Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
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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

Exhibition   Talk   Workshop
Alliance Française
Posters 2009-2016
Anne Enright
  "Adventure in the World of Paper" with Julia Friese

Until  25 October
Admission free

This month's exhibition is a retrospective of Alliance Française posters designed between 2009 and 2016 by Vincent Lavergne, who has been the Alliance Française Director of courses for the last 12 years and recently appointed Director of Communication & Marketing.
Self-taught in illustration and graphic design he started working on the institute's visual identity in 2007, providing advertisement, websites, newsletters, brochures, flyers and posters for many different events in the AF's life: new terms, festivals, concerts, workshops, talks, tastings, screenings, fairs and more.
Look at a selection here. Posters (A2 format) can be purchased at Reception for €12 each.


Tuesday 27 September 5.00pm
€5 / €3 concessions

To mark the European Day of Languages and International Translation Day, the Irish writer Anne Enright will join four of her European translators in a conversation about the translation of her work in Europe and issues such as cultural transfer, Irishness, untranslatables, markets and audiences.

The translators include Sergio Claudio Perroni (Italy), Hans Christian Oeser (Germany), Isabelle Reinharez (France) and María Porras Sánchez (Spain).
There will also be readings from selected Enright’s works.


Saturday 8 October 10am-12.30pm
Admission free

How can you create a story out of paper straps, cut-out pictures, letters and words?
With a mountain of newspapers and magazines, glue and scissors we will make our way into the World of Paper like the main character in Julia Friese’s book Schnipselgestrüpp.
After a successful "Summer Library", European Libraries Dublin continues to create bridges between languages, books and cultures. Get the opportunity to attend a unique workshop with a German children’s book author, in the newly refurbished French Library.
European Libraries Dublin is comprised of: Alliance Française, Goethe Institut, Instituto Cervantès and Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

Screening   Exhibition opening   Special Event
"Le Dîner de cons"
subtitled in Irish
by Lucile Boiron
AF Monthly Social

Thursday 20 October – 7pm
Admission free 

To celebrate the European Day of Languages, the European Commission and the Alliance Française are organising a very special screening of the French cult movie Le Dîner de cons subtitled in Irish, an adaptation of the play by Francis Veber.
Chun Lá Eorpach na dTeangacha a cheiliúradh, tá an Coimisiún Eorpach agus an Alliance Française chun an scannán Fraincise, Le Dîner des Cons a léiriú. Athchóiriú is ea é ar an drama le Francis Veber, agus táthar tar éis fotheidil Ghaeilge a chur leis.
The screening will take place in the newly refurbished French Library.


Wednesday 26 October 6.30pm
Admission free  

Lucile Boiron studied Applied Arts before turning to photography as a natural step when she attended the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière in Paris.
In March of last year, Lucile Boiron began visiting the refugee camps where dozens of men and women would run aground daily after their long trek to a potentially better future. At first incapable of taking the slightest photo, she tried to help appeasing the hunger, the thirst, the cold. After all, what insight could a person who had been born on the “right side” bring?

More information on L'Odyssée


Thursday 27 October – 5.30-8.30pm
Admission free

The Alliance Francaise's AFterwork is back! This will be the first of a long series of special evenings in La Cocotte giving pride of place to French wine, cocktails and apéritifs.

Come enjoy live music from new Irish talent Emma O'Reilly and discover the atypical atmosphere created for the occasion in our Café-Restaurant.

French platters specially designed for the event will be available with gourmet nibbles and also drinks with glass of wine and wine cocktails!