July 2020 #167

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“Unprecedented”: An adjective that we have come to hear and use a lot over the last three months! “Unprecedented” will still apply to this summer at Alliance Française Dublin, as our building will remain closed until 10 August. Safety being our priority, we are busy working on making our premises compliant with the constraints of the “new now” and have deemed more reasonable to stick to our schedule based on the initial government roadmap.
All the services that you have come to enjoy online in growing numbers are available throughout the Summer. Cultural events, with our increasingly popular Facebook live series, the Cinéclub, and bien sûr our courses, with a new online session starting on 27 July while private classes are available anytime. Two-week programmes for teenagers will be starting every other week, and one-week camps will be starting every week for children, all of these virtual but adapted to make our young audience… “happy campers”!
We wish you a happy, albeit “unprecedented”, July 2020.

Thierry Lagnau, Directeur de l’Alliance Française de Dublin / Coordinateur des Alliances Françaises en Irlande, tlagnau@alliance-francaise.ie

 
 
Online Summer Camps Online Screenings
 
Online Summer Camps for Children & Teens 
Children 1-week camp available every week
 
Teens 2-week camps
every 2 weeks
 
Our acclaimed French Summer Camps will all take place online this year to stay on the safe side (and possibly out of the rain).
Children's Camps for
4-6 year olds and 7-10 year olds are available for 1 week, every week, while Teenagers's camps for Junior (going into 2nd, 3rd Year), Senior (going into 4th, 5th, 6th year), Starter (going into 1st Year or complete beginners) and Bilingual students are available for 2 weeks, every 2 weeks throughout the summer.
Register for 2 camps or more and receive a 10% discount off the 2nd enrolment!
 

 

 
"IF Cinéma à la carte"
Online Film Festival
Until 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. With animation, fiction, documentary and family films on offer: something for everyone. Live the cinema experience from home and for free!
Selections include festival circuit 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
 
 
   
Online Workshop    Online Workshop 
 
Create Your Own Mask
with The French Library
  Au Bistro de
l'Alliance Française
Wednesday 1 July – 6pm
Live on Zoom  


The long-awaited end of the lockdown is coming soon but we'll still need to stay safe outside! Join The French Library team on Zoom for a free arts & crafts workshop to easily create your personal mask. You will only need a tee-shirt and a pair of scissors!
 
 
 
Every Thursday 6pm-7.30pm 
6 hours over 4 weeks €99  

From July 2nd,
Au Bistro de l'AF invites you to join the AF Team at apéro time for an informal, relaxed chat on current affairs, like us French do after work au bistro.
A great way to practise your French with an expert teacher. Don’t forget to bring your drink!
 
 
   
Library Services Live Drawing
The French Library
Pre-Book & Collect
Facebook Live Series:
Melody Ung
Available every day on appointment
More information


After weeks working behind curtains to provide online workshops, curated selections of online resources and manage the library collections, The French Library now offers a Pre-book & Collect service! Follow these 3 easy steps:
1) Log on to Culturethèque to browse the French Library catalogue to select your items
2) Book an appointment on our calendar
3) Collect the items at the main entrance of the building.
If you wish to return items that were borrowed before the lockdown, please follow steps 2) & 3). Please note that Alliance Française Dublin is still closed to the public; users may not enter the premises.
 
 
Thursday 2 July – 4pm
Live on Facebook 


Join us every week on Facebook for our new Alliance Française Live Series, a short live performance by one of our collaborators and friends. These presentations will include reading, theatre performance, drawing, music, cooking and more!
Melody Ung is an illustrator and cartoonist, from Paris. She has been passionate about drawing stories ever since she was a kid and decided to retrain for an artistic career 2 years ago. Her creations are colourful, poetic with a willingness to have a positive impact on people. During this live drawing session, she will create an illustration on the themes of creativity and nature using traditional art mediums such as coloured pencils.
 
 
   
Live Drawing   Photography Festival
 
Facebook Live Series:
Laurent Audoin 
  PhotoIreland Festival
"Over" Magazine
Tuesday 7 July – 10am
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 illustrator Laurent Audouin invites you to join him in his studio for an ink and pencil drawing session for his new children's book from the series Les Aventures fantastiques de Sacré-Coeur (published by Le petit lézard).
Laurent Audouin has published a large number of children's books and has won many awards for his work (Prix Chronos, Prix des Incorruptibles, Prix Molière, Prix Cordage).
 
 
 
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.
 
 
     
Live Reading Live Storytelling
Facebook Live Series:
Pierre-Olivier Lombarteix
Facebook Live Series:
Marc Roger
Thursday 9 July – 4pm
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 writer Pierre-Olivier Lombarteix
will read excerpts from his noir novel Ogham.
Pierre-Olivier Lombarteix is a teacher at the University of Orléans. He lived in Kerry, and now considers Ireland as his second homeland, choosing to set almost all of his noir fiction in this country. From Kerry to Dublin, Westport to Connemara, each story gives us a reason to travel.
 
 
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
Online Bastille Day
Celebration
Facebook Live Series:
Le Skinny Chef
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!
 
 
   
Live Reading Online Activities
Facebook Live Series:
Oisín McGann
Online Board Game
Evening
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!

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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. 
 
 
Thursday 23 July – 6.30pm
Live on Discord  

Our popular Board Game Evening is now online! Let’s get the board game community together 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".

 
 
   
Online French Courses for Adults

From 27 July8-week term with classes once or twice a week  

New online General French courses, Conversational Courses, Refresher classes, and Specialised Workshops are available in groups for adults of all ages and abilities morning and evening times once or twice a week from Monday to Friday for 8 weeks (27 July – 18 September). 
Fill in this form
to start your free placement test. You don't need an assessment if you are a complete beginner or if you are a returning student, you can enrol directly online
If you are not interested in group classes, Private Tuition is available at the day and time of your choice.

You only need an internet connection, a smartphone or a computer with a camera. The interface is user-friendly and we are here to walk you through everything! We have teamed up with one of the finest Learning Management Systems, the French e-learning platform Apolearn, which not only allows for creation and administration of a full training program but also provides a Virtual Classroom using the videoconferencing service Zoom.
 
 
   
Live Reading Online Screening
Facebook Live Series:
Cécile Palusinski
Online Cinéclub:
Alice et le Maire
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.
 
 
   
     
   
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