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 FREE  French Literary season for Londoners

On Tueday 10 October, the French literary season will no longer have any secrets for Londoners. A few days after the Goncourt, Renaudot, Femina, Médicis, French Academy prizes have been announced, Norbert Czarny, will help us understand what makes a book successful when more than 600 of them are published around the same time in France.

Notre Dame de France celebrates its 150th anniversary

This anniversary year is an opportunity for Notre Dame de France to rejoice in the richness of its community today: a rich programme for the whole year.

Cinema event back to categories

59th BFI London Film Festival at Ciné Lumière

The 59th BFI London Film Festival will take place from 8 to 18 October. Britain's leading film event will showcase no less than 238 films from 71 countries in 16 venues around London.

 FREE  Franglish - Language Exchange

FRANGLISH is a weekly French/English and Spanish/English language exchange event taking place in bars in the heart of London. Participants come to practice a foreign language and make friends in a warm and friendly environment.

JEFF PANACLOC at O2 Sheperds Bush Empire on 28 January 2016

JEFF PANACLOC loses control over JEAN-MARC, a monkey full of adrenalin. Which one of them is going to (re)take control of the show? Hard to guess specially when Jeff becomes Jean-Marc and then...

Alexandre Astier - L'Exoconference at London Palladium

French writer, director, actor and composer Alexandre Astier makes his London debut with « L’Exoconference », his latest work for the stage. The creator of French cult comedy « Kaamelott »...

Charles Aznavour returns to Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 3 November

Arguably the most important French singer and songwriter of all time, the legendary Charles Aznavour returns to the Royal Albert Hall on 3 November 2015, for the third time in 18 months.

Calogero at Scala on Monday 9 November

Calogero is a huge star of French popular music with a career spanning twenty years. He began as a member of the hugely successful pop trio ‘Les Charts’, and developed into an influential...

Conferences back to categories

"Discipline positive" conference

Conference in French about the "Discipline positive". Sabine Ennabli and Karine Quarez, instructors in schools, will present and explain how to educate children and teenagers with authority but with understanding and kindness too and how this positive reinforcement will help your children to be happy and fulfilled.

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 FREE  Multiplied Art Fair 2015

Multiplied is the UK’s only fair devoted exclusively to contemporary art in editions. Hosted annually by Christie’s South Kensington it takes place during Frieze week and offers a rich programme of...

The Family Travel Show

The Family Travel Show is the UK’s first ever event totally dedicated to family travel adventures. Family holidays are precious memories in the making and a chance to spend that all important...

A Night in Paris

‘A Night in Paris’ is the critically acclaimed French cabaret show starring Aurora and the Chanson Trio. The show features songs/jazz made famous by some of France's best known singers/composers,...

Ibrahim Maalouf and Manu Katche

Do not miss two of the most dynamic forces on today’s European jazz scene, in a double bill of genre-busting creative energy at the Barbican centre on 17 November.

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Le Talent de mes amis

Alex and Jeff are two best friends living a quiet and easy life. Both working in a multinational firm, they seem happy with their little routine, until they attend a personal development workshop....


Alicia, a designer for a haute couture fashion house, lacks the inspiration to create a new collection after a bitter breakup. To save the show, her driven director quickly comes up with a solution...

Dans la cour with Catherine Deneuve

This bittersweet, touching comedy relates the meeting of two endearing lost souls. Antoine, a former musician in the middle of a depression, is hired as the caretaker of an old Paris apartment...

Fidelio: Alice's Journey

Alice is a 30 year-old sailor, in love with Félix who waits for her ashore as she unexpectedly sets off as second mechanic on the Fidelio, an old freighter. On board, she discovers not only that...


In the early morning of 1st January, the telephone rings. Murphy wakes up next to his young wife and 2-year-old child. Electra’s mother, sick with worry, wants to know whether he has heard from her...

Un homme idéal

Frustrated by seeing his dream of becoming a famous writer slipping away, Mathieu seizes the opportunity when hefinds a manuscript about a soldier’s life in Algeria and publishes it in his own...

Festival Les InRocKs Philips in London with Yael Naim on 12 November

After a successful 1st edition in London with Francois & The Atlas Mountains, the Festival Les InRocKs Philips returns to London for a special night with Yael Naim.

French band La Femme at Koko on 24 November

The French band La Femme will be in London in May to perform its psych pop punk music at Koko! The group released their debut album Psycho Tropical Berlin in April last year.

Workshop with Delphine Perret

Have you ever made friends with a mouse, a crocodile, or a wolf? Bring your imaginary friend along, you’ll need him or her for this hands-on workshop. Delphine Perret will guide you through the...

Et Patati Patata Fun French October Half Term Day camps from 26 - 30 October

Learn French without leaving London! A French immersion programme based on a wide range of fun and creative activities in French blended with outdoor sport activities. Culture and language will...

Room on the Broom at the French Insitute

From the bestselling author Julia Donaldson and the illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Sheffler, comes a story about a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her...

Jean-Michel The Caribou & Other Stories

Jean-Michel the Woodland Caribou and superhero watches over Vlalbonvent and its inhabitants. One day he meets Gisele, a beautiful camel and hospital nurse. It is love at first sight. But how can...

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6 hour day trip to the Cotswolds from London Paddington

Escape for a day in the Cotswolds, board a minivan for a trip through hidden villages, enjoy an invitation into a traditional cottage, savour an excellent English cream tea.

Plays/ Opera back to categories

The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing

Following sell-out runs in Avignon, Paris and Boston, this internationally acclaimed show is coming to London. This autobiographical is a deeply moving, powerful and harrowing personal account of Darina Al-Joundi’s experiences growing up in Lebanon during the 1970s. Told unapologetically and with great humour, Darina’s story has captivated audiences around the world, shinning a light on the daily atrocities experienced by civilians living through war, and the...

Toize Moi fêtent leur divorce with Marie Blanche and Alain Chapuis

The "One-couple show" that will make you laugh out loud. Camille and Simon are pleased to announce their divorce. This evening, they are giving a mega party to celebrate the event. Their parents...

Three Splits / Trois ruptures at the Print Room

Why settle for an amicable break up when revenge, drama and surprise show how very much we care? Three couples, three splits, three stories. Award-winning French playwright Rémi De Vos’s fierce...

How the French (Really) Think: Sudhir Hazareesingh

From Descartes to Astérix, taking in the Paris Commune and the Dreyfus affair, Sudhir Hazareesingh’s new book How the French Think, published in June by Penguin Random House sets out to explore the enduring success of French thinkers, as well as their reception abroad and more recent ups, downs, and hesitations. Oxford historian Sudhir Hazareesingh will be joined for a discussion of these questions by a panel of fellow francophiles and experts.

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