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The Autumn Term will start
from September 16th for minors
and 23rd for adults!
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French Courses   Special Event   Children's Workshop
Autumn Term for
all ages and abilities
  Culture Night 2019
with a French twist
  Meet Laurent Audouin
& Geoffroy de Pennart

Minors from September 16th
Adults from September 23rd
Free assessment every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5-7pm

The September Term is open to both former and new students.General French courses, conversation courses, refreshers' classes, specialised workshops, cultural clubs and intensive sessions will be available for adults of all levels morning and evening times for 8 weeks from September 23rd.

Come for a free assessment between 5& 7pm from September 2nd and meet one of our teachers who will advise on the most suitable course for you and walk you through our timetable.

Assessments are free of charge and no appointment is required. You don't need an assessment if you are a complete beginner or already a student, you can enrol directly online.

Friday 20 September from 6pm
Admission free No Booking

From 6pm to 8pm: Multimedia Treasure Hunt at The French Library! Bring your team (all ages welcome) and look around the library to find the treasure! Goodies to be won for the finishers, and a special Premium Membership for the winner of the raffle! The hunt is suitable for non-French speakers.

From 8pm to 10pm: Now a highlight of Culture Night, our festive live concert will this year give the floor to the French Band Beretta ChiC! The music "made in Beretta" is Twist and Rock, and the atmosphere is offbeat and burlesque. A concert that is sure to be lively, unpretentious and very entertaining!

Be sure to pay a visit also to the French Embassy too, their facade will be brought to life by French artists Scenocosme!

Part of the European Cultural Trail, an initiative of EUNIC Ireland (European Union National Institutes for Culture) for Culture Night.

Saturday 21 September – 11am
Admission free

Geoffroy de Pennart and Laurent Audouin, renowned children’s book author-illustrators, are looking forward to coming to Dublin to present their work to children from 7-12 years old and sharing their passion for writing, reading and drawing.

There will be two parts to their presentation:

- A projection with commentary of their joint exhibition, during which children will be able to ask questions and participate;

- A hands-on pen and ink workshop where the children will be able to use the drawing techniques discovered during the first part of the session to produce their very own illustration.

Booking is essential as places are limited.
Books on sale and signings available!

Talk   Screening / Competition   Running Event
Pratchett Translated
European Day of Languages
Les Bronzés
  Rathfarnham 5K Run:
Join the AF Team!
Thursday 26 September – 6pm Admission free

In celebration of the European Day of Languages, join us for an exploration of how comic fantasy author, Terry Pratchett's famous Discworld novels are translated.
We will be joined by many of Pratchett's translators to discuss how each one of them tackled the same challenges in their own languages: French (Patrick Couton), German (Andreas Brandhorst), Greek (Anna Papastaurou), Hungarian (Anikó Sohár), Italian (Pier Francesco Paolini), Polish (Piotr W. Cholewa) and Spanish (Albert Solé, Martínez Roca).
This event, organised by EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) and Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, and generously supported by ESSE (European Society for the Study of English).

Examinations Hall, Trinity College Dublin


Thursday 26 September – 7.40pm
€5 with a free glass of wine / Free for Premium Members  

Join us every month for a subtitled screening of one of the most popular box-office hits in French cinema history, preceded by an informal presentation with a free glass of wine!

This month, (re)discover the cult 1978 French comedy film Les Bronzés directed by Patrice Leconte.
This satire of holiday resort life was a massive hit in France, selling  2.2 million tickets during its initial theatrical release, and was the first of many films written and performed by the legendary French troupe Le Splendid.

The Cinéclub is free for AF Premium Members. Win tickets on our Twitter!

Sunday 29 September – 10am
Get a 25% discount 

Wear the Alliance Française Dublin (AFD) colours at the Rathfarnham 5K Run! Whether you are a student, a member or just a supporter, you can join the AFD Team and get 25% off the registration fee!
The Rathfarnham 5K Run has been run around the streets of Ratharnham, and Terenure on the last Sunday in September every year since 1998. It is a very popular 5k and because it takes place on a very fast course, it is favoured by runners from all over the country in order to set a personal best time. This year's chosen charity is Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

There will be over €4,000 in prizes in this year’s Rathfarnham 5K Run and the highest ranked runner in the AFD Team will win prizes including free French courses, Premium Memberships and goodie bags!