Calendar of Events | Alliance Française Dubai | Oct 2014

Painting exhibition - 'L'envol' by Virginie MONESTIER

French artist living in Metz, France, Virginie Monestier has been earlier caught up by the colours and the light of the Antilles and drawned towards watercolour expression. Monestier draw her inspiration from her insatiable observation of nature and life around her. She tries to faithfully transcribe this reality. In the line of the naturalist painting movement, the serie 'L'envol' (The Flight) exhibits a collection of artworks of various birds species taking flight.

Opening Tuesday October 8 at 8pm - until Oct 31
Where: Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, street 18, close to American Hospital
Free Entry | RSVP to to attend the opening

'Rendez-vous Cinema' at Alliance Francaise Dubai - French movie with English subtitles - "Comme un Chef"
French Culinary Comedy (2012) from Daniel Cohen with Jean Reno et Michael Youn (1h25)
Jacky is an unappreciated cook who dreams of success in a fine restaurant. His financial difficulties force him to accept odd jobs that he doesn’t manage to keep. One day he meets Alexandre Lagarde, famous starred Chef who has been pressured by the financial group owning his restaurants.

Date & time: Monday October 13 at 8pm
Where: Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, street 18, close to American Hospital
Free Entry | with English subtitles

Gala Dinner with Chef Sylvestre Wahid - SOFITEL JBR
In celebration of the French Taste Week, Alliance Francaise Dubai organizes the second edition of the Gala Dinner. This year, the dinner will be orchestrated by the two-Michelin starred 'Grand Chef' Sylvestre Wahid.
Born in Pakistan, student of Thierry Marx and Alain Ducasse, Chef Sylvestre is undoubtedly worthy of this special event, especially after living up to some of the most daring challenges: inventing a champagne dinner for the yachtsman Mike Horn, cooking in an awarded four-star restaurant in NYC and serving dinner on an adrift iceberg in Greenland in a temperature of 2°C…
Promising experience at the Gala Dinner... 

Date & Time: Monday October 20 - at 7.30pm
Where: SOFITEL JBR Monte Carlo Ballroom
For information and registration, contact Alliance Française, Oud Metha. Tel. 04 335 8712
Cost: AED 550 person (including bubbly reception + 5 course set menu and paired glass of wines with each plate)

About Alliance Française Dubai

Alliance Française Dubai is a non-profit organization that keep aiming “To be the French Institute and the French Cultural hub of choice in Dubai for learning the French language, and for the promotion of French & Francophone cultures in a thriving environment.”

Alliance Française Dubai is extremely active on the cultural scene of the UAE. They promote visual and performing arts not only for French and Francophone artists but especially for other artists of various nationalities. 

Tel: 04 335 87 12 

Opening hours from Saturday to Thursday from 8:30am to 6pm

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