Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
For more information contact:
Christine Weld
(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

Talk   Cinéclub NEW FORMAT!   Comic Book Festival
An evening with
Hédi Kaddour
  Cinéclub: La Vie est un
long fleuve tranquille
  Tomi Ungerer
Talk & Screening

Wednesday 25 April – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Hédi Kaddour is a French poet and novelist who teaches creative writing at the Gallimard Literary Workshop in Paris.

His first novel Waltenberg (Gallimard, 2005) was awarded the Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman and his last Les Prépondérants (Gallimard, 2015) the Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie-Française. Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Po&Sie, he sometimes gives literary columns to Le Monde des livres, Libération and Le Magazine Littéraire.

He will be interviewed by Prof. Michael Cronin, Chair of French in Trinity College.
The interview will be followed by book signing and wine reception


Thursday 26 April – 7.40pm
€5 with a free glass of wine / Free for Premium Members

Discover the Cinéclub's new format! 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 1988 cult comedy La Vie est un long fleuve tranquille directed by Étienne Chatiliez. Twelve years after a mix-up at a maternity clinic, the mistake is realised and two children from extremely different social backgrounds are now discovering their true family.

The Cinéclub is free for Alliance Française Premium Members. More on Memberships


Tuesday 1 May 6pm
Admission free  

Illustrator Margaret Anne Suggs will chat with legendary author Tomi Ungerer about his life's adventures. With all that's going on in the world at the moment, you'll be inspired to hear Tomi’s views on spreading ideas of identity, justice and coexistence in his children's books.
The talk will be followed by the Irish premiere screening of Far Out Isn't Far Enough : The Tomi Ungerer Story. The documentary depicts Ungerer's wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art. The film combines traditional documentary storytelling with original animation from over 70 years worth of art from the renegade children's book author and illustrator.

Books by Ungerer will be on sale from 5.30pm.

Comic Book Festival   Comic Book Festival   Comic Book Festival
Live Readings
& Pop-Up Comics Fair
The Future of Comics
  Children's Workshop:
Create your comic strip

Wednesday 2 May – 6.30pm
Admission free  

Illustrators Ireland and The Comics Lab brings together the most promising indie comics makers from throughout the island of Ireland to perform live readings of their short comics. The experience is a fully immersive story telling event that combines music, sound design, projected illustration and live performance in what feels like across between theatre and animation.
: Sarah Bowie, Alan Dunne, Philip Elliott, Debbie Jenkinson, Paddy Lynch, Elida Maiques, Alé Mercado, Orchimy, and Roger O’Reilly.

Atomic Diner and Tales for Tadpoles will bring their finest selection of comics!


Thursday 3 May – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Join us for an in-depth talk about craft and process with illustrator, author and stand-up artist Aoife Dooley, comics artist and writer PJ Holden and children's book writer Cécile Palusinski.

Leading this animated discussion on 'world building' and 'character developing' is comic artist and illustrator, Debbie Jenkinson. See all the participating artist's inspirations, processes, rough works, and more.

This talk might include random acts of audience participation!


Saturday 5 May – 11am
Admission free 

Children from 7 years old are invited to discover how an artist creates a comic strip! French cartoonist Melody Ung, AKA Orchimy, will explain the basics of comics-making by drawing live on screen a strip (short story in 4 to 6 cases).

Everyone will get a chance to create their very own strip with the assistance of the artist and and the Library team!

All levels of French welcome!