April 2015

Franco-Irish Literary Festival 
25 & 26 April 2015
The Franco-Irish Literary Festival gears up for its 16th edition focusing this year on the very popular genre of Crime Fiction – Scéalta blachtaireachta – Polar! From the early works of Edgar Allan Poe in the 19th century to the recent TV series “The Fall”, by way of the French literary collection “Le Masque” launched in 1927, crime fiction has always moved with the times, and today, in its many different forms, its reach extends across all layer of society.
Over 2 days, 14 French & Irish writers will offer their views on this theme through panel discussions. A special poetry performance and book sales will also take place. While the Friday is completely dedicated to a special Education
Programme where writers will meet students in schools in order to promote literature amongst the younger generation.
The Franco-Irish Literary Festival is jointly organised by the Alliance Française Dublin and the French Embassy in Ireland with the support of many private and public sponsors.

Saturday 25 April
Castle Hall, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Sunday 26 April
Alliance Française 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

All events open to the public
Admission Free

Full Programme:

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"AD Collections" Exhibition at Quai d’Orsay
26 March - 5 April 2015
The Palace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development will host the AD Collections "Exceptional furniture and decorative arts of the 21st century" exhibition from 26 March to 5 April 2015.
The decorative arts are a French speciality. The magazine AD has long been very involved in promoting them through its AD Intérieurs event.
The AD Collections exhibition is dedicated to high-quality objects and furniture made of noble materials and produced in small numbers. This exhibition takes place from 26 March to 5 April 2015 in the Palace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. Whether they are craftspeople, decorators or designers working for major luxury houses, the 50 talents selected will each present three new, significant pieces from their range. That means 150 creations will be 
available for visitors to discover in a scenography developed by Studio Adrien Gardère. The exhibition is 
produced with the support of the bank Neuflize OBC.

Exhibition at the Quai d’Orsay
26 March-5 April 2015
@ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development
35 Quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris
Admission Free
Continuing professional development for French teachers
30 March - 4 April 2015
Lifelong learning and training are key elements in the development of teaching practices especially with the innovation of new technologies. It has now naturally become essential for teachers to enhance their teaching methods and approaches.
The second training session will take place in Dublin, Cork and Limerick from 30th March to 4th April 2015.

Registration for the second training session will be launched mid March.

Admission Free
Please check this link for updates:
Become an English Language Assistant in France!
New Deadline: 8 April 2015
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 post 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
New Deadline for Applications:
8 Avril 2015
Crime Fiction Masterclass with Jean-Bernard Pouy
23 Avril 2015
Presented by the French Embassy and the Irish Writers Centre in the framework of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival, renowned French writer Jean-Bernard Pouy will host a Crime fiction masterclass aimed at advanced writers.  

Thursday 23 April, 6.30 - 8.30pm
@ The Irish Writers Centre
Limited to 12 places
Info & bookings:
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Exhibition "David Bowie is" to open in Paris!
Until 31 May 2015
After a tremendous success in London, the “David Bowie is” Exhibition is coming to Paris at the recently opened Philharmonie de Paris ! This new building aims to be a new cultural hub with something for everyone and offers a multitude of spaces for unique new ways to experience music!
@ Philharmonie de Paris
Until 31 May 2015
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