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French up your life!

We are a non-profit ACT association and a registered charity which promotes the French language and cultural exchange in Canberra since 1943. We are part of a network of 800 Alliances françaises in 137 countries.

Term 1 2015 & Summer Intensive Courses are online! You can enrol online now.

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CURRENT EVENTS


Exhibition Jean-Yves Camus "Landscapes. Territoires rêvés" - EXTENDED UNTIL NOV. 24

Exhibition Jean-Yves Camus "Landscapes. Territoires rêvés" - EXTENDED UNTIL NOV. 24
We are very happy to receive the exhibition "Landscapes. Territoires rêvés" by famous French photographer Jean-Yves Camus.
Opening on October 22nd at 7pm by M. Eric Soulier, Cultural Councellor at the French Embassy. Free entry. Cheese and wine.


Take part in the Fondation Alliance Française International Photography Competition!

Take part in the Fondation Alliance Française International Photography Competition!
The Fondation Alliance Française has opened its 5th international photography competition, the theme is Climat Etat d'urgence. Send us your photographs before January 5th and you'll have a chance to be part of an international exhibition and to go on a week long trip to Paris! Learn more here.





 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Christmas cooking class - December 6th / 9am to 1pm

Christmas cooking class - December 6th / 9am to 1pm
Come along and learn about a French tradition from Alsace. You will bake different sorts of biscuits with a French teacher, and make your own «vin chaud», a spiced wine that is served on Christmas markets all over France.
Saturday 6th December / 9am to 1pm


Christmas Party - December 11th at 8.15pm

Christmas Party - December 11th at 8.15pm

Come and have a great time at our annual Christmas dinner party. If you can sing, dance, play an instrument or act, let us know and you can be included in the programme. Bring your own dessert and a $5 max. gift for the present exchange.

$30 for non members, 15% discount for members. RSVP before December 9th.


Start of adults Summer Intensive - JANUARY 6TH

Start of adults Summer Intensive - JANUARY 6TH
What are your plans for summer? You are still interested in working on your French skills?
Have a break, but not from French!


Start of Children Summer Intensive - JANUARY 12TH

Start of Children Summer Intensive - JANUARY 12TH
What are your plans for summer? You are still interested in working on your French skills?
Have a break, but not from French!


Exhibition OUT OF SILENCE  Marcel Marceau in Australia 1965-2003, photographs by Jan Dalman

Exhibition OUT OF SILENCE Marcel Marceau in Australia 1965-2003, photographs by Jan Dalman

Australian photographer Jan Dalman photographed French mime artist Marcel Marceau on the Australian stage over a 38 year period.  Dalman’s photographs, held in private collection in Canberra, are exhibited here with anecdotes from the two artists’ time together, and ephemera associated with Marceau’s appearances at The Canberra Theatre.

Thu 26 February – Thu 19 March 2015

An exhibition by the Canberra Museum and gallery, presented at the Alliance Française in partnership with the Canberra Theatre Centre – Celebrating 50 Years.
Mon - Thu: 9am to 7.30pm Fri: 9am to 5pm


Coco avant Chanel - Anne Fontaine - 2009

Coco avant Chanel - Anne Fontaine - 2009

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.
The flight of the red balloon - Hsiao-Hsien - 2007

The flight of the red balloon - Hsiao-Hsien - 2007

A little boy and his baby-sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon.
Thérèse Desqueyroux - Claude Miller - 2012

Thérèse Desqueyroux - Claude Miller - 2012

François Mauriac's mysterious novel of dark provincial passion has been turned into a closely observed, intriguingly oppressive and unventilated drama, whose suspense accumulates as the action proceeds with its heavy, deliberate tread. Audrey Tautou plays Thérèse herself in pre-war France: she's a free thinker and free spirit, but nonetheless someone with a lively appreciation of her family's riches and social standing, and how advantageous it would be to marry the dull, wealthy landowner Bernard Desqueyroux (Gilles Lellouche). 
Happiness never comes alone - James Huth - 2013

Happiness never comes alone - James Huth - 2013

Sacha Keller is only interested in one night stands with 20-somethings and has a phobia of children. That is until he meets Charlotte, the divorced mother-of-three and ex-wife of one his employer's powerful clients.
The Last Battle - 1983 - Besson

The Last Battle - 1983 - Besson

Le Dernier Combat, released in 1983, is a French film, filmed in black and white, and with virtually no dialogue. It is the first feature film made by Luc Besson and Jean Reno's first leading role. The film is a dark vision of post-apocalyptic survival.

The plot explores the devastation of civilization and issues of brutality, hostility and isolation.