Past Meetings 

2018

Wednesday May 16th - Dr Valentina Gossetti presented Female French Poets.

Wednesday April 18th - Sally Young presented on her experience in the Basque Country of France.

Book launch - Dr Valentina Gosetti on female French poets and the art of translation

Wednesday16th May 2018

Twenty-two people attended. 

Kent House 7:30 Wednesday April 18th Supper and presentation - Get Directions

 

2017

Wednesday November 15th 2017 - Christmas Celebration -  We had a wonderful gathering at Ashwin's Restaurant, which concluded the year nicely.

Wednesday October 18th 2017 - Wine and Cheese Night - What is more French than Wine and Cheese? Nothing? Well there you go! We matched this famous pairing with a great night with great people!

Saturday July 22nd 2017 - A delightful Bastille Day Celebration at Booloomimbah. Great food and entertaining night.

Wednesday June 21st 2017 - Fête de la musique - Founded by the French Minister of Culture Jack Lang in 1982, this day, which later became an international celebration intends to having everyone playing music everywhere, "the music everywhere and the concert nowhere".

Wednesday May 17th 2017 - Valentina Gossetti delighted us with an insight on the role of French in the XIXth century French literature

Wednesday April 19th 2017  - Jean-Luc stimulated our taste buds while educating our brains presenting his extensive knowledge on French wines. 

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Wednesday March 15th 2017 - Our AGM took place. The 2017 committee welcomes Lucie Darmet who is our new secretary and Newsletter editor. The committee would like to give a warm and extensive thanks to our former secretary Lyn Gollan and Newsletter Editor Jim Nicholls for their commitment and support over the last years!

Sunday Janurary 26th 2017 -  Picnic boules at Dumaresq Dam - we had our traditional beginning of the year celebration, meet and greet around a wonderful spread of food and good games of petanque

This site here has excellent information on the Petanque technique so check this out if you have questions!

See photos from past events

2016

Wednesday March 23rd 2016 - AGM

Wednesday April 20th 2016 - Poetry night - 5 poems readings and discussion about some of the greatest French poems

Wednesday May 18th 2016 - Trivia Night - we learnt so many things about France and its culture.

Thursday May 26th 2016 6:45pm for a 7pm start  - Movie night - La Famille Belier at the cinema.

Wednesday June 15th - le Tour du Gout - Jean-Luc Tisserand gave a wonderful talk on Le Tour de France and food from three regions through which the tour passes.a wine and cheese evening.

Saturday July 30th 2016 - Bastille Day Luncheon- Fantastic dinner at Boolominbah with champagne, dancing activities and red carpet.

Wednesday August 17th 2016 - Les Jeux Olympiques -  Jean-Luc delighted us once again with facts and stats. No drug test was conducted!!

September 9th, 10th and 11th 2016 - French Film Festival - 5 movies were shown over the weekend and we had a great support with close to 500 kids small and big enjoying some great stories. We're already planning the 2017 so stay tuned!

Wednesday October 19th 2016  - French nineteenth century music - Neville Webb delighted us with pieces from Ravel and his contemporary composers.

Wednesday Novermber 16th 2016 - Beaujolais Nouveau and William the Conqueror - we had a fantastic night learning about William the Conqueror and how 950 years ago the Norman invasion influenced the course of the francophonisme in Europe while enjoying the infamous Beaujolais Nouveau

Saturday December 3rd 2016 - Christmas Bash - we celebrated the end of the year beautifully with lovely food and lovely company.