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    Charles Aznavour at the Royal Albert Hall on 30th June

    Following his sell-out shows here in 2013, 2014 and 2015, legendary singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour returns once more to become the oldest artist to ever headline the Royal Albert Hall. The French chanson star is considered to be one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time and enjoyed...

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RODIN

In 1880, Auguste Rodin (Vincent Lindon) lives and works in Paris. It is then, at the age of 40, that he finally receives his first State commission. He creates The Gates of Hell, composed of some of his most famous works: The Kiss and The Thinker. Sharing his life with Rose, his lifelong partner, he encounters the young Camille Claudel. His most gifted student at first, she quickly becomes his assistant, then his mistress. A decade of passion, mutual admiration and...


Custody (Jusqu'à la garde)

Winner of the Silver Lion in Venice last year, Custody is a psychological drama by up and coming director Xavier Legrand. Held hostage in the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is...


120 BPM (120 BEATS PER MINUTE)

Drawing directly on his personal experience, Robin Campillo’s extraordinary account of AIDS activist group ACT UP-Paris in the 90s is a deeply emotional and beautifully sensual film, which exults a...



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LO'JO

LO'JO, the mighty French musical pioneers from Angers, present their new album "Fonetiq Flowers" There are times when we half-listen to an old friend natter, convinced we can predict what they’ll say next. There are times when we buy the latest book by a famous author, with no intention of actually reading it, simply because their prose shook us in our youth. How easily we forget that people change, progress, and rebel. We forget that life is often only a...


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JEAN-LUC GODARD – HEADING TO MAI ‘68

Upon the 50th anniversary of the May ’68 events in France, and the release of Redoubtable, a biopic on French director Jean-Luc Godard at the time of these events, the Institut français presents Heading to May ’68, a series of films by Jean-Luc Godard, from La Chinoise to Le Gai Savoir, shot in the few years leading to the uprising and foreshadowing a radical change in the style and political commitment in Godard’s cinema.

CUSTODY (JUSQU'A LA GARDE)

Winner of the Silver Lion in Venice last year, Custody is a psychological drama by up and coming director Xavier Legrand. Held hostage in the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is...

120 BEATS PER MINUTE (120 BPM)

Drawing directly on his personal experience, Robin Campillo’s extraordinary account of AIDS activist group ACT UP-Paris in the 1990s is a deeply emotional and beautifully sensual film, which exults...


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Remembering Debussy @ 100

Remember Debussy 100 years after his death, with internationally renowned singers Claire Booth and Susan Bickley. They are joined by acclaimed collaborative pianist Andrew Matthews-Owen for a recital exploring the composer’s life and his friendship with minimalist compatriot Eric Satie. The concert also features a brand new work written for Claire, Susan and Andrew by Britain's leading opera composer Jonathan Dove, 'Letters To Claude'. Dove sets to music the...


Charles Aznavour at the Royal Albert Hall on 30th June

Following his sell-out shows here in 2013, 2014 and 2015, legendary singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour returns once more to become the oldest artist to ever headline the Royal Albert Hall. The French chanson star is considered to be one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time and enjoyed major success in the UK with his No.1 single She, which featured in the blockbuster film Notting Hill. He has had further hits with The Old Fashioned Way and Yesterday When...


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Monet and Architecture @ The National Gallery

This is a new way of looking at Monet’s work. It shows how he used architecture to create his compositions, both in his most famous paintings and lesser-known works. This is the first time in more than 20 years that a purely Monet exhibition has been staged. With over 75 paintings by Monet and more than a quarter of them coming from private collections, this is a unique opportunity to discover the artist as we have never seen him before. More than a quarter of...


EXCHANGE THEATRE FESTIVAL

Do not miss this year's festival organised by Exchange Theatre. Since 2007, the company has been very proud to hold an annual festival, mixing bilingual professional productions with bilingual amateur dramatics. The event grows from strength to strength and gains more and more success and recognition each year. The 9th edition owned the company an Off West End nomination in the best direction category for the production of The Doctor in spite of Himself, by Molière....


The Sparrows of Paris

Headed by Parisian jazz singer Carolyn Saint-Pé with Pete Watson on accordion, Yûr Yesli on guitar and Julia Doyle on double bass, The Sparrows of Paris transport you in time and space to Paris of the beginning of the 20th century with a repertoire of vintage french chansons (Edith Piaf, Fréhel, Mistinguett, Arletty), jazz-musette and gypsy jazz of the period. With their new album, JAVAS, The Sparrows of Paris bring back to life the javas of yesteryear with two new...


ASTERIX: THE MANSION OF THE GODS

Julius Caesar unveils his latest plan to get rid of those impossible Gauls once and for all. With the intent to wipe out Asterix’s village, he plans to build a new Rome around it, thus putting pressure on the Gauls to integrate or vanish. Will he succeed?

T(H)INKER CLUB

This is the perfect workshop for budding inventors to experiment with science, technology, design, arts & crafts.

BEST OF THE ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL

Discover the 17 very best short animated films of the 2010-2015 editions, putting the prolific French animation industry in the spotlight.

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

Embark on an inspiring and creative photographic workshop and develop your snapping skills! Wed 18, 25 Apr | Wed 9, 16, 23 May | Wed 6, 13, 20 June

ART CLUB

Explore art history and sharpen your pencils with these hands-on workshops. We recommend to book 5 sessions in a row to insure participants can learn, enjoy and create in the best conditions.

BABIES CORNER

Read, play, sing, grow! Whether you love drawing, reading, clapping or dancing there will be something to enjoy on Wednesdays & Saturdays!

Music Classes for kids in French

Are you looking for a quality weekly Eveil Musical session? Or a one-to-one French-speaking music teacher? Join us for Eveil Musical sessions every week for kids aged 3-6. Every Thursday (term...

Eveil Musical & end of year Music presentation

Are you looking for Eveil Musical classes for September 2018, and you would like to meet us? Or a French-speaking music teacher? Come and meet us for this session ending with a mini concert...

Et Patati Patata Number 1 London French Day Camp. Fulham. 100% French Fun!

Et Patati Patata Number 1 London French Day Camp. Fulham. 100% French Fun!Award winning camp. Learn French without leaving London!


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Paris in Verse

The Institut français is delighted to welcome Charlotte Rampling and Lambert Wilson for a gala evening of Dead Poets Live, the sell-out show that brings together great poets and great actors on stage. Charlotte Rampling and Lambert Wilson will revive Hope Mirrlees’s 1919 modernist poem entitled Paris, a 600-line journey through the city and a selection of T.S. Eliot’s poems influenced by Paris and French literature.


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Tartuffe at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 25th May

Molière’s classic comedy Tartuffe is set to premiere as the West End’s first dual language theatre production, written in both English and French. The seventeenth century comedy moves to America, where a French film tycoon finds his life uprooted by an American evangelist. Adapted by Christopher Hampton and directed by Gerald Garutti, Tartuffe will premiere for a limited ten week West End run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from Thursday 25th May 2018.


MISANTHROPE by the Exchange Theatre Company

In an age with ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ make headlines in newspapers and on TV news, Exchange Theatre reimagines Moliere’s satire on the 17th century French court, The Misanthrope, and relocates it in a 21st century TV newsroom. Costumed in modern dress and surrounded with high tech equipment this production makes relevant this enduring classic as it serves to explore the idea of gossip, innuendo and ultimately fake news.


CONFERENCE MONET & ARCHITECTURE

The National Gallery, in association with the Institut français, presents an international academic conference to coincide with the Gallery’s exhibition, Monet & Architecture. Day one opens with a lecture by André Dombrowski (University of Pennsylvania) on the representation of the “instant” in Monet’s depictions of architecture and modern infrastructure. Day two will explore the theme of the exhibition further enhancing or challenging its premises.



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