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P’tit Ciné-Concert – October 14

Once upon a time… three French musicians put together their notes and waved their bows and their drumsticks to create live scores to animation films, bringing out ‘The Little Cine-Concert 2’. The band Philharmonique de la Roquette brings a highly original concept to Chennai: not a movie, not a concert, but a movie-concert. Three musicians provide live accompaniment for 11 ... Read More »

Obituary for Mr K. Devaraj

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Mr. K. Devaraj’s demise. He left us peacefully last night following a long illness. He was a pillar of the Alliance Française of Madras where he spent his entire life. He succeeded his father and took up work at the AFM thirty-six years ago and dedicated his life to ... Read More »

Cello concert – Sept 25

On Thursday, September 25, at 7pm. The concert will take place at C.S.I. St. Mary Church, Fort Saint George, Chennai Christian-Pierre La Marca is a French cellist with natural virtuosic command and impassioned musicianship. He has performed all over the world and became an exlusive recording artist for Sony Classical. His repertoire is a reflection of his curiosity: from baroque ... Read More »

Information session: Curriculum Vitae and Statement of Purpose

CampusFrance along with ESIGELEC is conducting an information session on effective Curriculum Vitae and Statement of Purpose writing on the 24th of September at 5 pm at the Alliance Française of Madras. Please note that entry is free and open to all. This session would be useful for prospective students as well as candidates applying for various employment positions. Read More »

A new Director for the Alliance Française of Madras

Mr Pierre-Emmanuel Jacob has taken up his post as new Director of the Alliance Française of Madras on the Tuesday 9th of September 2014. He comes in as a successor to Mr Benoit Olivier. Mr P.E.J hails from Noisy-Le-Sec, a city near Paris where he was Director of Cultural Affairs and holds degrees from both the French Political Science Institute ... Read More »

Rendez-vous mensuel – Several languages for one country

A monthly discussion with native French Speakers Saturday, June 7, 2014 2 sessions: 10.30 am to 12.00 pm and 2.30pm to 4.00 pm @Alliance Francaise’s Media Library One saturday a month, The Alliance Francaise of Madras hosts ‘Rendez-vous mensuel’, an informal discussion in French on a previously defined topic. Take the opportunity to discover and discuss French culture and customs, ... Read More »


Anne Paceo Join us on September 20, at 7:30 at the Museum Theater, Egmore, and seize the opportunity to discover an exceptional quality show of jazz music ! Free entry and open to all ! Anne Paceo is an award-winning artist. Only 29, she has already received a ‘Victoire de la Musique’ and a ‘Django d’or’, played in many festivals ... Read More »


  Teachers and administration of the Alliance Française of Madras bid farewell to Benoit Olivier, who has come to the end of his tenure as Director. Read More »

Code Coromandel

CODE COROMANDEL Code Coromandel is an intricate story which is a motivation and an inspiration. If the colours of the Coromandel lacquer are ever-changing and seductive, its history is the result of a misunderstanding. European merchants of the XVII century thought these objects, bartered on this coast of India, were made locally, when they were actually from China, only passing ... Read More »

Tech-no-logic Progress

Deepak Hariharan and Sunaina Mudaliar acted in 2 plays this year, Eternally Yours by Sunaina Mudaliar and Tech-no-logic: Progress, directed by Adarsh Satish and written by Deepak Hariharan according to whom the title says it all ! Representing Bangalore in Chennai’s chapter of the Short + Sweet festival are Adarsh Satish, Deepak Hariharan and Sunaina Mudaliar from a.g.n.i. Theatre. Their ... Read More »