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Institut Français Edinburgh

Edinburgh Branch Programme 2021 – 2022

All meetings are held between 4.15pm and 6.15pm in the French Institute, 59-63 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1RN. (Unless otherwise stated)

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Wednesday 6th October
“Pot d’Accueil” and enrolment
(short presentations from speakers and branch partners able to attend)
(Members and Guests are welcome)

Wednesday 27th October
French Film Festival 2021
Richard Mowe (Talk delivered in French and English)

Wednesday 10th November
Les Forêts communales en Écosse et en France
Héloïse Le Moal (Talk delivered in French and English)

Wednesday 17th November at 5.00pm
Concours de l’écriture (supported by the Edinburgh Branch)
Remise des certificats et de prix aux lauréats. Exposition des textes sous forme de posters (French).


Wednesday 26th January
Pretty costumes and rendering movement: Degas’ pretext for painting dancers?
Agnes Ness (Talk delivered in French and English)

Wednesday 16th February
Les James Gordon Bennett, journalistes: Un Éccossais à New York, un Américain à Paris
Dr Geoff Hare (Talk delivered in French)

Thursday 24th February at 7.00pm
A Concert of Songs based on the Life of Mary Stuart
(Members and Guests are welcome)

Wednesday 16th March
Déjeuner des membres: Follow the link below for details…
(Members and Guests are welcome)

Wednesday 23rd March
Meet the Author Samira Sedira (A French Speaker from France)
(Members and Guests are welcome)

Wednesday 20th April
Concert: French Renaissance Songs with Lute Accompaniment
‘Ensemble Cordes en Ciel’
(Members and Guests are welcome)

Wednesday 11th May
The Far Right in France and the 2022 Elections
Panelists: Émile Chabal (University of Edinburgh), Marta Lorimer (LSE), Timothy Peace (University of Glasgow) (Discussion in English)
(Members and Guests are welcome)

Wednesday 18th May
Les 75 Feuillets de Proust
Professor Marion Schmid (Talk delivered in French)

Wednesday 29th June
AGM and Quiz
(Members only)

Details of Les Hauts de France Exchange Visit 2022

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Office Bearers 2021 – 2022

Chair: Anne-Colette Lequet
Vice-Chair & Membership Secretary: Dr Geoff Hare
Honorary Treasurer: Tom Wight

Committee Members
Christiane Cooper
Warden Black

Subscription Rates
Ordinary Membership: £15.00 per annum
*Patron Membership: £35.00 per annum (includes membership of the French Institute)
Guests: £5.00 per visit

*Patron Membership
By becoming a member of the FSS Edinburgh Branch – with membership of the French Institute included – you will help support the Institute’s activities. You will also enjoy benefits and discounts at the institute and with their partners.
• Full borrowing rights at the institute’s multimedia library.
• Reduced rates for cultural events.
• Free admissions to the Ciné-Wednesday screenings.
• Full access to the online digital platform Culturethèque from your home.

• Concessionary rates at the Film House.
• Concessionary rates at the French Film Festival UK with screenings at Summerhall.
• 10% discount at Le Bistrot.
• 10% discount at Blackwell’s Edinburgh (South Bridge).