast into a maelstrom of blood, guts and unfettered sexual awakening, this Cannes Critics' Week selection should become a hot potato (or is that a meatball?) at the market while propelling its talented creator into the spotlight.

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2

Tuesday 11 April – 6.30pm
Admission free

Chamber Music, James Joyce’s first publication, is a collection of 36 lyrics  meant to be put to music and chiefly love poems. Olivier Litvine’s new translation of Chamber Music is an attempt to preserve the rhythm and intense lyricism of the original and come up with an autonomous equivalent in French.

The bilingual edition comes with rare photos of Joyce and his Dublin, a very illuminating introduction by Prof Marc C. Conner, a biography and a bibliography of Joyce's oeuvre.

Special Events    

 Festival Jacques Prévert
 20 April - 6 May

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Jacques Prévert's death, the
Alliance Française, with the support of the French Embassy in Ireland and Institut Français, is pleased to organise a series of events on or inspired by the famous French poet and screenwriter.

The highlight of the Festival will be the launch of an exhibition of Jacques Prévert's collages  in presence of two experts on Prévert, Arnaud Laster and Gasiglia Laster who will introduce the artworks and read a selection of poems.

Various free events will take place in our café-restaurant La Cocotte, the French Library or within our French courses:

French Library's Treasure Hunt
The Clue is in the Poem

Saturday 22 April from 10am
Admission Free - No booking


Classroom Activities

Semaine Jacques Prévert

24-29 April
Admission Free

Exhibition Opening & Talk
Les Collages de Jacques Prévert

Thursday 27 April
Admission Free

Le Roi et l'Oiseau

Wednesday 3 May
Admission free 

Children Workshop
Atelier Collages

6 May 11am
Admission Free