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The Last Diamond (Le Dernier Diamant)

Simon (Yvan Attal), a master thief and ex-con on probation, is coerced into taking on the biggest, riskiest theft of his career: the theft of the Florentine, a fabled 137-carat yellow diamond which...


Numéro Deux (Number Two)

Experimental film about a young family in a social housing complex in France. The film uses a distinct style by presenting two images on screen simultaneously, leading to multiple interpretations...



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Ubu Roi - Theatre broadcast at Ciné Lumière on 24/02

Charting the exploits of the tyrannical King Ubu, the play is a startling challenge to the comfortable and conventional. Menacing, petulant and wonderfully anarchic, Alfred Jarry’s piercing humour...

Fragments of Conversations with Jean-Luc Godard at Ciné Lumière on 29/02

This documentary by French artist and writer Alain Fleischer portrays Jean-Luc Godard through a series of interviews the latter had with fellow filmmakers or historians and theoretician.

Hitchcock/Truffaut at Ciné Lumière on 05/03

In 1962, François Truffaut persuaded Alfred Hitchcock to sit with him for a week-long interview in which the great British director would share with his young admirer some of his secrets.

The Measure of a Man - Q&A with Vincent Lindon on 16/03 at Ciné Lumière

Unemployed for over two years, middle-aged Thierry is trying to get back into the job market while doing his best to make ends meet. Life, he learns, is an endless process of negotiation but it...

Retrospective on Jacques Audiard at Ciné Lumière - 21/02-30/03

Ahead of the UK release of Dheepan, Ciné Lumière is offering you a chance to follow the path drawn by Jacques Audiard with a complete retrospective of his filmography as a director.

French Film Sundaes at the Cinema Museum once a month

Jon Davies, tutor in French cinema at Morley College, introduces his thriller section, taking place at the Cinema Museum once a month. Each session will take a look at the particular quality of...


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The Firebird: London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on the 26th February

The Stravinsky who would change music forever was first glimpsed in the luminous 1910 score The Firebird. In this blazing ballet music, Stravinsky unleashed the pictorial powers with which he would...

French Masterpieces: London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on 20th April

After the success of his so-called ‘Impressionistic’ depictions of oceans and woodland animals, Claude Debussy set out to achieve ‘something new – a new reality’. This new reality he talked of was...


Café Philo at the French Institute on saturday morning

The French Institute is re-introducing Café Philo. This popular philosophy club had vanished but it is now back. The format remains the same: informal, interesting and lively.


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A Night in Paris comes to Chelsea on 16 April

"A Night in Paris" is the critically acclaimed new French cabaret show starring Aurora and the Chanson Trio. Already a great success as part of the entertainment for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in...

 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.


ArchiPol: an evening of French chanson at Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec in Kennington - 19/02-20/02

ArchiPol, French singer, songwriter and musician, is making his way back to the stage for two concerts! A keen interpreter of the classical repertoire of French chansons, he will be performing a programme of his very own songs, as well as famous and other less-well known gems from Jacques Brel, Barbara, Serge Gainsbourg and the likes...

Christine and the Queens at Koko on 15 March - IS NOW SOLD OUT

Christine and the Queens will be performing at Koko on the occasion of the UK release of her new album "Chaleur Humaine". The album features EP tracks "Jonathan" (feat. Perfume Genius) and "No Harm...

Alain Souchon and Laurent Voulzy at Eventim Apollo on 26 May

After 30 years of diverse collaborations, Alain Souchon and Laurent Voulzy released their first duo album in 2014, entitled "Alain Souchon & Laurent Voulzy". Both artists will be performing for the...


Hiroshima mon amour - DVD and Blu-Ray release on January 18th

Alain Resnais first feature, which André Malraux acclaimed as the most beautiful film he had ever seen, brought Resnais instant fame and has become an enduring classic. A complex study of a troubled relationship set in post World War II Japan.

The Lobster - DVD, Blu-ray and Digital release on 08/02

In a not too distant future, people who are single, according to the laws of The City, are arrested and taken to The Hotel, where they have to find a matching mate in under forty-five days. If they...

Gemma Bovery - DVD and Blu-ray release on 08/02

Martin, a baker, is spending quiet days in a small Norman village. He has kept from his Parisian youth a passion for literature. The arrival of his new neighbours, Gemma and Charles Bovery, a...


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 FREE  Modigliani: the graphic novel exhibition at Carnegie Library - 1-29 February

For the first time ever! The exhibition of a complete graphic novel: "The life and death of Amedeo Modigliani", by Laurent Seksik and Fabrice Le Hénanff.

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse at the Royal Academy of Arts - 30/01 to 20/04

Using the work of Monet as a starting point, this exhibition examines the role gardens played in the evolution of art from the early 1860s through to the 1920s.

Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art at the National Gallery - 17 February to 22 May

This landmark exhibition will explore the themes of Orientalism (religious, literary and historical narratives), animals, flowers and aestheticism.


Jean-Luc Godard Festival at BFI Southbank - 14 January to 29 February

A Godard season is on at the BFI. Godard is without doubt one of the most audacious filmmakers of the Nouvelle Vague.


The Palm Beach Story at BFI Southbank - 05/02-17/02

A well-meaning woman finds a way to help her husband financially. They have been married for 5 years but they are nearly broke. She decides to ditch him for a richer man.


 FREE  Children’s book swap at Quentin Blake Library on 13/02

Are you hungry for stories? Looking for a new adventure? Drop in at the Quentin Blake Library and swap your old books for new favourites. It’s almost Valentine’s Day and they also want to show and...

A new Saturday French School in Fulham

A new saturday French school just opened in Fulham! Register now for January.

Drawing and writing workshops for kids at Quentin Blake Library - 16/02 to 01/04

Numerous kids workshop are to take place at Quentin Blake Library! Check out the full program.

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...


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Florian Zeller's "The Mother" at the Tricycle Theatre - from 21 January to 5 March

Molière and Prix Interallié award-winning French playwright and novelist Florian Zeller ('La Fascination du Pire', 'La Vérité') comes to London with his play 'The Mother' (La Mère).


 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 mois de 19h à 20h30 au Bar des Gourmets des Ternes.


Amaluna Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall - 16/01 to 06/03

A mysterious island ruled by goddesses. After directing her daughter's coming of age ceremony, honouring femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance, Queen Prospera causes a storm. A group of young men wash up on the isle, triggering an epic love story between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. Theirs is a love that will be tested.


Mutiny Bay by Antoine Cossé at Ciné Lumière on 26/02

There is your chance to dive into Antoine Cossé’s most substantial work to date as the artist will be at Ciné Lumière for a special viewing of his work. He’ll present Mutiny Bay, a fascinating drama.

Reading Capital in the Era of Capitalist Crisis at Ciné Lumière on 11/03

On the occasion of the publication of a new complete edition of Reading Capital, Ciné Lumière invites you to an evening with thinkers and philosophers.

Modigliani, Bohemian Prince at Ciné Lumière on 31/03

Join Laurent Seksik, the best-selling author of The Last Days of Stefan Zweig and Fabrice Le Hénanff in a discussion moderated by comic expert Paul Gravett, about the power of visual storytelling...

Reading Group at the Institut Français

Literary discussion with a little French twist! This season, the Institut's unique bilingual Reading Group is dedicated to Testing Translation.


Workshops back to categories

Writing workshops with Chacun ses mots - 26 and 27 February

How to write funny texts in French? Chacun ses mots is inviting you to write, read, exchange, laugh hopefully and work on your sense of humour!

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.



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