Founded in 1910 by a private benefactor eager to introduce Londoners to French artists and writers, the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni (French Cultural Institute in the UK) is the official French government centre of language and culture in the UK. It is one of 150 French Institutes worldwide, and one of the oldest.
Over the years the Institut has had many locations; the current premises are in South Kensington, a stylish art deco building comprising theatre, library and reception rooms, was opened in 1939. Since then, many great names have passed through its doors, among them Jean Renoir, Eugène Ionesco, Catherine Deneuve and Michel Tournier.
The Institut français exists to promote French language and culture, but also to encourage cross-cultural exchange. The programmation of talks and films reflects this dual aim, with speakers from both sides of the Channel meeting regularly in discussion, and screenings of films from all corners of the world.
French Bubbles & Institut Français Collaboration
French Bubbles is invited to the Institut Français to organize a Vintage Champagne Bar. This idea has been developed to help raising money for the French Institute to continue its activity.
Come and enjoy a show and you will have the possibility of buy a glass of champagne and £20 per bottle go to the French Institute.
Visit our events page to book a place