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    EXCHANGE THEATRE FESTIVAL

    Do not miss this year's festival organised by Exchange Theatre. Since 2007, the company has been very proud to hold an annual festival, mixing bilingual professional productions with bilingual amateur dramatics. The event grows from strength to strength and gains more and more success and...

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  • Concert

    Francis Cabrel at the Royal Albert Hall on 16 October

    French singer Francis Cabrel will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall on 16 October. It is his first live concert in London. He changed the face of French pop music culture forever with songs including Je l’aime à mourir, La corrida, Petite Marie, Je t’aimais, je t’aime, je t’aimerai, L’encre...

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LO'JO

LO'JO, the mighty French musical pioneers from Angers, present their new album "Fonetiq Flowers" There are times when we half-listen to an old friend natter, convinced we can predict what they’ll say next. There are times when we buy the latest book by a famous author, with no intention of actually reading it, simply because their prose shook us in our youth. How easily we forget that people change, progress, and rebel. We forget that life is often only a...


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La fête des mères + Q&A with Audrey Fleurot (Intouchables)

Presidents, nannies, bakers, actresses, teachers, florists, journalists, doctors… These women are progressive, benevolent, clumsy, absent, omnipresent, overworked, guilt-laden… Their children both...

Simone Veil, une histoire française

Haunted by the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps and the loss of her mother, father and brother, French politician Simone Veil showed in the course of her career a profound integrity that led...

La Fête du Cinéma

La Fête du Cinéma is back at Institut Français! Five films at £5 at Ciné Lumière, join us on this unmissable celebration of French cinema. There is something for everyone: poignant biopics,...

TRIBUTE TO MARCEL CARNÉ

The Institut français is paying tribute to Marcel Carné, a monstre sacré of French cinema, with a film season screening some of his greatest works. Hailed as the greatest metteur en image, he made...


Papooz live @ Scala, London - 27 June 2018

With new music due out later this year, Papooz announce their biggest UK show to date at Scala. Sweet melodies, swaying pop rhythms with an exotic French vibe.

CONCERT CANCELLED Charles Aznavour at the Royal Albert Hall on 30 June

CONCERT CANCELLED Following his sell-out shows here in 2013, 2014 and 2015, legendary singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour returns once more, at the age of 93, to become the oldest artist to ever...

Amadou & Mariam

Hear husband and wife musical duo Amadou & Mariam play from their latest album, La Confusion, in Royal Festival Hall. With the release of La Confusion, their eighth international album, two of...

Francis Cabrel at the Royal Albert Hall on 16 October

French singer Francis Cabrel will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall on 16 October. It is his first live concert in London. He changed the face of French pop music culture forever with songs...

Les Salons en Musique

To celebrate the restoration of its piano Pleyel, the Institut français is launching a new series of chamber music in its renovated Salons: a great opportunity to reinvent Debussy with Nash...


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Monet and Architecture @ The National Gallery

This is a new way of looking at Monet’s work. It shows how he used architecture to create his compositions, both in his most famous paintings and lesser-known works. This is the first time in...

 FREE  Outsider Art Exhibition @ Josephine Clavel Project.

The gallery presents 3 artists inspired by the "CoBrA" art movement and "Art Brut" ( Jean Dubuffet designated movement). Their style is based on spontaneity and experiment. Inspired by Primitive...


EXCHANGE THEATRE FESTIVAL

Do not miss this year's festival organised by Exchange Theatre. Since 2007, the company has been very proud to hold an annual festival, mixing bilingual professional productions with bilingual amateur dramatics. The event grows from strength to strength and gains more and more success and recognition each year. The 9th edition owned the company an Off West End nomination in the best direction category for the production of The Doctor in spite of Himself, by Molière....


The Sparrows of Paris

Headed by Parisian jazz singer Carolyn Saint-Pé with Pete Watson on accordion, Yûr Yesli on guitar and Julia Doyle on double bass, The Sparrows of Paris transport you in time and space to Paris of the beginning of the 20th century with a repertoire of vintage french chansons (Edith Piaf, Fréhel, Mistinguett, Arletty), jazz-musette and gypsy jazz of the period. With their new album, JAVAS, The Sparrows of Paris bring back to life the javas of yesteryear with two new...


BABIES CORNER

Read, play, sing, grow! Whether you love drawing, reading, clapping or dancing there will be something to enjoy on Wednesdays & Saturdays!

Music Classes for kids in French

Are you looking for a quality weekly Eveil Musical session? Or a one-to-one French-speaking music teacher? Join us for Eveil Musical sessions every week for kids aged 3-6. Every Thursday (term...

Eveil Musical & end of year Music presentation

Are you looking for Eveil Musical classes for September 2018, and you would like to meet us? Or a French-speaking music teacher? Come and meet us for this session ending with a mini concert...

FIFA 18 WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT

While the World Cup is kicking off, the French Institute is hosting its homemade Coupe du Monde with a series of sessions for children and parents alike on e-sport. Join our FIFA tournament and get...

Et Patati Patata Number 1 London French Day Camp. Fulham. 100% French Fun!

Et Patati Patata Number 1 London French Day Camp. Fulham. 100% French Fun!Award winning camp. Learn French without leaving London!


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Tartuffe at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 25th May

Molière’s classic comedy Tartuffe is set to premiere as the West End’s first dual language theatre production, written in both English and French. The seventeenth century comedy moves to America, where a French film tycoon finds his life uprooted by an American evangelist. Adapted by Christopher Hampton and directed by Gerald Garutti, Tartuffe will premiere for a limited ten week West End run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from Thursday 25th May 2018.


MISANTHROPE by the Exchange Theatre Company

In an age with ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ make headlines in newspapers and on TV news, Exchange Theatre reimagines Moliere’s satire on the 17th century French court, The Misanthrope, and relocates it in a 21st century TV newsroom. Costumed in modern dress and surrounded with high tech equipment this production makes relevant this enduring classic as it serves to explore the idea of gossip, innuendo and ultimately fake news.


 FREE  Watch the World Cup 2018 @ Bounce

There's no greater place to watch the World Cup than at Bounce, okay Russia is meant to be alright but it's nothing on the show Bounce is putting on here: two ultra large screens and loads of HD TVs throughout the place. The action will be unmissable. They've gone totally football crazy and transformed the venue into the ultimate paradise for all the French games. Just think of Bounce as your home away from home. Allez la France!



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