French Edinburgh

MiniFrench Music

12-09-2019 15:00 - 12-09-2019 15:45
Eric Liddell Centre
15 Morningside Road, EH10 4DP Edinburgh

The Autumn term starts back! Using the Mini Languages® Methodology.

We run carefully developed and engaging sessions for Parents & Children (0-5)

We know languages and we know how to engage with young children. Read our 5* reviews for Mini French.

Here are the details!

Based on our Music & Movement Methodology and our copyright Cds which are available to purchase. You’ll be learning from week 1 in a nurturing environment!

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  • 18-09-2019 20:00 - 18-09-2019 23:00

    A friendly mid-week night-out where everyone is welcome: if you’re a new member please don’t hesitate to come along!

    We are very much looking forward to meeting new people, as well as the usual suspects!! And if you cannot come along exactly at 8pm… well, feel free to drop by any time afterwards!! (we’re usually around until at least 11pm or thereabouts)

    Sponsored by

    Lise Morel T/A Premiere Classe

    French language classes in Edinburgh, during the day or in the evening.

  • 20-09-2019 20:00 - 20-09-2019 23:00

    The Robert Fish Band is inviting Breton artists Poho and Legoffic to put on a Fest-noz, the traditional form of ceilidh in Brittany. 

    Fest-noz, which literally translates to party night, was created in the 1950s to revive the balls that gathered farmers after toiling in the fields. The night will be a mix of Breton and Scottish influences, with traditional instruments (biniou, bombarde) and dances from both regions.

    About Poho + LeGoffic (Bombarde and Biniou) 
    Iffic and Michael have been playing for Fest Noz for many years from Finisterre in Brittany. With a huge repertoire of dances played in the traditional duo of Bombarde and Biniou, these consummate musicians will inspire the dancers to enjoy the dynamic circles so popular in Brittany. Dances will be called.

    About the Robert Fish Band 
    The Robert Fish Band have been getting folk on their feet in Edinburgh and beyond since the great ceilidh revival of the 1990s. We spend many an evening “walking the line between tradition and innovation with sparkling flair – and a highly contagious sense of fun” (Sue Wilson) and have played venues from Blackpool to Brittany, from Leipzig to Lochaber, from Glasgow Green to Gilmerton Miners’ Welfare Club. We play and call the steps for all the well-known Scottish ceilidh dances and a few of the more unusual ones besides, with a line-up of fiddle, accordion/whistle, guitar, bass and percussion.

    A word from the bands 
    Welcome to the Fest noz which is a night festival of dancing to traditional music very popular in Brittany, France. Dances are held in every village and town, and thousand of folk young and old flock to them. Tonight we recreate the atmosphere in Institut Francais. The bands are friends over many years having collaborated in Cultural exchanges organised by Edinburgh’s Adult Learning Project. The bands will feature some dancing and singing in the Kan Ha Diskan style peculiar to the Breton tradition!

    Event Details

    Fest-noz: Ceilidh from Brittany 
    Friday, 20 September 2019 | 8.00 - 11.00pm 
    £10 (£8 Concession)

    Institut français d’Ecosse 
    Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (1st floor) 
    West Parliament Square 
    Edinburgh EH1 1RF

    Access Details 
    The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

    Bookings 
    Book directly online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 or ifecosse.edimbourg-cslt @diplomatie.gouv.fr

    IFE Membership and discount rates 
    To take advantage of discounted member rates on events like this one and others throughout the year, we invite you to become a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse.

  • 23-09-2019 15:00 - 23-09-2019 16:30

    New fun and informal play group for families raising their children in French. With lots of toys and great space, ideal for children to interact in French with other kids.

    Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month

    3pm-4.30pm

    Polwarth Church Hall, Edinburgh

    £1.50  per family including le “4 heure”

    Contact frenchbabytoddlergroup@gmail.com

     

  • 24-09-2019 17:30 - 24-09-2019 20:00

    As part of the Take One Action! Film Festivals, we are hosting a screening of The Time of Forestsby François-Xavier Drouet (2018, 1h43min).

    Synopsis 
    A living forest or a green desert? Tomorrow’s landscape will be defined by the choices we make today.

    As the symbol of authentic, wild nature, forests across Europe are undergoing an unprecedented phase of industrialisation. Changing forest management practices, intensive agricultural models and privatisation — supported by heavy mechanisation, monoculture, fertilisers and pesticides — are compounded by a loss of traditional know-how.

    Through interviews with rangers, forestry commission officials, paper mill operators and land rights campaigners in France, The Time of Forests invites the viewer on a journey to the heart of industrial forestry — and its alternatives.

    Play Trailer

    About Take One Action! 
    Established in 2008, Take One Action are an Edinburgh-based, independent charity founded by film lovers, cultural activists and globally concerned citizens who believe that shared cinematic experience can catalyse lasting change. Their annual programme of activities welcomes upwards of 5,000 audience members each year and includes a 12-day festival in Edinburgh & Glasgow, two weekend festivals in Aberdeen & Inverness, a network of local film clubs and a series of individual screenings, talks and training opportunities.

    The Time of Forests 
    (Dir. François-Xavier Drouet | 2018 | 1h43min) 
    Tuesday, 24 September | 5:30pm 
    In French with English subtitles 
    £0 - £8 (sliding scale) | Tickets available here

    Beyond the Screen (post-show discussion) 
    Join us after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for effective, personal action, as we explore the changing face of Scotland’s forests and the role of rewilding.

    Institut français d’Ecosse 
    Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (first floor) 
    West Parliament Square 
    Edinburgh EH1 1RF

    Access Details 
    The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

    Booking 
    Tickets are available online and on the door. Take One Action ! operate a sliding scale (£0 - £8) so that customers may pay what they can.

    IFE Membership and Discount Rates 
    The Institut programmes many members-only events and offers discounted member rates at other events. Find out more about becoming a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse.

    Image and logo: Production still from The Time of Forests, François-Xavier Drouet

  • 28-09-2019 - 29-09-2019 All day

    From 28 September 10:00 to 29 September 18:00

     

    For the 5th consecutive year, the Institut français d’Ecosse and the Consulate General of France in Edinburgh are participating in Doors Open Days, which invites people to discover Edinburgh’s architectural and cultural heritage for free. Across the weekend of September 29th and 30th. We will be opening to the public the doors of our new building on West Parliament Square and the Scottish Free French House, Official Residence of the Consul General of France in Scotland.

    In addition to FREE visits open to ALL, we will also be hosting a series of talks organised by the Cockburn Association, the organisation that coordinates Doors Open Days in Edinburgh from Monday, 23 September to Friday, 27 September. We have also invited French pianist Maxime Zecchini to perform a concert of Ravel, Debussy, and other French composers on Saturday, 28 September.

    About the Institut français d’Ecosse 
    There have been public buildings on this site for centuries. The present one was inaugurated in 1904 for Midlothian County. Since September 2017, it houses the Institut français d’Ecosse and Consulate General of France in Scotland, serving as a centre for cultural exchanges in the very heart of the Old Town and civic centre of Edinburgh. All are welcome to discover the architecture, our cultural offerings, and some unique treasures shown as part of “behind the scenes” guided tours.

    Institut français d’Ecosse 
    Former Midlothian County Buildings 
    West Parliament Square 
    Edinburgh EH1 1RF

    Dates & Times 
    Saturday, 28 September 2019 (10:00 - 14:00) 
    Sunday, 29 September 2019 (14:00 - 18:00)

    Access Details 
    The Institut français d’Ecosse is accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge. Step-free access between floors is available via a lift.

    About the Scottish Free French House 
    Nestled on the hillside of Calton Hill, the Scottish Free French House is the Official Residence of the Consul General of France in Edinburgh. The building was purchased in 1942 by the Free French, who fled Nazi-occupied France and rallied around General de Gaulle in Britain to plan the Liberation of France. Since then the House has been the home of France’s much longer relationship with Scotland, and it has welcomed numerous guests coming from all over the world.

    Scottish Free French House 
    28 Regent Terrace 
    Edinburgh EH7 5BS

    Dates & Times 
    Saturday, 28 September 2019 (12:00 - 16:00) 
    Sunday, 29 September 2019 (12:00 - 16:00)

    Access Details 
    The Scottish Free French House does NOT have step-free access available or lifts throughout the building.

    About Doors Open Days 
    Doors Open Day is your chance to explore some of Edinburgh’s architecturally and culturally significant buildings—all for free. From heritage landmarks to the city’s newest architecture, Doors Open Day offers free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public or would normally charge an entry fee. The event also offers the public an opportunity to find out more about the capital’s public buildings.

    Bookings 
    These visits are FREE to the public and no reservations are needed. For more information, contact us at 0131 285 6030 or ifecosse.edimbourg-cslt @diplomatie.gouv.fr

  • 28-09-2019 19:00 - 28-09-2019 20:00

    Pianist Maxime Zecchini will offer a travel through some of the best works of French music, from Charles-Valentin Alkan to Michel Legrand.

    French Music for the Piano: around Debussy and Ravel
    Approx. 1 hour

    Alkan : Fantaisie in Ab
    Debussy : Clair de Lune
    Debussy : Three Preludes
    Sancan : Caprice Romantique
    Fauré : Songs without words opus 17 n°3
    Ravel : Prélude
    Ravel : Concerto for the left hand
    Legrand : les Parapluies de Cherbourg

    About Maxime Zecchini
    Born in Paris in 1979, Maxime Zecchini began a course of study at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique" of Lyon, in Géry Moutier’s and Danièle Renault-Fasquelle’s class, where, in June of 2001, he earned the DNESM (Diplôme National d’Etudes Supérieures Musicales) with highest honors and special commendation (by a unanimous vote). He is accepted at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique" of Paris in Jean-François Heisser’s advanced proficiency class.

    Maxime Zecchini is the first French pianist to receive a degree from the prestigious "Incontri col Maestro Academy" in Imola (Italy), he is winner of the international competition in Arcachon in 2000, First Prize (by unanimous decision) of competition of Forum de Normandie, he was awarded in 2002 the Cziffra Foundation Prize and the Ragusa-Ibla competition (Sicily). In 2003, he won the First Prize by a unanimous decision at the international competition at Varenna-Lake Como (Italy).

    Maxime Zecchini is the first French pianist to receive a degree from the prestigious "Incontri col Maestro Academy" in Imola (Italy), he is winner of the international competition in Arcachon in 2000, First Prize (by unanimous decision) of competition of Forum de Normandie, he was awarded in 2002 the Cziffra Foundation Prize and the Ragusa-Ibla competition (Sicily). In 2003, he won the First Prize by a unanimous decision at the international competition at Varenna-Lake Como (Italy).

    Event Details

    French Music for the Piano: Around Debussy and Ravel
    Saturday, 28 September 2019 | 7.00 - 8.00pm
    £10 (£8 Concession)

    Institut français d’Ecosse
    Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (1st floor)
    West Parliament Square
    Edinburgh EH1 1RF

    Access Details
    The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

    Bookings
    Book directly online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 or ifecosse.edimbourg-cslt @diplomatie.gouv.fr

    IFE Membership and discount rates
    To take advantage of discounted member rates on events like this one and others throughout the year, we invite you to become a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse.

  • 05-10-2019 10:30 - 05-10-2019 11:30

    Imagine a greener and kinder world! Imagine a child-friendly, animal-friendly, car-free, eco-friendly city... Welcome to Slowville! Follow the children of Slowville in their everyday life and you will see, no need to be a super-hero to have a life full of adventures! 

    Children books author and illustator Madly Chatterjee will offer a reading of her Children of Slowville books followed by a workshop which will blend drawing and colouring with story-making.

    About Madly Chatterjee 
    Madly Chatterjee is a children books author and illustrator. The two first volumes of the Children of Slowville series were published in 2019. They deal with core values such as respecting the environment, animals and other human beings. Each volume is bilingual and for children from 3 to 9.

    Find Madly Chatterjee on Facebook and Instagram.

    Event details

    Atelier jeunesse : Madly Chatterjee, The Children of Slowville 
    Saturday, 5 October 2019 | 10.30 - 11.30 am 
    Free

    Institut français d’Ecosse 
    Médiathèque Sir Patrick Geddes (1st floor) 
    West Parliament Square 
    Edinburgh EH1 1RF

    Access Details 
    The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Médiathèque Sir Patrick Geddes are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

    Bookings 
    Book directly online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 or ifecosse.edimbourg-cslt @diplomatie.gouv.fr

    IFE Membership and discount rates 
    To take advantage of discounted member rates and to have access to members-only events throughout the year, we invite you to become a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse.

  • 09-10-2019 20:00 - 09-10-2019 23:00

    Fabulously French mid-week get-together

    in the restaurant of the Ibis Hotel in Hunter Square (just next to the Tron).

    A new venue for our friendly mid-week night-out where everyone is welcome: if you're a new member please don't hesitate to come along!

    Although we’re meeting in the restaurant we’re under no obligation to have food and they even have some Pastis!!

    We are very much looking forward to meeting new people, as well as the usual suspects!! And if you cannot come along exactly at 8pm... well, feel free to drop by any time afterwards!! (we're usually around until  11pm or thereabouts)


    Sponsored by

    Lise Morel T/A Premiere Classe

    French language classes in Edinburgh, during the day or in the evening.