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

Group Exhibition   Screening   Flashback Festival
Photography Competition Winners "Objectif Sport"   French Film Club:

Until 10 May
Admission free

Four artists were shortlisted in the 6th AF Photography Competition by our committee and are exhibited at the Alliance for two weeks. It is now your turn, dear public, to vote for your favourite and give him or her the chance to win a flight to Paris and to participate in the Fondation Alliance française’s International Photography Competition.
Claire Béteille, Gabriele Pierantoni, Denis Hegarty and Matt Nolan each have a very different technique and perspective on the theme including subjects such as a young hurler, marathon runners or skaters. Come to the Alliance to see their pictures and vote for your favourite artist!


Monday 9 May – time tbc
€8.90 / €7 AF & IFI Members

Our French Film Club screening this month will be Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Evolution.
This extraordinary film tells the story of 10-year-old Nicolas who lives with his mother on a remote island, in a village inhabited solely by women and young boys. In a hospital overlooking the ocean, all the boys are subjected to a strange medical treatment.
Evolution reflects on the fear of the unknown and is not only enigmatic but beautifully filmed with deeply poetic imagery
Introduced by James Dempsey, blogger and digital journalist at Newstalk.

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Dublin 2


11 - 13 May
Admission free [RSVP]

The Festival will consist of four main parts: an exhibition by two young photographers from France and Ireland, a lecture on  Art and Memory, the representation of an original French playle Quai” and a Dance performance.

A mix of art and cultures, Flashback Festival will rekindle the Franco-Irish ties through dialogue and intercultural exchanges aimed at leaving a longstanding, viable imprint on life.  We hope that this first edition will be memorable!

Full Programme

Readings   Theatre   Special Event
European Literature Night: Words on the street   AF Drama Club Annual
Show: "A Musée vous!"
  6th AF Life-Size Cluedo: Panique à bord !

First reading at each venue 6.30pm, repeated every 30 minutes.
Admission free (final reading 8.30pm)

Sample contemporary European writing as works from 12 countries are read by Irish celebrities in 12 venues around the Temple Bar. This year the Alliance Française has selected a text written by the popular Frédéric Beigbeder which will be read by Owen Roe, one of Ireland's foremost film, TV and theatre actors. Full programme

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Dublin 2


Friday 20 May & Saturday 21 May 7.30pm
Admission free – RSVP

What is a museum after all? Who inhabits museums? Tourists from the four corners of the earth, intellectual pretenders, cultural repre-sentatives, people from the provinces, enlightened individuals, passionate individuals, rebellious individuals, intelligent or simple individuals, it is an agitated fauna discussing the chaos of today and yesteryear.

Come join their zany contemplations and scholarly observations over the course of an evening full of surprises!


Friday 27 May 7.30pm
Admission free – RSVP

The long haul flight between Brussels and Dakar, from the Belgian company Bold’Air, has to make an emergency landing in Casablanca, a passenger has been found dead. It is forbidden to leave the airport. Without a doubt, the killer was on board the flight! Will you be able to find the culprit among the 5 suspects?

Sign up for this important detective work at the Reception desk or by email (maximum 5 members per team – over 18s only) Come dressed up as a tourist and win prizes!