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French Alliance

The Alliance Française has been spreading French language and culture all over the world for more than 130 years.

- THE CULTURAL ALTERNATIVE -

The Alliance Française was created in 1883 in Paris under the aegis of Paul Cambon and Pierre Foncin, around personalities such as Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Armand Colin and Ernest Renan.

Today, it is the leading cultural network worldwide, with 850 establishments in 136 countries on all five continents.

Each year, 500,000 people, of all ages, attend Alliances Françaises to learn French and more than 6 million people participate in our cultural activities.
The network is coordinated by the Alliance Française Foundation in Paris and Beijing general delegation for China.

Each Alliance Française is a local not-for-profit organisation operating autonomously.
We have three main goals :

  • Teaching French

  • Promoting French culture

  • Developing cultural diversity and exchanges

- THE REFERENCE IN CENTRAL CHINA -

The Alliance française of Wuhan was created 15 years ago in cooperation with Wuhan University (Wuda). We have 3 locations in Wuhan city. We organise more than 50 cultural events each year in Central-China.

Latest events :

  • Intercultural meeting (monthly) : gathering French community and Chinese people around cross-cultural themes (cultural stereotypes, history, langage, tourism, management, food, communication…). Conferences led by French and Chinese experts, teachers, journalists…
  • Anne Cheng, famous sinologist, teacher at College de France
  • Les Choristes, choir from Lyon
  • Meeting with Mathieu Chedid
  • French movie-maker Hélier Cisterne
  • 3 music concerts from France, Switzerland and Belgium
  • workshop with actor and stage director Fabien Maheu
  • Meeting with Versailles Baroque music Center (before performance at Qintai concert hall)
  • Wine testing workshop
  • Pastry workshop
  • Fashion workshop
  • dance workshop
  • Litterature conference with 4 French writers traveling along the Yantse river
  • Exhibition : French history through advertising
  • Art performance : French artist Catherine Ludeau
  • Meeting and workshop with Godi , Belgian cartoonist
  • Conference by Yu Zhou and literary dîner « chopsticks and forks » Comparison between French and Chinese food culture
  • Music concert : BATpointG
  • Sciences exhibition Universciences
  • Photography exhibition Harcourt Studio
  • Storytime for French and Chinese children (monthly)

Coming events :

Concert by French artist Laura Cahen (VOX)
Victor Hugo Exhibition from Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Classical music concert (French baroque repertoire and Kun Qu). Lyon and Beijing music conservatories

Drawing workshop for children with Herve Tullet French designer

In 2015, our cultural program will be concentrated around 3 main seasons :

1- March : Month dedicated to French-speaking countries and culture

Music concerts,

French-speaking countries Film Festival,

Various art exhibitions

2- May - June : Children and Music festivals

dance show,

show for children,

workshop with Lucky Luke (French strip cartoon) author ,

French Festival of music

3- « Romantic Autumn » September 15th-November 15th

Concert by Guo Gan, Chinese master of Er hu

Piano concert (Chopin)

French Singer (Edith Piaf songs)

Exhibition of photography

French Film Festival

Quatuor concert

We are partners with the French Embassy in Beijing, the French Consulate in Wuhan, Wallonie-Brussels delegation in Beijing, Embassy of Switzerland, Representation of Quebec and with the main cultural centers of Wuhan (Qintai concert Hall and theater, Vox, Hubei provincial Library, Wuhan museums, Banma dajie art center in Tanhualin, 403 art center, Wanda bookstore in Hanjie…).

We also organise events in Hunan and Jiangxi with our local partners.

Tag(s) : #alliance française

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