Monday, May 31, 2010

Jena Sulivan Evening

To mark the 30th anniversary of the death of the French priest-writer Jean Sulivan (1913-1980), a special evening will begin with a short talk by Dr Eamon Maher, Director of the National Centre for Franco-Irish Studies in IT Tallaght, on the theme: The relevance of Sulivan’s writings for post-Catholic Ireland, followed by readings from Sulivan’s work with an selection of music by the poet, musician and former teacher Dominique Dao Huu Bao from Rennes, in Sulivan’s native Brittany.

Thursday 3rd June @ 6pm
In collaboration with the Cultural Service of the French Embassy

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the reception at

Cultural Events June 2010

Tuesday 1 June
Award - Launch of the 1st AF Photography Award for an exhibition in November 2010

Thursday 3 June
Talk - The relevance of Jean Sulivan’s writings for post-Catholic Ireland by Dr Eamon Maher followed by a reading by French poet and musician: Dominique Dao Huu Bao - 6pm - RSVP

Tuesday 8 June
French Film Club - La fille du RER by Téchiné introduced by Dr. Laurent Marie - at IFI - 8.40pm
€7 AF members

Let’s French Music Festival 16 June - 21June
Wednesday 16 June
Concert - Sophie Delila - at Whelan’s - 8pm - €8 AF members / €12 Non-members
Thursday 17 June
Party - French Caribbean Night - at South William Bar - 9pm - Free
Friday 18 June
Concert - Mellino (Négresses Vertes) - at Crawdaddy - 8pm - €8 AF members / €12 Non-mbers
Saturday 19 June
Open Mic - Children, teens and adults come & show your musical talent - 3pm to 5pm - Free
Concert - Franco-German Jazz Duo - Daniel Erdmann & Francis Le Bras - 6.30pm
€8 AF members / €12 Non-members
Sunday 20 June
Musical Brunch - Restaurant Verre en vers at Hotel Radisson Blu - 1pm to 4pm - book your table at 01 898 2992 - 5% discount for Let’s French Festival guests
Monday 21 June
Cinema - Advance Screening of Joann Sfar’s Gainsbourg - at IFI - 6.45pm - €7 AF members
Post-screening Party - Gainsbourg Party - at The Mezz - 9pm - Free

Wednesday 23 June
Ciné Kid – Lucky Luke, la ballade des Dalton - 4pm - Free for AF members only - RSVP

Thursday 24 June
Ciné Club - La cite de la peur by Les Nuls - 7.30pm - Free for AF members only - RSVP

Wednesday 30 June
Soirée aveyronnaise - Come and discover the wonders of the Aveyron region at a very special evening. Be introduced to the local delicatessen and the local talents! - 6.30pm Free - RSVP

7 July: Exhibition Belle-île en mer 1930-1960 by Pierre Jamet
8 July: Talk by Nicolas Fève Overview of photography in France from the 1930s to the 1960s
13-17 July: French Market on the docks and the arrival of the French tall ship Le Belem

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ciné Club - Belle de Jour by Luis Buñel

Belle de jour de Luis Buñel

Thursday 27 May - 7.30pm
French version
with French subtitles, 100 min.

Catherine Deneuve plays a woman who decides to spend her days as a prostitute while her husband is at work. As mysterious, poetic, and provoking as every Luis Buñuel's films, Belle de Jour is certainly the masterpiece of surrealist cinema. His meditation on reality, society, fantasy and sexuality still remains both alluring and shocking decades after it was made (1967).

Information and booking:

Admission Free. Seats are limited to 15 and restricted to Members.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

AF Birthday Party!!!


Special Event. 50 years old, that’s worth celebrating!
Take your hat off to the Alliance Française, but first you have to wear it! Use your imagination! Come wearing your finest examples of millinery madness and then dance the night away to celebrate the first half century of the Alliance Française in Dublin.
The grand draw for the 50th anniversary raffle will take place at 10.30pm on that night. If you haven’t already bought your raffle ticket, there’s still time to buy some at the Alliance or on the night if stocks last!

25 May 2010 - 7.00pm
Admition: Free for the hatted! Otherwise a €5 charge will apply.

Ciné Kid - Le Petit Nicolas de Laurent Tirard

Le Petit Nicolas de Laurent Tirard

Screening. This month Cinékid presents the live-action adaption of the acclaimed children's book series Le Petit Nicolas by Goscinny & Sempé.

One day, Nicolas overhears a conversation between his parents which suggests that his mother might be pregnant and his whole world is shattered... The adaptation was co-written by Alain Chabat (Les Nuls, Astérix & Obélix : Mission Cléopâtre).

Saturday 22 May - 12.15pm
French version
with French subtitles

Free for AF Members only

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dublin Dance Festival - Young People Old Voices


Dance. The modern dance theatre piece Young People, Old Voices by the German dancer and choreographer Raimund Hoghe, and with the young French dancer Emmanuel Eggermont, is the central event of the Dublin Dance Festival 2010.

Tuesday 18 at 7pm
Wednesday 19 May at 7.30pm

Tickets: €22 (Full Price) / €18 (Concession) / €17 (Early Bird)
10% discount off full price tickets for AF members. Call the Box Office on (01) 672 8815.

Other French productions or co-productions during the Dublin Dance Festival: Basso Ostinato by Caterina Sagna (May 17-18 at Project Arts Centre) and AD VITAM by Carlotta Sagna (May 21-22 at Project Arts Centre), MonStreS by La BaZooKa (May 13-15 at The Ark).

Samuel Beckett Theatre
Beckett Centre 202 Pearse St, D2

Monday, May 10, 2010

Training - Acting techniques for improved student engagement

Acting techniques for improved student engagement

Training. New instalment in our Teacher of French Training Workshops series:

Acting techniques for improved student engagement presented by Anne Abel-Ginisty, both a professional actress and a teacher of French as a foreign language at the Alliance Française in Dublin.

Using theatrical techniques learns how to take account of personal qualities to help voice utilisation, body movements and the use of space, in particular. Activities help students to take the lead and participate more fully in class.

Saturday 15 May 2-4pm at the Alliance Francaise in Dublin
AF members €10
Non-members €20

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Rencontre avec Samuel Beckett

Rencontre avec Samuel Beckett

Conference. Charles Juliet and Barry McGovern will talk about their encounters with Samuel Beckett at different stages of their life.
Charles Juliet, is a French poet, playwright and novelist. In 1986, he published his Rencontres avec Samuel Beckett, which included four interviews he had with the author. Barry McGovern is an Irish stage, film and television actor. He is known internationally for his award-winning one-man Beckett show I'll Go On. Barry McGovern will read a few extracts from Beckett’s work and from Charles Juliet own book. Q&A (French-English) will follow the reading.

Tuesday 11 May at 6.30pm
Admission free at the Alliance Francaise in Dublin

In collaboration with the Cultural Service of the French Embassy and the Lycée Français d’Irlande