• Independant School Show
    Independant School Show

    Independent Schools Show London

    Meet over 190 of the UK's leading nurseries, preparatory and senior schools. Gain a balanced understanding of the private school sector - hopefully discovering the perfect school for your child, a school you may never have considered before visiting the show.

  • Anne Rougemanoff
    Anne Rougemanoff
    One-woman Show

    Anne Roumanoff in London

    Anne Roumanoff, the famous French humorist is coming to London for her last show on 7 January, 2015!


My Name is Hmmm...(Je m'appelle Hmmm...)

This fiction is about an 11-year-old runaway, the oldest daughter of three. An absent mother, an abusive father, a grandmother too pure to imagine what is going on. During a field trip, the girl...

Day Break (Le jour se lève)

The apotheosis of « poetic realism » in a beautifully fatalistic tale of love and betrayal.

Cine/concert back to categories


Screening of J'accuse, Abel Gance's silent movie. The multi-award winning pianist and composer Karol Beffa will improvise his music live, echoing with the silent images. Highly recommended.

Cinema event back to categories

Back to Kotelnich

Screening of Back to Kotelnich, followed by a Q&A with Emmanuel Carrère and a book signing.

My Name is Hmmm...

Céline is an 11-year old who holds her family together as she bears the weight of sexual abuse by her unemployed father while her mother earns money as a waitress. During a school trip to the...


After the success of Seraphine with Yolande Moreau, French director Martin Provost returns to the first-name female biopic genre with Violette, a beautifully crafted and performed period drama that...

Tribute to Truffaut

Retrospective of François Truffaut's work, a seminal figure in the history of Cinema, as part of French Institute's Sunday French Classics series.

Classical music back to categories

The Belle Epoque: European Chamber Music

Discover the music of the Belle Époque era on a journey that will lead you from famous works and composers such as Debussy and Saint-Saëns to the hidden gems of songwriters Hahn, Chaminade, Duparc and many more… This series of three concerts is curated by the British/French cellist Corinne Morris.

How to become a Parisian in one hour? By Olivier Giraud

You love Paris but you think that Parisians are rude? You're right, they are! Don't wait and go to be trained on "How to become a Parisian in one hour?" . More than 450 000 spectators have seen it so far ! This is the essential survival guide to enjoy Paris !

French Song Cycle "You write, We sing!"

French Song Cycle is a team of 4 musicians and singers, who put into music texts written by Francophile authors. These songs will be performed as the closing show of Voila Festival!

Vintage French Musette Social Dance

Dance to live music the way the French do on a Sunday afternoon! Parisian chanteuse Carolyn Saint-Pé and her quartet The Sparrows of Paris will transport you in time and place to France in the 1920s to 50s with a mixture of java, valse musette, French tango, paso doble and foxtrot.

Camille Claudel out now on DVD

Oscar winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Chocolat) gives a fantastic performance in this stunning portrait of a year in the life of Camille Claudel, the sculptor August Rodin's infamous mistress. The French author whose previous masterpieces include Flanders and Hors Satan, draws up a beautiful stark version of a woman denied art, confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France where she will never sculpt again.

Exhibitions back to categories

The Winter Olympia Art and Antiques Fair

The 24th Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair (3-9 November 2014) is the only high calibre art and antiques fair between October and March and a highlight of the Winter art season. One hundred and tweenty of the UK’s top dealers will be selling exceptional examples of fine art and antiques from all periods.

 FREE  Independent Schools Show London

Meet over 190 of the UK's leading nurseries, preparatory and senior schools. Gain a balanced understanding of the private school sector - hopefully discovering the perfect school for your child, a...

 FREE  Exhibition - Peter Brown: En Route London to Paris

Over 70 new works illustrate Brown's recent travels in Paris and Brittany, including views of Notre-Dame cathedral, rue Saint André des Arts, the Pont Saint-Michel and coastal scenes from Plage des...

Voilà ! Festival at the Cockpit Theatre

Rendezvous at the annual French-language-loving festival from 30th October to 8th November 2014

South Ken Kids Festival

Between 17 to 23 November the South Ken Kids Festival is back at the French Institute in London.

Les Inrocks Festival with Francois & The Atlas Mountains at the Scala

Very excited to announce for the first time a London night as part of the prestigious Festival Les InRocKs Philips with FRANCOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS headlining the Scala on Nov 11th with supports from PETIT FANTOME and ISAAC DELUSION.

Et Patati Patata: a week to learn French in London, with fun!

Learn French without leaving London! It's possible with the French Autumn camps in October of Et Patati Patata. Children will progress quickly with fun.

Peter and The Wolf

Peter and the Wolf is an educational concert for kids in French, performed by 3 musicians. The lead singer will take the kids into Prokofiev's masterpiece. A part of the concert will also involve...

Fun French Lessons for Children

Great French lessons for children ! www.etpatatipatata.com 100% French club 100% French fun Your French club 100% French fun at Fulham Library every Tuesday after school for 3-9 year olds!

Halloween Ball, an affair from Baron Vrykolakas

If you're looking for a sleek, super-stylish Halloween dripping in lavish concept, The Mansion could be just the thing for you. The team behind the parties specialise in crafting bespoke colour-themed nights with an exclusive feel to them, and their Halloween Ball will be on the same sexy flex.

Afternoon Tea at BB Bakery

Enjoy an " Afternoon Tea " in some comfortable surroundings at the beautiful French Bb Bakery shop near Covent Garden.

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...

Plays/ Opera back to categories

Notes from underground

An atmospheric production, Notes from Underground is a powerful monologue delivered by a man locked away from society by his own choosing. "A rare moment - a gem of dramatic intelligence that disturbs you, touches you and demands admiration." (Le Figaro)

The Pleasures of Versailles

A French operatic party around Charpentier's "Les Plaisirs de Versailles" performed by Clemens Non Papa Consort during the Voila Festival! Bring your mask, your friends, and welcome to Versailles...

It's so nice - Cie Oh My God

Mary, Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I, Queen of England: two 16th century icons whose inextricably linked destinies have caused as much ink as blood to flow. Two present day actresses, Lula Béry...

Anne Roumanoff in London

Anne Roumanoff, the famous French humorist is coming to London for her last show on 7 January, 2015!

More articles