• French Events & Workshops in Oxford

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    French Events & Workshops in Oxford

Café Philo

Come and discuss in French the great philosophical authors and their ideas. Starting with short excerpts of original works, we will debate ideas in a convivial atmosphere.

Our only pay-as-you-go class.

  • Every Friday
    12:30pm-13.30pm
  • Alliance française d’Oxford, 1st floor,
    30 Polstead Road
  • £8
    with coffee or tea

GCSE & A-level Intensive Workshops

Expert tuition in small groups to help your child reach her or his full potential.

 

French Story Time

Every other Saturday, join us the afternoon with tales and readings for all ages, followed by a fun craft activity.

 

Photo exhibition: The Hole & Acrobaties

Arresting photographs by Moroccan photographer Hicham Benohoud, showcasting inhabitants of Marrakech in unexpected settings.

  • 5 – 31 March
  • Alliance française d’Oxford
    30 Polstead Road, 1st floor, OX2 6TN
  • Free entrance

Talk and Q&A with French author Faïza Guène

French author Faïza Guène will discuss her literary work with Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature Catriona Seth, followed by Q&A. Language and integration are tackled in this hopeful account of a young woman of North African origin’s life in a working class neighbourhood of Paris.

  • Monday 9th  March
    5pm – 6.3-pm
  • Ox. Uni. Fac. Modern Languages
    Taylorian Institution Library
    St Gilles’, OX1 3NA
  • Free

Film Screening: Félicité (2017)

Bar singer and single mother Félicité struggles to raise money to help her son after his motorcycle accident.

  • Tuesday 10th March
    8pm
  • Maison Française d’Oxford Auditorium
    2 -10 Norham Road, OX2 6SE
  • Free

Migration speed-conference and Q&A

A speed-conference presenting (in record time) research findings on the human, economic and cultural impacts of migration. Followed by Q&A. In French and English. In partnership with TORCH and COMPAS networks.

  • Wednesday 11th March
    5.30pm
  • Radcliffe Humanities Building
    Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG
  • Free

African music workshop for children

Discover African music and instruments with this practical and fun workshop! For children aged 7+

  • Saturday 14th March
    9.30am – 12.15pm
  • Alliance française d’Oxford
    30 Polstead Road, OX2 6TN
  • £42

Film screening: Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes

Mohawk archaelogist Baptiste Asigny goes in a search for his ancestors following a tragic landslide in the Percival Molson Stadium.

  • Tuesday 17th March
    6.30pm
  • Maison française d’Oxford
    2 – 10 Norham Road, OX2 6SE
  • Free

Film screening: Kirikou and the Sorceress

Animated film inspired by West African folk tales. Kirikou is destined to save his village from the witch Karaba. In French.

  • Saturday 14th March
    2pm
  • Alliance française d’Oxford
    30 Polstead Road, OX2 6TN
  • Free

Moroccan Feast

Join us for a delicious Morocco-themed feast! Social gathering, fun, music and a francophonie quiz are on the menu!

  • Friday 20th March
    7pm – 9pm
  • St Margaret’s Institute (hall)
    30 Polstead Road, OX2 6TN
  • £20 (incl. drinks and tea)

Voyage en francophonie workshop for adults

Discover the cultural and musical diversity of the French-speaking world. For Beginners and Intermediate levels.

  • Saturday 21st March
    9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Alliance française d’Oxford
    30 Polstead Road, OX2 6TN
  • £42

French Pop Video Competition

Get ready to take your mike and shoot a clip!

Do you think you could sing or rap in French? Do you have the skills to make a video clip for your song? If so, this competition is for you!
The Institut français du Royaume-Uni, in association with Francophonie UK, is inviting you to submit a short video, or animated clip, to accompany a song or rap in French. Open to all students in UK schools, from 7 to 18 years-old.

French Book Club

Join Barbara Giraud, our literature expert, and discuss the classical novel “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert.

  • Saturday 4th April
  • 10:30am-12pm
  • The Anchor pub
    1rst floor, 2 Hayfield Rd
  • £12
    with hot drink/croissant

French Book Club

Join Barbara Giraud, our literature expert, and discuss “Le Bureau des jardins et des étangs“, a contemporary novel written by Didier Decoin.

  • Saturday 2nd May
  • 10:30am-12pm
  • The Anchor pub
    1rst floor, 2 Hayfield Rd
  • £12
    with hot drink/croissant

French Book Club

Join Barbara Giraud, our literature expert, and discuss “Rhinocéros“, a play by Eugène Ionesco.

  • Saturday 6th June
  • 10:30am-12pm
  • The Anchor pub
    1rst floor, 2 Hayfield Rd
  • £12
    with hot drink/croissant