French Cuisine (Pension Complète)

François (Franck Dubosc) and Charlotte (Pascalle Arbillot), a couple with a shaky relationship, manage together a seaside luxury hotel and they both have different priorities. This toxic atmospher finally explodes when Charlotte's first husband Alex (Gérard Lanvin), appears unexpectidely given that everybody believed he had died in the 2004 tsunami.

The Student and Mister Henri (L'Etudiante et Monsieur Henri)

Monsieur Henri (Claude Brasseur) is an old man who can no longer live alone because of his declining health. He is reluctant but finally accepts his son's (Guillaume de Tonquédec) idea of renting...

Bang Gang - A Modern Love Story (Bang Gang - Une Histoire d'Amour Moderne)

In the well-off neighbourhood of a French city on the Atlantic coast, George (Marilyn Lima), a beautiful 16-year old teenager girl, is in love with Alex (Finnegan Oldfield). In order to get his...

Down By Love (Eperdument)

Anna (Adèle Exarchopoulos), is in detention pending her trial. She starts talking with Jean (Guillaume Gallienne), the prison director. A complicity quickly appears between them, and they fall in...

The Measure of a Man (La Loi du Marché)

Thierry, an unemployed middle-aged man, tries to find a new job to make ends meet. He starts working as a security guard in a grocery store. This job makes him face a moral dilemma. Should he...

Mon Roi

Following a serious skiing accident, Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) ends up in a rehabilitation centre. This gives her all the time she needs to remember her passionate love story with Georgio (Vincent...

The Brand New Testament (Le Tout Nouveau Testament)

God exists. He lives in Brussels. He (Benoît Poelvoorde) is horrible to his wife (Yolande Moreau) and his 10-year-old daughter, Ea (Pili Groyne). To get back to her dad, she sends everyone the date...


In a village in the northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters Nur, Ece, Selma and Sonay come home from school, innocently playing with boys.

Battle of the Rails (La Bataille du Rail)

A study of World War resistance among Breton rallwaymen, using non-professional actors and natural locations. This winner of the Cannes Film Festival is advanced in documentary style.

The Français de Londres celebrate Bastille Day in Portobello Road - On 14 July

Celebrate Bastille Day with your friends in Acklam Village Market, a sought-after venue located in the centre of the famous Portobello Market in Notting Hill.

Cinema event back to categories

The Fête du Cinéma at Ciné Lumière - 26 to 29 June

Every year in the Summer, France pays tribute to the 7th Art with La fête du cinéma, a popular event celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016. This year, from 26 to 29 June, Ciné Lumière will take part in the first London edition in partnership with the CNC and the Institut français.

Classical music back to categories

An "Entente musicale" at Holy Trinity on 9 July

Lewisham Choral Society returns to the glorious setting of the Grade 1 listed Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square to perform French and English music from the early and mid 20th century. Amidst Arts & Craft and pre-Raphaelite splendour, the choir sings a setting of the Mass by the virtually blind organist Louis Vierne – described as 'a worthy retort to Fauré's Requiem' – and a heart-felt prayer for peace by the young, prize-winning Lili Boulanger.

Gad Elmaleh presents 'Oh My Gad' at Leicester Square Theatre on 5 July SOLD OUT

After a number of shows performed in French, the humorist Gad Elmaleh presents his new show "Oh My Gad", entirely in English! The show includes the jokes that made him famous in France, as well as...

We can't laugh about everything - Patrick Timsit at the Shaw Theatre on 19 November

Patrick Timsit like to play with fire and make people laugh about everything even when it's not very politically correct. Thanks to a huge dose of self-deprecation and a vivid sense of humour it...

Coming Up back to categories

 FREE  Tri-lingual services at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) is holding tri-lingual services in Hebrew/French/English on Friday evenings.

 FREE  East London Bilingual School proposed opening in September 2017

The French Education Charitable Trust (FECT) proposes to open a new free school in East London to provide an outstanding education for pupils wishing to develop language skills in English and...

Smokey Joe & the Kid ft. MysDiggi at the Queen of Hoxton on 24 June

Smokey Joe & The Kid is the collaboration of two beatmakers from Bordeaux, France. They are passionate about US hip hop and bass music but also by groovy melodies from the beginning of the 20th century.

Gabrielle Ducomble live - 21 May and 30 June

Would you like to listen to really good jazz? The very talented singer Gabrielle Ducomble is about to start her third UK Tour. Following her wildly applauded sell out show at the 2015 London Jazz...

Jean-Michel Jarre at the O2 Arena on 7 October

The Godfather of Electronic Music, Jean-Michel Jarre will perform ay the O2 on Friday 7 October a spectacular live show. This is the first time in six years.

Renaud in concert at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on 18 October

After 10 long years, Renaud is making a comeback! The popular and rebellious singer rises from the ashes like a phoenix, as he now calls himself. With the release of a very personal and touching...

Les Innocents - Under the Bridge on 11 November

After a 13 year break, award winning and multi-million selling French duo, JP. Nataf and Jean-Chri Urbain, have reunited and released their fifth studio album, Mandarine. Les Innocents made French...

Conferences back to categories

From Scratch to Success: Business Stories - On 5 July with the French Chamber

The French Chamber of Great Britain opens the floor to three exceptional visionaries who will talk about their experiences, set-backs and routes to success.

Exhibitions back to categories

 FREE  Marc Chagall, Master of Colour at Stern Pissarro Gallery - From 16 June to 16 July

It normally takes a trip to a museum to see a Chagall exhibition, yet Stern Pissarro gallery will host a major Marc Chagall show from 16 June to 16 July. Featuring over forty oil paintings and works on paper from various periods of Chagall’s extensive career, the exhibition will represent a unique opportunity for the public.

 FREE  Designers Sample Sale Pop-Up - 19 June to 2 July

Style by Definition invites you to a sample sale of contemporary Greek fashion designers in Lonsdale Road.

Château Perché Festival in Auvergne - 13 to 15 August

Looking for a summer getaway in the French countryside but you don't want to leave the good Techno of London behind you? You'll find both at Château Perché!

20th anniversary of French Impressions at the Watermans on 25 June

It has already been 20 years since French Impressions, the Watermans' monthly talk and screening about French cinema started! To celebrate this anniversary, Watermans is organising a special event with the screening of "The Brand New Testament", after-screening party and tons of surprises!

Benjamin Clementine at Somerset House on 9 July

When North Londoner Benjamin Clementine performs, people stop and listen. His powerful and tender voice compliments the stark intimacy of his lyrics and ebb and flow of his piano lines. He creates...

Caravan Palace at Somerset House on 14 July

Electro-pioneers Caravan Palace fuse hedonistic house and old school jazz to glorious effect. Their decadent, potent cocktail of jazz manouche, hip-hop, jive, house and beats defies simple...

St Germain at Somerset House on 16 July

St Germain's new eponymous album is a subtle mixture of machines and instruments, of authentic roots and modern influences.

La Femme at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - On 17 November

Rock and pop, rococo-bauhaus, fed from multiple influences (Krafwerk, Elli & Jacno) La Femme just wants to please you. Generous and welcoming, she stretches you her white hand in the dark, if you...

Et Patati Patata Fun French Summer Day Camp 2016 - 18 July to 5 August

On va s’amuser les enfants! Things for kids to do in London this summer 2016! Et Patati Patata is a French immersion programme based on a wide range of fun and creative activities in French...

Creative music camp for children in French - August 22-26

Children will be playing the piano or wind instruments taught by two dynamic and passionate French professional music teachers. They will also attend a number of classes: singing, active rhythmic...

French Music Day at Dans le Noir? on 21 June

As per previous years, Music Day is back on Tuesday 21 June. For the occasion, from 8pm, in total darkness, French music will be played at Dans Le Noir to celebrate this widely acclaimed day when music can be enjoyed at every street corner in France.

Plays/ Opera back to categories

Les Fauristes Chamber Choir and Orchestra perform Dido & Aeneas Opera by Purcell - On 26 and 27 June

For the very first time, Les Fauristes Chamber Choir and Orchestra present Henry Purcell’s opera Dido & Aeneas, with libretto by Nahum Tate. Accompanying Les Fauristes in this daring and moving piece will be soloists from the Paris Opéra and the Clemens Non Papa Consort, who, together with full chamber orchestra, reveal why the popularity of this timeless baroque masterpiece remains as strong as ever, more than 300 years after its composition.

Les Musketieres Du Trois by Rats With Wings at the Blue Elephant Theatre - 6 to 8 July

These are harsh times: paupers will do anything for a bite to eat, while the gluttonous King Louis will consume anything he can get his grubby hands on. In order to rise from the gutter, one young...

Bastille Festival with the Exchange Theatre at the Drayton Arms Theatre - 21/06 to 17/07

In this year’s programme of the Bastille Festival, the Exchange Theatre will perform a total of seven shows around the main feature! Three invited professional shows by friends of the company, four...

 FREE  Alain Juppé in London - On 4 July at Imperial College

French politician Alain Juppé from Les Républicains political party will be in London on 4 July for a meeting on one of his campaign points: "5 years for employment".

 FREE  Monthly meetings to support Alain Juppé's candidacy for the primary elections in November 2016

Le Comité CAP AJ UK, Comité de Soutien au Royaume Uni pour la candidature d’Alain Juppé aux élections primaires de la droite et du centre de Novembre 2016, se réunira tous les 1ers jeudi de chaque...

Horticulture and design at GROW London in Hampstead - 23 to 26 June

A completely fresh contemporary garden and lifestyle fair, GROW London brings together the worlds of horticulture and design and is bursting with ideas on how to transform your indoor or outdoor space no matter how large or small.

 FREE  Small Glasses on the Zinc with Act'in Theatre on 2 July

It's the end of the Theatre year and the beginning of summer! The actors of Workshop Entre Act' of Act'in Theatre invite you to see their French play named "Small Glasses on the Zinc" for you to go...

Clayson Does Chanson at The Cabbage Patch in Twickenham on 23 July

Acclaimed Jacques Brel biographer, music journalist and performer Alan Clayson brings his Chanson cabaret show to Twickenham on Saturday 23 July. The cabaret show, Clayson Does Chanson, will be a...

A history of French Cinema in 12 easy lessons - 12/04 to 05/07

Twelve evening classes taking you through the history of French cinema from 1895 to 2016, using clips, DVDs, discussion, illustrated notes and supporting material physical and on the net.

Workshops back to categories

Drama Workshops in French

Julien Balajas, a French professional actor, opens a new Drama workshop for adults in West Kensington on the stage of a lovely theatre located inside the BHAVAN Center.

Theatre and Cinema workshops with Candice Desmet from Atelier Theatre Act'in

Atelier Théâtre Act’in created by Candice Desmet, launches theatre and cinema workshops for everyone in London. The purpose is to offer a freedom space for everyone whatever their age, their career...

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