Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
For more information contact:
Françoise Brung
(01) 638 14 47
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

Opening Night / Exhibition   Talk   Book Launch
Green Week
Climate: state of emergency
  Green talk:
Raising the City
  Quand un peuple parle
Bruno Tardieu

Tuesday 1 December – 6.30pm
Admission free [rsvp]

The 2015 edition of the Fondation Alliance française International Photography Contest was dedicated to the topic of climate change.
For the opening of the our Green Week we will showcase some of photographs from the 105 Alliances françaises in 43 countries who participated in the contest.

May those testimonies contribute to the necessary growing awareness on the urgency of acting and preventing the irreversible – Jérôme Clément, President Fondation Alliance française


Thursday 3 December – 6.30pm
Admission free [rsvp]

This talk will be part of our Green Week, working hand in hand with the Paris Climate Conference - COP21 held at the same time.

The purpose of this event will be to highlight different initiatives working for a sustainable, green and cooperative society.

As such we have decided to invite an artist (Méadhbh O'Connor), a member of an organization (Trocaire) and a start-up (OBEO) to present their different points of view.

Tuesday 8 December – 6.30pm
Admission free [rsvp]

The more the economic and social crisis intensifies, the more common beliefs about the people living in poverty spreads. Prejudices hurt and contribute to confining those who live in poverty into silence.

For over 60 years, with ATD Quart Monde, they have begun to break their silence. Bruno Tardieu, French delegate national for ATD quart monde from 2008 to 2014 and author of « Quand un peuple parle » tells the story of this movement.

Tasting   Special Event   Performance
Festive Wine
& Cheese Tasting
  Alliance Française's
Christmas Special
  Alliance Française Choir
Christmas Recital

Thursday 10 December – 6.30pm
€30 / Booking

Honest2Goodness will delight our taste buds with festive wines and cheeses to accompany the festive season. A special price will be available to the people attending the tasting on Champagne and Pouilly-Fumé.

The tasting will be run by Brid  & Colm Carter (DipWSET) in a convivial and friendly atmosphere. Learning has never been so pleasant. Honest2Goodness are committed to quality, terroir and run a "continental market" in Glasnevin.

Saturday 12 December – 11am to 2pm  – Admission free

For the first part of the morning (10am to 1pm), a variety of workshops will take place in the French Library giving little ones and grown-ups alike the chance to create and bring home something they made themselves and to discover Christmas decorations and gift ideas. At the same time, we will have a Disco Brunch in our café La Cocotte with French Christmas food and a DJ set.
Around 1.30pm the workshops will stop and we invite everyone to share French Christmas drinks with the AF staff.


Wednesday 16 December – 7.30 pm
Admission free [rsvp]

The Alliance Française Choir's Christmas Concert, conducted by Lucie O’Flynn, is back this year to delight your ears with the sound of French Christmas songs: Entre le boeuf et l'âne gris - Vive Le vent - Un flambeau Jeannette - O Nuit Brillante - Les Anges dans nos campagnes - Stille Nacht (multilingual) - Es ist ein ros enstsrungen and also part of the Fauré ‘s requiem, Hebrew and German songs to name but a few…
Come and join us for a special festive evening! Family and friends are very welcome.