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Institut Francais du Royaume-Uni

http://www.institut-francais.org.uk

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March 2018
£2

Café Philo

March 31 - May 26
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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Open to everyone interested in discussing philosophical issues in an informal setting, the Institut’s Café Philo meets every Saturday. 7, 21 & 28 April – 12 & 19 May | in English Sat 14 April – 5 & 26 May | in French 10.30am to 12.15pm  

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April 2018
£7

120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)

April 4 - May 8
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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120 battements par minute 143 mins in French with EN subs FRA | 2017 | dir. Robin Campillo, with Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel Drawing directly on his personal experience, Robin Campillo’s extraordinary account of AIDS activist group ACT UP-Paris in the 1990s is a deeply emotional and bracingly sensual film, which exults a lust for life and revolt in every single shot rushing with youthful energy. This vibrant drama won the Grand Prix at Cannes last year and 6 César…

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Drawing (for) Europe

April 20 | 12:00 pm - May 11 | 7:00 pm
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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Leading figures of children’s illustration, such as Axel Scheffler, Stephanie Blake, Claude K. Dubois and Patrick George give us their vision of Europe in this exhibition. This pan-European initiative, now lead by the Pulse of Europe movement, was launched in 2017 by German publisher Moritz Verlag during the Frankfurt Book Fair, in order to demonstrate the kind of community, solidarity and cooperation that make the EU today. The original exhibition will be complemented by drawings by British artists, including Quentin…

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Academics, Intellectuals and Public Debate

April 23 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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On the occasion of the publication in paperback of Stefan Collini’s Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debates, join Stefan Collini, Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature (Cambridge), and Adam Phillips, psychotherapist, essayist and journalist, author of In Writing (Hamish Hamilton, 2017) who will discuss the relations between literary/intellectual culture and public debate in Britain and France from the 1920s to the present. 1h30 | in English | free but booking essential: box.office@institutfrancais.org.uk As part of The Fabric of Citizenship seminar series

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Monet and Architecture

April 27 | 6:00 pm - April 28 | 9:00 am
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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Exploring a New Dimension The National Gallery, in association with the Institut français, presents an international academic conference to coincide with the Gallery’s exhibition, Monet & Architecture. Day one opens with a lecture by André Dombrowski (University of Pennsylvania) on the representation of the “instant” in Monet’s depictions of architecture and modern infrastructure. Day two will explore the theme of the exhibition further enhancing or challenging its premises. Fri 27 Apr 6pm at the Institut français Sat 28 Apr 9am-5.30pm at The National Gallery  

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£10 - £12

Same Old Song + Q&A

April 27 | 8:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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On connaît la chanson 120 mins in French with EN subs FRA/CHE/UK/ITA | 1997 | dir. Alain Resnais, with Agnès Jaoui, Sabine Azéma, André Dussollier, Lambert Wilson, Jean-Pierre Bacri Simon secretly loves Camille. But Camille falls for Marc, a handsome estate agent, who is also Simon’s boss, trying to sell an apartment to Odile, Camille’s sister… Alain Resnais’s amorous merry-go-round is full of wit and interspersed with French hit songs, sung in situ by top acting talents. Followed by a…

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Paris in Verse

April 28 | 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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With Charlotte Rampling and Lambert Wilson The Institut français is delighted to welcome Charlotte Rampling and Lambert Wilson for a gala evening of Dead Poets Live, the sell-out show that brings together great poets and great actors on stage. Charlotte Rampling and Lambert Wilson will revive Hope Mirrlees’s 1919 modernist poem entitled Paris, a 600-line journey through the city and a selection of T.S. Eliot’s poems influenced by Paris and French literature. This event marks the inauguration of the Institut français’s new…

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May 2018
Free

Hero(in)es-exhibition

May 7 - May 21
Vallum Gallery,
University of Cumbria, Brampton Rd, Carlisle
Cumbria, Select a State: 9AY
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Iconic comic heroes get female updates  – Finnish artist Kaisa Leka draws female Turtles for the UK exhibition Being a comic hero has traditionally been a man’s job. Now this is about to change. Renowned comic artists will draw female versions of iconic comic heroes for an exhibition that will open in the UK in May. The international Hero(in)es project creates alternatives for the male heroes and raises discussion on gender roles. One of the participating artists is Finnish Kaisa…

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£5 - £7

European Literature Salon

May 15 | 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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French writer Jakuta Alikavazovic (L’Olivier), British writer Claire-Louise Bennett (Fitzcarraldo), German writer Esther Kinsky (Fitzcarraldo) and Music & Literature editor(and former Man Booker International judge) Daniel Medin will be discussing non-narrative fiction in European writing today and the importance of translation in a salon style event including readings and conversations. This event is part of Beyond Words Live French Literature Festival 14-21 May 2018 at the Institut Français.    

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