November 2015

The First Web Series Festival opens in Ireland!
20-22 November 2015


The first Web Series Festival in Ireland will open in Dublin from the 20th to 22nd of November 2015 at the Filmbase.
Dublin Web Fest celebrates the storytelling power of the internet by gathering directors, writers, producers and distributors from all over the world. A strong French presence marks this first edition of the Festival with over 10 web series to be presented as the “French Touch” in 2 dedicated sessions not to be missed!
Dub Web Fest aims to bring the US and European production industry under one roof for 3 days as we sit between these two cultural forces - geographically and culturally.
Mikael Thiery, French Filmmaker and Producer based in Dublin, is the founder of this new initiative.
With the support of the French Embassy in Ireland

Dublin Web Festival
Panels, screenings, workshops and events on the A-Z of digital content today
@ Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

French Touch Screening Block I
Saturday, 21 November, 18:45 - 19:45
Book tickets
French Touch Screening Block II
Sunday, 22 November, 14:15 - 15:15
Book tickets
Check out the FRENCH TOUCH selection here!
Win Tickets!
For a chance to WIN TICKETS to one of the French Touch Screenings, email your full contact details and the code DUB WEB FEST to
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
Climate Change
"Skellig Sessions - 2015" A series of Talks and Discussions  
chaired by Lara Marlowe & Livestream from Paris

6 November 2015
In conjunction with the exhibition at Irish Cultural Centre in Paris (CCI) on climate change Et si on s’était trompé ? and the COP21 international conference taking place in Paris at the end of the year, CCI and the Skellig Foundation are organising "Skellig Sessions - 2015" a series of talks and discussions chaired by Lara Marlowe, The Irish Times correspondent in Paris.

Friday 6 November 2015, 7pm-10pm
@ Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
This event will be streamed live on LIVESTREAM
The full programme is available here.
A French twist for Science Week !
8-15 November 2015
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Science Week, we asked our French researchers network to come up with some workshops. They will test your motor skills in Dublin and explore alternative energy sources and optical polarization in Cork.

In partnership with SFI Discover

Events in Cork & Dublin
Full details:
"The Forgotten/L'Oubliée" by Raphaëlle Boitel @ The Abbey Theatre  
10-14 November 2015
Fusing theatre and dance in equal measures, The Forgotten is a thrilling contemporary French circus performance directed by Raphaëlle Boitel. 

A woman searches for the man she loves. Wandering through the ruins of his memory, she encounters moments of joy, secret dreams and haunting apparitions. The Forgotten plunges you into a dreamlike world of flight and fantasy to tell a tale of yearning and discovery.

Raphaëlle Boitel is a well-known French circus artist with an impressive CV. She started her career at the age of 13 and has toured with international artists like James Thiérrée. L'Oubliée is her first large scale show as a director and has received great reviews from the press and public. 

11 - 14 November, 7.30pm
@ The Abbey Theatre
Info & Bookings:
Win Tickets!
For a chance to WIN TICKETS, email your full contact details, the preferred date and the code L'OUBLIEE to
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
French Cinema @ The MART gallery
11 November 2015
Mart Cinema Club returns In connection with the French Embassy for the final film of Cédric Klapisch’s Trilogy.

Chinese Puzzle / Casse-Tête Chinois
Wednesdays 11 November
, 8pm
@The Mart Gallery, 190a Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6
Admission €5
Bring Your Own Popcorn. -
Win Tickets!
For a chance to WIN TICKETS for one performance of The School for Wives @ The New Theatre between 16-21 November, email your full contact details, the preferred date and the code MOLIERE to
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
Climate Change Talk @ Tulca Festival Galway
14 November 2015
Seachange Tulca Festival Galway will take a closer look at the issues of climate change and our future relationship with the changing landscape. This exhibition is designed to take place ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (November 30 to December 11, 2015). It will create a platform for the artistic and wider community to promote the ongoing dialogue and illustrate imaginative responses to the historical backdrop surrounding this debate, plus future possibilities.

There will be a series of talks and discussions titled Hy-brasil Dialogues: geographers, geologists, marine researchers, architects, linguists and artists will explore the complexity of our current environment from a perspective of geological time, to the present and future projections.  

With the support by the French Embassy, Community Knowledge Initiative, NUI, Galway and NUI, Galway.   

French presence:
  • Jean Marc Chomaz, CNRS Research Director at the École Polytechnique Hydrodynamics Laboratory (Ladhyx) and professor at École Polytechnique. 
  • Anaïs Tondeur, visual artist
  • Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet, artistic practice

"Hy – Brasil Dialogues" 
Saturday 14 November, 12h - 18h
@ The Aula, NUI Galway
Free Event but ticketed
French virtuoso Roland Dyens to perform in Cork
18-19 November 2015
Cork Orchestral Society with the support of the French Embassy presents French classical guitar maestro Roland Dyens live in a recital in the CIT Cork School of Music. The concert will be preceded by a masterclass which is open to the public.

Roland Dyens is ranked highest in the “Top 100” list of most recorded original works for the guitar, by living composers. He teaches at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. 

Wednesday 18 November, 5-8pm
@ CIT Cork School of Music, Recording Studio (UQ149)
Admission Free

Thursday 19 November, 8 pm
@ CIT Cork School of Music, Curtis Auditorium
Admission €20/15/10
WWI Commemorations
Apply for tickets to the 2016 Battle of the Somme Centenary Commemoration
@ Thiepval Memorial, France

Deadline for Irish applicants to attend: 18 November 2015
On 1 July 2016 the official commemoration of the outbreak of the Batlle of the Somme will be held at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Thiepval Memorial in Northern France. The commemoration is being organised by the French and British Governments in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commissions and Royal British Legion. The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has encouraged interested Irish people to apply for tickets to attend the Thiepval commemoration.

Free tickets for the event are being made available online through an online ballot system with 500 tickets allocated to residents of Ireland.
The ballot draw is totally random, and all who enter have an equal chance of success, regardless of their date of entry.
The closing date for entry into the ballot will be 18 November 2015. Queries can be directed to

To enter the ballot:
Special Event
Soirée Beaujolais Nouveau @ Chez Max
19 November 2015
The Alliance Française and the restaurant Chez Max celebrate the Beaujolais Nouveau 2015, the arrival of a red wine produced in the Beaujolais region of France. Don’t miss your chance to taste the most well-known vin de primeur, first wine of the season for sale on the third Thursday of each November. We promise a very French and convivial atmosphere with music and funny photobooth, raffle and more.
Entry includes access to the open buffet of cheese and charcuterie and a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau.
Thursday 19 November 6.30pm
Booking: €16 non-members / €13 AF Members. Only payment secures booking.
@ Chez Max Restaurant, 133 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
Win Tickets!
For a chance to WIN TICKETS for this event, email your full contact details, the preferred date and the code BEAUJOLAIS to
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
Science & Gastronomy
Special Conference on Molecular Gastronomy - CORK
21 November 2015
During his visit to Ireland, Prof. Hervé This, Director of the International Centre for Molecular Gastronomy (AgroParisTech-INRA) will make a first stop in Cork to give a special lecture on Molecular Gastronomy.
In partnership with UCC & FICU

Saturday 21 November, 3.30 pm
@ the Aula Maxima, University College Cork

Please RSVP before 9 November / free event but registration essential:
Science & Cooking
A Story of Science and Cooking for the Future – DUBLIN
23 November 2015
What does science have to do with gastronomy? What are the links between French and Irish cuisines? Join us to hear Hervé This, one of the inventors of molecular cuisine and molecular gastronomy, along with other French and Irish experts, talk about gastronomy in all its forms.

In partnership with DIT Culinary Arts School, HEA and Campus France

Monday 23 November, 5.30 pm
@ DIT Bolton Street

Free event but registration essential
Registration for January 2016 Delf and Dalf Exam Session
23 November - 18 December 2015
Registration for next DELF and DALF Exam Session to be held in January 2016 will open from 23rd November to 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

Discover Lyon and its "Fête des Lumières" 

 Lyon turns into an open-air theatre with a spectacle of lights free for the public to enjoy for 4 nights! -

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
Certificate of Teaching French as a foreign language - DAEFLE
If you are interested in teaching French as a foreign language, you might be interested by the DAEFLE.
The DAEFLE (Diplôme d’aptitude à l’Enseignement du Français Langue Etrangère) is a diploma offered by the Alliance Française de Paris Ile de France, in collaboration with the CNED. It is aimed at anyone wishing to gain a professional qualification in the domain of teaching French as a foreign language (FLE).

The DAEFLE is a distance learning course for initial or further training. The diploma is awarded after 480 hours of training (6 modules) and success in the final exam.
Further information :

Meet Elodie, French researcher in Teagasc
Elodie, a young French researcher, has been working on modeling the “ideal farm” within the Teagasc Moorepark Centre Co.Cork. Read about her experience. 
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