Monday, November 29, 2010

Saturday 4 December from 9.30am to 4.30pm
In need of ideas for your Christmas presents?

The 3rd French Christmas Market will be held at the Alliance Française on Saturday 4 December.
You will love its cheerful and cosy atmosphere.
Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy some tasty food from our delicatessen with a warming hot drink.
Our seasonally-decorated stands will be selling an array of Christmas presents including wine, chocolates, jewellery, cosmetics, books, clothes and decorations.
So whether you're looking for that special gift, a seasonal snack, or simply looking for some festive atmosphere, the Alliance Française Christmas Market 2010 is the perfect place for yuletide cheer with a beautiful French touch.

Admission free

Monday, November 22, 2010


Concert. “Hotclub” is a blend of Swing Jazz and Gypsy (Roma) music. It is largely associated with the Quintette du Hot Club de France a jazz group founded in France in 1934 by guitarist Django Reinhardt.

The Hotclub of Dublin consists of three members of the Gilligan Family, John, Fintan and Daniel, virtuoso Russian gypsy violin player Oleg Ponomarev and well-known French saxophonist Cyrille Laurens.

The Hotclub of Dublin will launch their new album Fin voyage.

The Café des Amis will be open for wine, soft drinks and sandwiches.

Admission €15 non-members
€12 AF members

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thursday 18 November - 7.00 to 9.30pm

Following last year’s massive success the Alliance Française in partnership with the Ireland France Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Le Beaujolais Nouveau 2010 !
So, come along and join us for the arrival of this year’s Beaujolais with friends and colleagues, when you will be guided by Richard Moriarty, Chief wine buyer at Supersquinn, in the setting of a festive evening with music, local food products (cheeses, patés, saucissons etc…) to accompany the wine tasting and…. a surprise !
We are honoured to welcome our newly-arrived Ambassador to France in Ireland H.E. Emmanuelle d’Achon for the evening.

With the support of Superquinn‘s wine expert Richard Moriarty and the sponsorship of Emerald Freight Express.

Price: AF & IFCC members €40 per person / €70 per couple
Non-members €55

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Friday 5 November from 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Who killed Jacques Perrin? The situation is serious at the Manor of La Main Noire… Jacques Perrin, a French teacher of the Manor, has been strangled! All the residents of the Manor are upset: The guardian is crying all the time, the librarian stopped reading, the teachers are on strike... Tension is at its height !
That’s why the Landlord of the Manor decided to call Grolumbo, the famous French inspector! But must be helped to interrogate all the suspects by a lot of aspiring investigators…YOU
So, join us to unmask the murderer !
A voucher for French classes to win!

Admission FREE.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Teachers' workshop: Sung French as a pedagogical tool

Saturday 13 November 1 – 3pm

Through exercise and vocal games, this workshop offers teachers of French as a Foreign Language, as well as secondary school French teachers, some strategies to develop oral and aural skills and provide their students with the courage to take the lead in conversations and to improve structure and pronunciation.

The musical theatre of Georges Aperghis, who combines poetry and humour, the speaking voice and the singing voice, will provide the material used by Laura Zimmerman, a professional singer, who is currently directing the choir of the Alliance Française Dublin.

AF members €5/Non-members €10. Online registration available.