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

International Literature Festival   Readings   Festival
Meet Mathias Énard
& Javier Cercas 
  Words on the Street 2018
European Literature Trail
  Fête de la Bretagne
Gouel Breizh

Wednesday 23 May – 6.30pm
€10 / €8  

Two world-renowned prize winning authors join forces! Spanish writer Javier Cercas delves with passion and honesty into the most ambiguous aspects of what makes us human in his new novel The Imposter. In The Blind Spot, he considers the most imaginative fiction of the last hundred years. Multi-award winning French novelist Mathias Énard, author of the epic Zone, a 500-page sentence, also lives in Barcelona. His recent book Compass, takes place during a single, sleepless night.

Presented by International Literature Festival Dublin in association with the Instituto Cervantes & the Spanish Embassy, the French Embassy & Alliance Française Dublin.

Thursday 24 May – From 6.30pm
Admission free – No booking

We are delighted to take part again in Dublin UNESCO City of Literature's festival Words on the Street and to team up this year with the Embassy of Denmark.

Words on the Street will take you on a journey across the European cultural landscape in an evening of celebrity readings of works by contemporary European authors on a trail beginning in Kildare Street and ending on Fenian Street, Dublin 2.
Excerpts from Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal (translated by Jessica Moore) and Rabbits by Iben Mondrup (translated by Peter Breum) will be read by the Love/Hate & Fair City star Johnny Ward in French Library.

Saturday 26 May – 7pm
10€ at the door / Win tickets on Twitter

To celebrate Brittany day, BreizhÉire, with the support of Région Bretagne, presents a Fest Noz with exciting talents from the Brittany, Irish & World Folk Music. A Fest Noz is a Breton traditional festival with group dancing and live acoustic music. It was added in 2012 by the UNESCO into the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The craic will be ninety with these three bands: Landat / Le Querler (Voices of Brittany), OTridal (Breton Fusion) and Bal Feirste  (French, Breton & Irish music) and Traditional Crêpes will be served on our special billigs from Brittany!

The Cobblestone, Smithfield, Dublin 7