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    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 rock/pop history in the 1990s with hits like "L’autre Finistère", "Un Homme Extraordinaire",...


Courted (L'hermine)

Michel Racine (Fabrice Lucchini) is a feared High Court judge. Very anti-social, he spends most of his time alone. A new trial opens, the jury members are called. Among them, Ditte (Sidse Babett Knudsen), an old acquaintance he hasn’t seen for years. During the trial, cadenced by the court hearings, they meet again.

Don't Look Now, We've Been Shot at (La Grande Vadrouille)

This is a 1966 comedy film about how the crew of a Royal Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress shot down over Paris must then make their way through German-occupied France with the main help of two French...

Lift to the Scaffold (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud)

Louis Malle's classy thriller about the attempt of ex-paratrooper and his mistress to dispose of her tycoon husband in a perfect murder. Jeanne Moreau wandering the streets of Paris by night to the...

The Taste of the Others (Le Goût des Autres)

A subtle comedy centring on a group of people from vastly different backgrounds who connect with one another in a provincial town.

The Bitch (La Chienne)

M. Legrand, a middle-aged cashier, who is painting to escape from his dull life, falls madly in love of Lulu who is just using him to get money. A classic melodrama with great actors.

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Laurent Cugny & Andy Sheppard revisit Gil Evans

A rare opportunity to see Andy Sheppard and Laurent Cugny perform together in celebration of the big band music of Gil Evans. Laurent leads a full band, featuring Andy Sheppard, mark the 30th anniversary of their recordings and this is their first UK performance together in many years.

St Germain at the Royal Festival Hall on 12 November

A respected figure in the world of electro music for the past two decades, a pioneer of the ‘French Touch’ and a creator of intelligent, sensual and original deep house, St Germain has always stood...

Les Diaboliques - Joëlle Léandre, Maggie Nicols, Irène Schweizer

Blurring the lines between free improv and cabaret, with a wickedly satirical edge, three fiercely independent spirits draw on some five decades of creative energy at the heart of European free...

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French Noir Season at Ciné Lumière

The doors of night are being opened wide this autumn at Ciné Lumière! From the mythical Lift to the Scaffold to the sombre Le Samourai, come to discover some unavoidable films of French culture.

Saturday French Impressions at the Watermans Arts Centre with Jon Davies

The Saturday French Impressions are back at the Watermans cinema! Jon Davies, who teaches French cinema at Morley College, is inviting you to a new season of monthly talks and screenings.

French Sundaes on the Occupation at the Cinema Museum once a month

Jon Davies, tutor in French cinema at Morley College, introduces his session on the Occupation, taking place at the Cinema Museum once a month. Each session will take a look at a French film and...

Anglo-French conversation at the Community Bookshop on Wednesday evenings

Come along and brush up on your French or English in this warm, friendly bookshop/café. All language levels are welcome.

PASCAL LEGITIMUS at the Hippodrome Casino on 8 November

Best known as one of the three "Les Inconnus", Pascal Legitimus will perform in London for the very first time his latest one man show "Incognitus". His wild ideas and caustic views on today’s society cover infidelity, sexuality, banking and the existence of pigeons! He tells real life stories with a series of characters that you’ll be happy to meet.

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...

The white blackbird at Drayton Arms Theatre - 23 November to 3 December

Alfred de Musset, the author of "Lorenzaccio" and "On ne badine pas avec l'amour" has just ended his passionate liaison with Georges Sand. He doubts, he aches, he loses the plot... This highly...

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 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 French integrated with a traditional British education, studying the English curriculum.

Match&Fuse Festival 2016

At the end of October, on 28/29 there will be a knees up like no other when Match&Fuse brings together musicians from 14 countries across Europe as a political ‘up yours’ to the obtuse world we find ourselves in, featuring a fantastic French jazz duo, Leila Martial and Valentin Ceccaldi on Friday 28 October.

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...

Emile Parisien and Vincent Peirani & Nikki Yeoh on 11 November

The London debut of two shooting stars of French jazz – an elegant and passionate combination of accordion and saxophone that echoes a French love affair with the music’s tradition. Emile Parisien...

The Epicurean exhibition at the Old Truman Brewery - 28-29 October

The Epicurean is East London’s new event for lovers of artisan and quality drinks and foods!

24th edition of French Film Festival UK - From 4 November to 1 December

The biggest explosion of French and francophone cinema in the UK will hit cinemas in November as part of a major expansion of the French Film Festival UK, an annual event now in its 24th year.

Christine and the Queens in concert on 2 & 3 November at the O2 Academy Brixton, London SOLD OUT

Christine and the Queens will be performing at the O2 Academy in Brixton in london. Her last concerts sold out quickly so book your tickets now!

Calypso Rose at the jazz cafe London on 14 November 2016

Feisty singer, winding storyteller, feminist pioneer and Caribbean cultural icon, it’s more than 40 years since Calypso Rose was first crowned calypso queen - and her new album Far From Home finds...

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...

Fakear at Oval Space on 23 November

Fakear is one of the rising stars to emerge from France's electronic scene. His brilliant album 'Animal' weaves together hypnotic samples, grooving melodies and silky beats, and it is unsurprising...

Archive at Camden Electric Ballroom on 30 November

Archive are a musical group based in London, whose music spans electronic, trip hop, avant-garde, post-rock and progressive rock.

Fun French Day Camp with Et Patati Patata at St Andrew's Church and star Centre - 24-28 October

Et Patati Patata is inviting 4-12 year olds to 30 hours per week of French immersion led by an experienced native French speaking primary teacher (école française).

South Ken Kids Festival at the Institut Français - 14 to 20 November

"Please, please, one more story!" This is what all children beg for at bed time. And some little princes go as far as saying: "Please draw a sheep for me." And if all their wishes could be...

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Drama and music at Madame Viardot's Salon on 3 November

If you have never been to a Parisian style salon before, this is your chance to experience beautiful music, provocative poetry, elegance and intrigue. Join a 19th century social gathering at the home of celebrated opera singer, Pauline Viardot.

 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.

Voilà! The Frenglish theatre festival - 2 to 13 November

Voilà! is a unique annual rendezvous where francophone and anglophone cultures meet, through performance. For the fourth year running, Voila! proposes an eclectic programme showcasing theatre in...

An Evening in Paris with Gabrielle Ducomble at Denbies Wine Estate on Friday 25th November

On her third UK tour, Gabrielle brings her special blend of Gallic charm and musicality to new audiences and old friends. Singing in English and French, she performs iconic songs by the likes of...

The France Show at London Olympia on 27-29 January 2017

Enjoy cookery demonstrations from French chefs, listen to best-selling authors, play a game of pétanque, watch the can can dancers delight the crowds and visit the French market selling delicious...

An American in Paris, the Musical in London from 4 March 2017

Jerry Mulligan is an American GI who dreams of becoming a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. She follows the beautiful young dancer Lise in the streets of Paris which...

Rugby & Football inter-school tournament in Hyde Park on 10 December with Serge Betsen Rugby

Get ready for the second edition of the rugby and football inter-school tournament and be part of the Serge Betsen Rugby’s school history!

Workshops back to categories

Join the Saturday kids book Club at Librairie La Page

Librairie La Page is the perfect place for kids to have fun whilst discovering French literature! Come and join the club to attend the events organised between 17 September and 10 December.

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...

Drama classes by the Exchange Theatre

Exchange Theatre offers drama classes in French to adults but also children in London. Thanks to a nine-year experience, we welcome our students with pleasure and professionalism in our company.

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