December 2016

Exhibition extended
Drawing freely - Dessins en liberté
December 15th - January 18th
You missed Drawing freely at Europe House? It is time to catch up at the Alliance française!

On December 15th, Séamus Dooley, Secretary at the National Union of Journalist, will be our special guest to the re-opening of the exhibition.
@Alliance française - 6:30pm     Admission free with RSVP

For the record, Drawing freely is composed of 12 panels, 12 themes, 50 cartoonists from around the world to raise questions about freedom of expression.

Echoing the attacks against Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, this exhibition is an occasion to present freedom of expression through an international glance
Both visual and  topical, this exhibition is suitable for young and old.

Drawing freely will run from December 15th to January 18th
@Alliance française, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Free admission - 9:30 am to 7:30 pm.

Drawing freely is presented by the Institut français in partnership with Courrier international. It is reproduced within the frame of Franco-German cultural Fund 2016 with the support of the Embassy of France in Ireland, the Embassy of Germany in Ireland and the Goethe-Institut.

Francophonie & Music
Song contest 2017
Application deadline February 1st

Get prepared for the Month of Francophonie!

For the second year, the Embassy of France organizes its song contest: Chantons en français!
Teachers are invited to let their students create a song and a video clip, using either the theme of digital world or the 10 words of Francophonie 2017 (Dis-moi dix mots).

Keep your pencils sharp and your mics on, application deadline is on February 1st.
Read about the rules and application
The Ambassadors' Literary Award
Portrait of authors and translators nominated - Episode 2
Ensemble séparés (Tanglewood), Dermot Bolger translated by Marie-Hélène Dumas
Dermot Bolger

Novelist, poet and playwright, Dermot Bolger received among others the Samuel Beckett Award for The Lament for Arthur Cleary.

He is also a member of
Aosdána: an affiliation of creative artists in Ireland to honour an outstanding work in the field of arts.

Marie-Hélène Dumas

Writer and translator, Marie-Hélène Dumas has also been deeply involved in research about women in the arts.

As a translator, she has worked on the entire work of Paula Fox and has already translated three of Dermot Bolger's novels.

Read more

Tell us more about your French experience as a student!
Have you ever studied in France? Do you want to share your experience with other students?

Then, answer our survey on the website of the Embassy and share your best pictures, videos!
Your story will be published as part of the 550th birthday of Desiderius Erasmus and the 30th anniversary of the mobility programme. Stay tuned!

Answer the survey HERE
Become an English language assistant in France
Are you Irish, between 20 and 35? Do you have completed at least two years of higher education and have a working knowledge of French language? Good news! You're eligible to the assistant programme in France!

In charge of the conversational courses, the assistant is also involved into various educational activities held into the school related to the culture.

Interested in this valuable life experience and unique opportunity to be immersed into the French culture?
Read more HERE
Cité Internationale des Arts - Paris Winners 2017
Artists winner of the residency programme in Paris have been announced!

Ireland is part of it and will be represented by Sibyl Montague.

Currently based in Dublin, she is co-founder and curator of PLASTIK, a biennale of Artists’ Moving Image in Ireland (2015, 2017).
Sibyl Montague’s multi-disciplinary practice combines found and time based media to foreground the primacy of material and its ability to ‘perform’. Working between sculpture, video and installation, her work focuses on the particular, base qualities of material and its currency and affect within larger networks or economies.

Read more
Discover France
Strasbourg Capital of Christmas

Until December 31st
Planning to go to France during Christmas break?
Why don't you stop by the Strasbourg Christmas Market?

Organized for the first time in 1570, Strasbourg Christmas Market is one of the eldest of Europe. Through the years, the city turned out to be called the Capital of Christmas and become one of the December-must-see place in France.

If the market is to be closed on December 24th, the illuminations, the huge Christmas tree on Kléber Place will be there until December 31st!

To stop by the 446th edition of the Christmas Market, plan your trip HERE
The Cultural Service of the French Embassy wish you a Merry Christmas!
See you next year for new cultural posts!
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