Bulletin mensuel: avril 2017

The next meeting of the Cercle Français de Belfast will be …

on Mercredi 12 avril 2017 à 19h.30 
in Dark Horse Coffee House, 
30-34, Hill Street Belfast BT1 2LB
Topic: Debussy and friends
Speaker: Hilary HEADLEY

Debussy's music was considered by French society to be not quite acceptable and, in one case, outrageous. The Belle Époque, however, brought revolutionary changes in music, art and writing. Debussy was among its leaders, and his influence had a very long reach. 


Bal Feirste's monthly Workshop/Bal 

Bal Feirste's monthly Workshop/Bal will take place on:

Date: Sunday, 9 April
Venue: Sunflower Club, Union St, Belfast (upstairs)
Dance workshop: 17.00-17.30
Bal: 17.30-19.00
(this is a free event, donations welcome)

Dance workshop - no experience or partner needed, devoting our time to a Breton dance -the "Pach Pi".
Bal - a time to practise your moves, not just the dances of this month, but others we have covered to date guidance will be given where necessary.


Christine Bovill: Piaf

Friday 28th April 8.00pm
Áras Mhic Reachtain
283-289 Antrim Road
Belfast

As part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Christine Bovill, Scotland’s Little Sparrow and multi award-winning songwriter and performer returns to Áras Mhic Reachtain with her triumphant show Piaf. Bovill is the world’s best Piaf performer! No pretence. No gimmicks. Simply a voice. Pure and majestic. Singing of life’s triumphs and tragedies, resisting the temptation of retelling her life story, Piaf focuses instead on the music.
Support from Eve Belle
Tickets £10 - MORE THAN HALF ALREADY GONE! To purchase tickets click here.


Both Sides

The Dark Horse
Sunday 7th May 3.00pm & 7.30pm
Tickets £8

Our friend Jane Coyle returns to the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival with a new play 'Both Sides'.  It is a development of 'Me Here, Me', the Beckett-inspired monologue which was at CQAF last year. You will see a big difference now that a companion piece - 'Before Before' - has been added.  The two musicians, Mark and Annette, will be involved again playing their atmospheric French dance music.

For further details and to purchase tickets click here.


Cercle Français de Belfast Annual Dinner

When going to press with our programme we still had not settled on the date for our annual dinner so you might like to note in your diary that this year  Cercle Français de Belfast's Annual Celebration Dinner will take place on Wednesday 31st May.


Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening.

À bientôt, Philip