UCD goes red, white and blue as French Soc and staff in the French department host a week packed with events to celebrate all things French.

Un café à Paris takes place today, Tuesday, health from 1pm to 3pm in the Blue Room in the Student Centre. At 5pm students can see a play based on the French TV show Kaamelott in G106.

Michel Hazanavicius’ film OSS 117: Le caire, nid d’espions (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies) will be shown in theatre 1 of the Newman Building at 6:30pm. The 2006 film, starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Béjo, It is a parody of the spy film genre and follows the exploits of a French secret agent OSS 117, in Cairo, in 1955.

There will also be a debate between the French Societies of UCD and Trinity on the topic of vegetarianism, which will be held on Wednesday at 7pm.

Also on Wednesday there will be a wine and cheese event followed by an after party in the Palace Nightclub on Lower Camden St.

Matthew Carroll, Auditor of UCD French Soc, said; “the majority of students finish languages at the time they finish the Leaving Cert, French Week will hopefully remind students of other aspects of a language, not just grammar and verbs. Aspects that were not taught in school… With the wide mixture of events hopefully it will attract a wide range of groups not just Language Students and members of French Soc.”

“Combining ideas with the French Tutors was a tremendous help and was Great Fun and many of the Cultural Activities are fantastic ideas of theirs, for example the goûter which takes place in A105 and the scenes from Kaamelott.Without the help and fantastic ideas of Adeline, Baptiste, Hélene and Marion (the four French Tutors), this week would not have happened.”

-Stephen West