December 2015

« Climate, the 360° exhibition »
Until 14 December 2015
Come and take a stroll along the railings of Merrion Square South: “Climate, the 360° exhibition” offers a closer look at the issues raised by the increase in greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity. It is based on scientific and journalistic approaches.

This free outdoor exhibition is produced by Universcience and presented by the French Embassy in Ireland.
Chair of the Arts Council Sheila Pratschke receives French Award
On Tuesday 1st December 2015, Ms. Sheila Pratschke, Chair of the Arts Council, has been named Officier in the French Ordre national du Mérite by French Ambassador to Ireland Mr. Jean-Pierre Thébault during a ceremony at the Residence of France in Dublin.

This award comes in recognition of Sheila’s efforts to promote cultural links between France and Ireland.
Registration for January 2016 Delf and Dalf Exam Session
Until 18 December 2015
Registration for next DELF and DALF Exam Session to be held in January 2016 are open until 18th December 2015. 

The exams available are DELF A1, A2, B1, B2 for adults, teenagers and children and DALF C1 and C2 for adults.

Further information 
Tel. 01 638 1449
Rugby: Leinster v Toulon @ Aviva Stadium
19 December 2015
Leinster and Toulon will meet for the third successive season on Saturday the 19th of December at 17:15  in the Aviva Stadium.
Leinster Rugby is delighted to offer you a discount of over 20%, as a Friend of Leinster, on tickets to watch the upcoming Leinster v Toulon game. Tickets will cost just €30 for this upcoming game.
To purchase yours, simply click on the link below, enter the promotional code and then create your account.
There is a maximum purchase of 12 tickets per individual.

Match: Leinster v Toulon
Saturday 19 December, 17:15
@ Aviva Stadium.
New book : Beckett’s Friendship 
Beckett’s Friendship (L’amitié de Beckett), was written by the French writer André Bernold and has been published in English by Lilliput Press. Illustrated by the Irish photographer John Minihan and Translated by Franck McGuinness, it was launched at the French Embassy of Ireland on November 12th.

Bernold, when he meets Samuel Beckett, in the late 70s, is a student in Paris. He read books by Beckett, he admires him, he writes to him, and then he sees and listens to him regularly until his death.
This admirable little book tells us about this very singular experience: for the first time at this point, someone is watching, with precision and delicacy, a living writer.

Discover the Christmas lights and markets in France!

At this time of year, traditional Christmas markets are set up on the main squares of towns across France. Christmas lights are shining everywhere, while swinging Santas are popping up across every major French city, from Strasbourg to Nice!

Cinema Online is back!
18 January -18 February 2016
From 18 January to 18 February 2016 film lovers from around the globe will have access to the complete selection from the world’s first online festival of French Cinema, created by UniFrance films.

Ten French feature films and ten French shorts will be presented in competition during the 6th
The website and the films showcased during the festival will be accessible in more than 13 languages!
Become an English Language Assistant for 7 months in France!
Deadline for application: 30 January 2016
This scheme is aimed at students who are aged between 20 and 35, who have completed at least two years of higher education from any discipline by the time they take up their posting and who have a working knowledge of the French language. All eligible students will be entitled to a monthly stipend.
The assistantship is a unique opportunity and a valuable life experience. As well as improving your language skills, gaining in-depth knowledge of French life and culture, a year abroad can also boost your future employability.
If you are interested in taking part in this program, please visit

Deadline for Applications: 30th January 2015
Interested in Studying Art in France ? 
CampusArt is a network of French Higher education institutions to promote Art and Architecture programs taught in English or French to international students.

CampusArt is aimed at informing students and institutions about Art studies in France (Design, mine crafts, mode, music...) with an online catalogue of programs, offered by each institution (school of arts, school of architecture, university).

CampusArt provide Free Online assistance and personalised support to students who would like to apply.
Log on to CampusArt and find the right Art Program for you to study in France!
Online application now open
Closure on 11 February 2016

Science & Gastronomy
The father of molecular gastronomy visited Ireland
Dr Hervé This, the father of molecular gastronomy, visited Ireland in November.

He highlighted the links between science and gastronomy in Cork and Dublin, along with three other expert speakers who talked about the influence of French gastronomy on cuisine.

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