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December 2013

Visual Arts
New Living Art Exhibition IV - "Locked In/Lock Out - Dublin 2013
until 8 December 2013
The New Living Art exhibition is a yearly event showcasing the best of emerging talents in visual and digital arts.
In 2013, curated by Emmanuelle Marion under the theme Locked-In/Locked-Out, showcases over 35 artists from Ireland, France, Portugal, Germany, the UK & USA to celebrate the centenary of the 1913 Lock Out and reflect on notions of justice, power and identity.
Among the International Artists attending , Félix Ramon (FR), just graduated from the prestigious Fresnoy school of digital arts in northern Francewill teach master classes during the course of the exhibition.
With the Support of the French Embassy, the Camoes Institute and the Goethe Institut.

New Living Art Exhibition IV 
Locked In / Locked Out - Dublin 2013 
Curator: Emmanuelle Marion
7 November – 8 December 2013
Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Lad Lane (Old OPW), Off Baggot Street, Dublin2
Félix Ramon:

French film installation artist Laure Prouvost was announced the winner of the 2013 Turner Prize for contemporary art at the awards ceremony in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on December 2, 2013. Established in 1984, the Turner Prize is awarded to a contemporary artist under 50, living, working or born in Britain, who is judged to have put on the best exhibition of the last 12 months.

Following sell-out, critically acclaimed runs in London and New York, Dead Centre's first project Souvenir returns to Dublin for a 2 week run @ Project Arts Centre, December 3 -14.
Souvenir spins off from Marcel Proust’s In Remembrance of Things Past, in the centenary year of the novel’s publication. Souvenir turns the longest book ever written into a 56-minute theatre show using language, music and magic tricks, to grip what Proust meant when he said,“it’s better to dream your life than to live it.”
Bookings on 01 8819613 or 

The first presentation of this show in 2012 was supported by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Ireland.

For a chance to WIN TICKETS for Souvenir email your full contact details, the date you wish to attend and the code Proust to
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
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"A spoonful of silence" by Eléonore Nicolas

8 December 2013
Some say it's better than a massage, others said it's delicious food for thoughts. After a successful tour in Ireland, UK & France, 'A Spoonful of Silence' is back in Dublin this December, as part of the Center For creative practices Christmas Season.  A rare opportunity to take time out and immerse yourself in this award winning show questioning our use of words, as we approach this hectic Christmas period.

Sunday 8 December 2013, 4pm
@ Center for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2 
Link to A Spoonful of Silence website :
Ticket : 8,50/6€ - Book online
Win Tickets
For a chance to WIN TICKETS for A spoonful of silence email your full contact details, the film and date you wish to attend and the code FFF2013 to
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
Registration for January 2014 Delf Exam Session

Closing on 15 December 2013
Registration for next DELF Exam Session to be held in January 2014 will close on 15 December 2013. 
The exams available are DELF A1, A2, B1, B2 for adults, teenagers and children.

Further information: or
Update on French European Policy: A Franco-Irih Conversation 

16 December 2013
Speakers: Pierre Lequiller is the Vice-Chair of the Committee on European Affairs in the French National Assembly. His Irish interlocutor for this seminar is Paul Gillespie. Mr. Gillespie is a columnist and former Foreign Editor of The Irish Times and conducts academic research on European political identities at the UCD School of Politics and International Relations.
Days before the December European council which will focus inter alia on the strengthening of the Economic and monetary union and defence cooperation, Pierre Lequiller and Paul Gillespie will present us with their views on French European policy and more generally on the current issues on the European agenda. They will as well debate on the outlook for the European Parliament elections and the renewed EU institutions in 2014.

This event is the first in a series of â€˜Franco-Irish Conversations’ which the French Embassy in Ireland will co-organise with a range of partners.
With the support of the French Embassy in Ireland
Update on French European Policy: A Franco-Irish Conversation
Monday 16 December 2013, 12.45 pm
The Institute of International & European Affairs, 8 North Great Georges Street, D1
The world renowned French Opera and Ballet season 2013/2014 in Irish Cinemas at:
SCC. Dungarvan, Waterford, Movies @ Gorey  Wexford, Movies @ Dundrum, Movies @ Swords. Full details on the programme & season at

For a chance to WIN TICKETS for The Sleeping Beauty (La Belle au bois dormant) Live from the Paris Opera Ballet on Monday 16 Dec 18:30 in one of the above cinemas, email your full contact details and the code Opera Paris to
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
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Cork: "1689 - 2013, The Irish and France: Three Centuries of Military Relations"

Until December 2013
After its showing at the National Museum in Dublin and Castelbar, the exhibition "1689 - 2013, The Irish France: Three Centuries of military relations" is now on display in Cork at the Military Museum, Collins Barracks.

Presented by the French Embassy in Ireland and produced by the Musée de l’Armée (Army Museum, Paris), this exhibition shows Irish and French military cooperation since the 17th century. 

15 October - December 2013
The Military Museum, Collins Barracks, Old Youghal Road, Cork
Admission Free
Tel. 021 4514000
Teaching Assistant in France 2014/2015 

Deadline: 3 February 2014
This scheme is aimed at students who are aged between 20 and 35, who have completed at least two years of higher education in modern languages by the time they take up their post and who have a working knowledge in the French language. All eligible students will be entitled to a stipend.

The assistantship is a unique opportunity and a valuable life experience. As well as improving their language skills and confidence in speaking, gaining in-depth knowledge of French life and culture, a year abroad can also boost student future employability.

For those interested in taking part in this program, please visit

Deadline for Applications:
3rd February 2014
Digital Cinema
The Digital Platform of the Institut Français

Free Online Download Platform
The Institut Français, France’s International Agency for Cultural Policy affiliated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offers IFCINEMA, an Internet portal that enables to download films to organise NON-commercial film clubs easily across the nation (Universities, Cultural Centres, Associations,  Schools,…).
This exclusive service is free and allow access to movies in the most diverse areas, with or without ADSL and presents a varied selection French film and World cinema, thematic cycles and additional bonus such as video, photos, articles, and educational kits.

This platform is now also available to teachers.
If you wish to avail of this service, please contact the Cultural Service of the French Embassy with your project.
To see the online catalogue visit:
Cultural Service
Embassy of France in Ireland
66 Fitzwilliam Lane
Dublin 2,

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