Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
For more information contact:
Christine Weld
(01) 638 14 41
All events take place in the Alliance Française Dublin and are free of charge, unless otherwise stated

Welcome to our Cultural Centre

The Alliance Française in Dublin organises or sponsors many
events in connection with French Culture: concerts, exhibitions,
shows, screenings, plays, conferences, book launch, etc.
For our current exhibition please visit our
Gallery page

Screenings   Literary Festival   Special Event
Film Festival 2018
  Franco-Irish Literary
Festival: Sex & Sensibility
  Literary Cabaret
Cabaret littéraire

5 March – 12 April 2018
Admission free

To celebrate French language and cultural diversity, the Month of La Francophonie in Ireland, organised by the French Embassy, will showcase from March 1st to April 12th a series of cultural events involving music, literature, film and history along with talks, debates, screenings, concerts and  contests.

The Alliance Française Dublin will be hosting many events including the Francophonie Film Festival with free screenings selected by participating embassies.

Full Programme


23-25 March – Alliance Française & Dublin Castle (Castle Hall)
Admission free (first come basis)

This universal yet complex subject conjures up a full spectrum of possibilities, from the most dazzling beauty, that of free and consensual relations, to the darkness of predation.
13 writers of French, English & Irish languages, including Anne Enright, Lisa McInerney, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Léonor de Récondo, Sylvain Bosselet and Françoise Rey, will invite you to discuss sex and literature.
In addition to these debates, lectures and signings, a pop-up bookshop will be offered. And this year, we are proud to launch the Festival with a stunning Literary Cabaret evening that will provide a delightfully festive showpiece.


Friday 23 March – 6.30pm
Admission free

The curtains of the 2018 Franco-Irish Literary Festival on “Sex and Sensibility” will open on March 23rd at Alliance Française with a night of Literary Cabaret. Join international cabaret superstar Dusty Limits and fellow performers as they explore sex in literature in an intimate evening of readings, music and dance.

Starring: Dusty Limits (host and singer), Bryan Mullen (piano), Azaria Starfire (dancer), Kat Moiselle (dancer), Kate Finnegan and Ilias Athanasiadis (acrobatic duo).

Produced by Film Fatale.

Exhibition   Special Event   Cinéclub NEW FORMAT!
Au coeur de Mai 68
50th anniversary
  Goût de France
Good France 2018
  Cinéclub New Format:
Astérix Mission Cléopâtre
8 March - 9 April 2018
Admission free

To mark the 50th anniversary of the events of May 1968, the Alliance Française will host Au cœur de Mai 68, an exhibition based on the contemporary photographs of Philippe Gras. The Franco- Irish Literary Festival, dedicated to sexuality, will showcase contemporary literature and its representation of sexual relations which can often trace its roots back to the seismic events of May 1968.

Philippe Gras (1942-2007) was an independent photographer and an independent mind. Specialised in music, dance and theatre events photography, he also captured some of the most iconic shots of the 68 student revolt.


20-25 March 2018
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On the week of March 19th, 19 restaurants across Ireland will take part in Goût de France / Good France, the world’s largest celebration of French gastronomy!

Promoted by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Good France aims at celebrating the conviviality of French cuisine, forging ties between chefs of the world.

Blending the best of French and Irish ingredients, 19 chefs from all over Ireland, (including our very own Bruno from La Cocotte) will join 3,000 chefs worldwide in celebrating good food and gastronomy around March 21st.


Thursday 22 March – 7.40pm
€5 with a free glass of wine / Free for Premium Members

Discover the Cinéclub's new format! 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 2002 cult comedy Astérix Mission Cléopatre, a frenzied and hilarious adaptation of the René Goscinny & Albert Uderzo's comic strip by Alain Chabat from the
French group of comedians Les Nuls.

The Cinéclub is free for Alliance Française Premium Members among many other advantages! More on Memberships